|Re: Research on cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Diane (dianeclairegmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 11:11:38 -0700 (PDT)|
Hello Shira, In response, I circulated your letter on our list serve. I asked how people felt about you coming here to do research and whether they thought we should have a discussion about it at a general meeting. So far the responses have been positive about your research and also about the community discussing your proposal before giving you the go-ahead. You probably have a formal proposal. Can we see it? I must warn you that things get decided pretty slowly around here (unless there's an emergency). Your proposal will first be discussed by the Community Life Committee (CLC) which will then probably put it on a general meeting agenda and draw up a proposal to present to the community. We don't meet in August because lots of people are away then. Sincerely, Diane Margolis, facilitator of the Community Life Committee On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 11:30 AM, <smk2152 [at] columbia.edu> wrote: > > Hi- I am writing because I am a masters student in Public Health and > Aging at Columbia University and would love to have the opportunity to > do my thesis on aging in cohousing. I am also, personally, a big fan > of cohousing and am actively looking into joining one myself. > > I would like to gather data for my thesis by interviewing residents > over a period of three weeks (or so) and sitting in on some meetings, > mealtimes and other communal activities. My research will focus on > these questions: What about cohousing enables aging in place, how are > home health aides incorporated into this unique housing-style, what > are the challenges of establishing caring relationships with non-kin > and what are residents' perceptions of their quality of life before > and after moving into cohousing? > > As for me, I am a quiet, studious and pleasant woman of 33, and I > would always respect the fact that I was a visitor in people?s homes. > It would be ideal for me if I could come for three weeks in January > 2010. The ideal community would be either a multigenerational cohouse > with a high percentage of older people or an elder-cohouse. > > I would be greatly appreciative to hear from anyone! > > Thank you, > Shira Klapper > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > -- Diane Margolis 175 Richdale Av. Cambridge, MA 02140 617 354 1349
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