Re: Inter-generational age-in-place co-housing communities - are there any out there?
From: Karen Sheahan (
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:25:45 -0700 (PDT)
Hello Jean and Everyone,

We live in Providence RI and Jean has articulated our aspirations and desires 
as we embark upon creating cohousing in our community. We have a lot to learn 
ourselves about supporting each other through the aging process in a 
multi-generational community. If this is your interest also, we would love to 
start a conversation. Please contact us directly. 

Karen Sheahan
Sheahan.k11 [at]

Pat Gifford
pgiffordmd [at]

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> On Aug 6, 2015, at 9:06 AM, Jean Foster <jean [at]> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I’m in my 60’s and have recently been struggling with caring for my own 
> elderly parents which has made me think seriously about how I want to spend 
> the rest of my life. 
> I did try searching through the list archives and came across some 
> discussions but didn’t find exactly what I was looking for:
> Age and end my days in my own home and community
> Ideally this would mean homes constructed to be accessible or easily made 
> accessible from the start as well as accessible common areas
> Live in an inter-gen community (not senior-only)
> The community helps provide support for elderly community members needs (the 
> way many communities provide space and activities for children, e.g. day 
> care, sitting co-ops, etc)
> A plan for allowing the elderly continue to share responsibilities as their 
> abilities decline
> + everything else co-housing provides
> Is there anyone out there already doing this or planning such a community?
> thanks,
> -jean-
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