|Senior-multigenerational dilemma||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David Mencher (davidipatent.co.il)|
|Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:36:52 -0800 (PST)|
Dear Friends, I am currently involved in a three-year old effort to establish Israel's first cohousing community. We have made much progress, now have 20+ committed households out of the 30 projected units and are seriously searching for a site. However, despite the original intent to establish an age restricted (prospective members limited to 55-75 at application to join) community, some in the community are now pushing to revisit the possibility of multigenerational v senior only. To be frank, my wife and I are 100% opposed to anything but a senior community, for both personal (desire for quiet, order and mostly to avoid a child-centered community) and logistic/affordability considerations (need for greater variety of services, facilities and housing options for families with children). We have convened an ad hoc committee to bring some suggestions to our Board of Directors, to then be opened to the community for discussion and decisions. I have read through a few threads on the Cohousing mailing list dealing with the subject of age-restricted v intergenerational communities, and would appreciate any and all thoughts and comments, preferably based on actual experience, that some of you might have to offer. Please feel free to ask any other questions that you might have regarding our fledgling cohousing community, we are glad to learn from others. Many thanks David Mencher Modiin, Israel CHI- Cohousing Israel Thank you, David Mencher PhD Patent Attorney EHRLICH & FENSTER G. E. Ehrlich (1995) Ltd. The Rogovin-Tidhar Tower, 15th Floor, 11 Menachem Begin Road, 52681 Ramat Gan, Israel Tel.: 073-7919199 | Fax.: 073-7919100 | Email: david [at] ipatent.co.il<blocked::mailto:david [at] ipatent.co.il> | Website: www.ipatent.co.il<http://www.ipatent.co.il/> This e-mail message is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender by reply e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. We accept no responsibility for emails lost, not communicated, destroyed, blocked, returned or in any manner obstructed by a SPAM FIREWALL or such device or software. We also take no responsibility for any losses or inconvenience caused as a direct or indirect result of such blocking of our email communication. Please note that all opinions and/or conclusions expressed herein are preliminary and merely represent our analysis of the facts as known and/or presented to us and are not to be viewed or relied upon as conclusive and/or as a prediction of the outcome of any current or future litigation or other controversy. P Please consider the environment before printing my email
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