There is a "burgeoning trend in communal living among seniors, who are banding together to share resources and camaraderie. Whether they’re finding roommates or living in a modern cohousing development — private homes clustered around shared spaces that residents manage together — these seniors are finding a new way of thinking about retirement, one that revolves around creating a community where you can age in place with others. Some say living-together options are the future of aging."
My name is Marie Lucas and I have managed the care of several individuals in the past 8 years. Noticing the value of community when dealing with aging people and people with disability, I am now in the process of creating a conscious aging community that would also provide a suitable place for individuals that need to heal from illness or surgery and for individuals with disability.
IINTER-GENERATIONAL COMMUNITY: THE POWER OF A TRIBE
There is nothing more comforting, empowering, reassuring, uplifting than feeling that we belong. It is like being part of an extended family. One of the most challenging aspects of being diagnosed with a life threatening disease or just simply getting old is feeling alone and very vulnerable. When one is surrounded by a caring community, those challenge seem to be more manageable.
Actually so many of our American seniors and disable people are living in places that do not accommodate their most basic needs.
When one person is disable in a couple setting, the other is usually the designated care giver. Being part of a loving community can be a life saver for both. And when living alone with physical or emotional challenges doesn’t make sens, it is time to find an affordable place that would provide the support needed.
OUR NEXT STEP
Finding the right property in the greater Bay Area is part of our next step as well as looking at all the funding options that are available. The concept of co-housing is attractive as part of the overall plan for long term residents but we would like to provide some assisted living capacity to our community as well.
If you are interested in the concept of this type of intentional community, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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