Senior Cohousing

“Senior cohousing is a relevant reaction to the realities of our society.”
Charles Durrett

Senior cohousing is an innovative solution to meet the unique needs of an aging population. Aligning co-care practices to address emotional needs through a supportive community environment fosters stimulating environments for pro-active seniors.

Cohousing aims to address the largest obstacles to aging gracefully, including isolating environments that instill loneliness and fear and over-sterilized, impersonal environments of nursing homes and elderly care facilities. Aging in community allows for a boost in interaction among seniors and offers an important safety net of social inclusion.

WHY SENIOR COHOUSING?

Extraordinarily appealing for us to be the kids!
– Wolf Creek Senior Cohousing resident

At my old place I was fixing the house all the time, that was my leisure time, now I help fix the community.
– Wolf Creek resident

Graceful aging belongs to people who say to themselves: I’m going to age, I’m not going to stay the way I am now and I’m prepared for it.
– Arthur Okner, resident at Silver Sage

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  • Opportunity for saging
  • Escalating housing prices
  • There are more than 77 million boomers in the U.S., and by 2030, this demographic will represent an estimated 20% of the population
  • Seeking connectivity, not condominiums
  • Building relationships, not just casual acquaintances
  • It’s a whole lot of fun!

 

OUR WORK
CoHousing Solutions has successfully guided a number of senior cohousing projects from the initial brainstorming phase through construction, such as Wolf Creek Lodge in Grass Valley, CA and Oakcreek Cohousing Community in Stillwater, OK.

We’re in the process of fostering others, including:
Shepherd Village in Shepherdstown, WV
PDX Commons in Portland, OR
Placitas Sage in Placitas, NM

LEARN MORE
Interested in starting a senior cohousing community in your city? Pro-activity is the first step!
Email info@cohousing-solutions.com to receive more information or schedule a consultation with Katie McCamant by calling 530-478-1970.

You can also learn more about the important work of addressing senior-specific housing from our friends at SAGE Cohousing Advocates based in Portland, OR. Learn more about them on their website.

CoHousing Solutions “Ask a Cohousing Resident” interview series offers first-hand insights into the abundance of senior cohousing’s benefits. Learn more on our YouTube Channel.

READING LIST
The Senior Cohousing Handbook: by Charles Durrett
Audacious Aging edited by Stephanie Marohn
60 on Up: The Truth About Aging in America by Lillian B. Rubin
What Are Old People For? by William Thomas, authority on geriatric medicine and eldercare
Elder Cohousing by Sally Abrahams. AARP
Cohousing Not Just for Boomer Hippies by Steve Bergsman, InMan News
Aging in Community by Janice Blanchard
Seniors at Home in Cohousing by Dana Romanoff, USA TODAY
Moving Beyond Place: Aging in Community by William H. Thomas & Janice M. Blanchard
Senior Cohousing May Be the Next Real-Estate Trend by Ryan Holeywell
2014 Report on Senior Cohousing by Jim Leach

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