SO DO WE!
Photo by Charles Durrett, MDA, architect (Oakcreek Community, Stillwater, OK)
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What is Cohousing?
Cohousing communities are collaborative neighborhoods that combine private homes with extensive common facilities to create strong and successful housing developments. Most are organized as townhouse or condominium developments with a homeowners association. The intent is to cultivate a strong sense of community through extensive common facilities and active collaboration of the residents.
Why Senior Cohousing?
Senior cohousing fills a niche for healthy, educated, proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally vibrant community. It allows seniors to have a community that favors their needs. A smaller “right-sized” home can reduce maintenance and overhead costs.
Research shows that people remain healthier and may live more independently if they have strong community ties. Senior Cohousing allows members to age in place for as long as possible.
“What seniors want is to be in the driver’s seat, to take control of their aging scenario. What they desire is to create their own community. Senior cohousing is gaining popularity, meeting the needs of seniors internationally, and is proving to be a solution to housing seniors in the neighborhoods of their dreams, supported by their neighbors and friends”, according to McCamant and Durrett Architects.
Simply put: Senior Cohousing means “better together”.