COMMUNITY TAILORED TO VIBRANT SENIORS
Photo by Charles Durrett, MDA, architect (Oakcreek Community, Stillwater, OK)
Nevada City Cohousing
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 Is Cohousing Right for Seniors?
Seniors living in cohousing are proactive adults who want a voice in how their community is designed and are active in the day-to-day decision-making. They live in a socially and environmentally vibrant community.
Cohousing enables seniors to have a community that favors their unique needs.
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, seniors in cohousing are happier, healthier and live more sustainably!