The Senior Cohousing Handbook – 2nd Edition
by Charles Durrett
2009; 320 pages; 9″ x 8″; paperback; ISBN:0-86571-611-0
In a time of growing interest in community, green living and affordable housing, the Senior cohousing handbook strikes a chord. Whereas aging too often means isolation and loneliness, Senior Cohousing abounds with examples of neighborhoods organized by seniors for seniors. In these neighborhoods, proactive adults who want to take their future in their own hands are finding ways to meet their needs and are making sure their senior years are as full and rich and their younger ones.
Written by Charles Durett, an architect and authority on creating affordable cohousing, this book offers a compelling vision of what aging in cohousing can be. The author delves into the social as well as logistical aspects of forming or joining such a group and addresses common fears and misunderstandings about cooperative living. The benefits, on the other hand, are many: greater social connectedness, better physical and mental health, safety, affordability…the list goes on!
The text is also generously supplemented with excellent photographs showing the communities described in the book and their residents. Rich in ideas and inspiration, The Senior Cohousing Handbook is recommended to those who want to continue having vibrant, social and conscientious lifestyles.
The Senior Cohousing Handbook is on sale at our bookstore for $30 (reduced from $35)!
Other recommended cohousing titles:
The View from #410
The Cohousing Handbook
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