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Issue 149


Find Issue #149, (Winter 2010) – “Elders” of Communities Magazine here!

Further Thoughts on a Community’s Changes

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This companion piece to Elderhood, In and Out of Community gives further reflections from community members.


Getting Elder All the Time

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Community can be balm for the discomforts of aging, just as elders’ wisdom and caring can soothe the growing pains of youth.


Poor Minutes Lead to Wasted Hours

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Author: Laird Schaub Published in Communities Magazine Issue #149 Good records of what happened at meetings are important for a variety of reasons: ● Informing members who missed the meeting what happened. The minutes should include sufficient detail that people will be able to tell if points dear to them have already surfaced in the… Read More


Remembering Jane Owen

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In reviving and restoring the site of two historical intentional communities, a town’s benefactor revitalized its sense of present-day community as she continued to dream, create, grow, and give.


And I Listen

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Howling, shouting, cries of despair, and The Pierced One greet a parent on her first visit to her daughter’s adopted community. Luckily, through lots of talking and listening, things improve.


On Becoming Elders

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For many baby boomers, taking on the mantle of eldership means transforming the sometimes rambunctious, in-your-face, empowerment-obsessed energy they worked so hard to sustain.


Elderhood, In and Out of Community

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A disenchanted community founder leaves her group, and finds that her rural hometown farming community and international travel and service better match her vision of honorable elderhood.


It Takes a Community to Grow an Elder

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After confronting an identity crisis worthy of adolescence, a 65-year-old finds a new home in community and discovers that elderhood is a blessing, not a curse.


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