Issue 166

Short-Term Vacation Cohousing: A Great Way to Learn

Posted on April 29, 2015 by

Two retirees discover a way to explore cohousing without long-term commitment—and after several extended visits, decide it’s for them.

A Baby Boomer Rediscovers Community

Posted on April 20, 2015 by

After falling into a disillusioning “status quo” existence, a baby boomer rekindles his zeal (and ability) to live by his values at Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage.

The Power of Community

Posted on April 10, 2015 by

Cohousing can offer a much-improved quality of life to seniors and others; it’s time to break free of the self-inflicted “Oh, that’s not me!”

My Father the Toddler

Posted on April 2, 2015 by

An ex-communitarian tending full-time to an aging parent reflects on how intentional communities can help shift our approach to elder care.

The Intergenerational Challenge

Posted on March 24, 2015 by

Bringing in older members can present costs but also yield great benefits, especially in maintenance and development of the community and—when handled well—in mentorship.

Every Eight Seconds

Posted on March 14, 2015 by

As intentional communities model new approaches to elder care, baby boomers can lead the way in transforming how we age in our society.

Living Intergenerationally at Dancing Rabbit: “The Times They Are A-Changin’…”

Posted on March 4, 2015 by
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Finding themselves to be elders in a multi-generational community, two baby boomers resist, accept, then finally embrace the idea that age DOES matter.

The New Communities

Posted on February 26, 2015 by

Our new format features 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper, as well as color throughout the issue—better reflecting both our ecological values and the richness of life in cooperative culture.

Community for Baby Boomers, #166 Contents

Posted on February 20, 2015 by

What role can baby boomers (born 1946-1964) play in a new resurgence of intentional community living? Where can they find and offer support to meet their and others’ needs over their final decades of life? How can aging baby boomers regain the sense of community that defined much of their generation as youth and young adults? What gifts do baby boomers offer to younger generations? In “Community for Baby Boomers,” our contributors explore these questions and many more.