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Alternative Housing Models for Aging in Community [Webinar]

October 21, 2021 @ 2:00 PM 3:30 PM CDT

October 21st | 2:00-3:30pm Eastern

Alternative Housing Models for Aging in Community

Much like planting a tree, the best time to start planning how you will age in community was 20 years ago.

The second best time is now.

Join us with national expert on aging in community Marianne Kilkenny for a webinar to start exploring your possible life options for the years ahead.

Marianne firmly believes that aging in community presents elders with the best opportunities for embracing our sovereignty as we age and living in a community provides much more resilient housing than attempting to age in place alone.

In this 90-minute webinar, she will guide us through the many housing choices that are available currently for us to age in community and which options are best for different lifestyles and budgets. She will also introduce us to some now possible models for aging in community that hold great promise but are beyond what currently exists.

This presentation will also cover terminology and a variety of options to start your journey including cohousing, shared housing, naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs), and your own neighborhood.

During this session you will:

  • Discover what alternative housing models resonate with you
  • Expand your knowledge of the choices that exist
  • Start the process of investigating possible life choices for the years ahead
  • Choose where and with whom you spend your 2nd and 3rd chapters of life

Meet the Presenter

Marianne Kilkenny

Marianne is recognized as a national expert in aging in community. She facilitates workshops and training sessions, and webinars for individuals, groups and communities truly interested in designing, developing, and creating their own alternative housing models.

Marianne is a speaker, coach, and “The Grand Nudge” who helps individuals and groups create innovative models for living and aging in community. Here mission is to champion alternative housing choices for older adults who want to experience camraderie, connection and confidence in their later years.

She has been featured on NBC Nightly News, CBS Early Show, ABC News, and NPR, and has been published in The NY Times, AARP Magazine, Marketplace Money, The Washington Post, and other media outlets about the financial, safety and social benefits of alternative housing models. She is also the author of Your Quest for Home: A Guidebook to Find the Ideal Community for Your Later Years, and offers online classes on her book and coaching to take action.



The Online Event Experience


Live Zoom Sessions

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Affordable and Accessible

All our events are run on a sliding scale basis. Generous donations cover the costs for low-income attendees. FIC is committed to making our programs accessible to people of all walks of life.

Watch the Recording

You’ll receive the recording of your event to view for up to one month (unless otherwise noted). So don’t worry if you can’t attend a live session. Watch or listen whenever it is convenient for you.

Loved by Community Builders

What a beautiful gift to our intentional community builders and leaders! FIC’s programs provide a way for thinking and concerned people to collaborate for solutions to our multitude of global crises. Thank you FIC!Terri Garcia

I am constantly impressed by the down-to-earth practicality of the FIC workshops combined with the philosophical questions that are so vital for us to explore. I’m grateful for the excellent planning and delivery of the workshops by skilled and inclusive presenters, who create a space that is both welcoming and invites participants to challenge existing ideas and world views. Well done and thank you FIC.Claire Ogden

Free – $25

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