Last week’s writing by Paula Span in the New York Times’ New Old Age Blog describes a new development in the United States’ ageing offerings: senior cohousing.  Span describes senior cohousing as “small developments and neighborhoods that combine private homes with community connections and obligations and spaces”.  These communities, she writes, “promis[e] the blend of privacy and kinship, plus the support for aging in place, that assisted living or continuing care retirement communities try to provide – but with the residents themselves firmly in charge. From hiring architects to setting pet policies, they run the show”.

Take some time to read over the blog entry and share your troughs on senior cohousing with IAHSA.  What new developments have you encountered in your community that can serve as a model for others?