Residents of Silver Sage Village, Colorado's first cohousing community for active adults in Boulder, have successfully completed their first year and a half living in a socially and environmentally sustainable neighborhood. The community continues to enjoy potlucks twice a week and has active teams for managing their shared 5,000 sq. ft. Common House, community life and aging in community together.
The Dallas Morning News - The front page of the Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007 edition contained a lengthy article entitled "For boomers, another chance to live together." The story focuses on a new initiative by a group of Unitarian Universalist churches to create elder cohousing communities in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Retirement Living Network - Neshama was a guest on "Living Well," a 30-minute news magazine taped in Washington, DC which initially aired on November 20, 2006 on Comcast 8 and Direct TV and has been re-broadcast several times nationally since then.
Time Magazine had a feature story about Elder/Senior Cohousing in its "Generations" issue targeted to over 55 readers. (Oct. 30, 2006).
The Wall Street Journal ran an column about age-targeted cohousing in the U.S. in its special "Guide to Retirement Planning & Living" supplement (Oct. 2, 2006).
Kiplinger's Personal Finance led their article on "Growing Old with Grace" with a write-up about the first completed Elder Cohousing neighborhoods (Sept. 2006).
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White House Conference on Aging
Elder Cohousing as an Implementation Strategy!
In December 2005, Elder Cohousing was nationally represented by Janice Blanchard MSPH, a gerontologist with the Denver Commission on Aging, at the White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA). This was the fifth WHCoA in history and delegates from all over the nation came together to propose and vote on resolutions which will be recommended to the President and Congress to help guide national aging policies for the next 10 years in the United States.
Ms. Blanchard and several other delegates lobbied to have Elder Cohousing named as an implementation strategy for three of the resolutions (14, 18 and 42) that will be sent to Congress. These resolutions read:
Res. 14: Expand Opportunities for Developing Innovative Housing Designs for Seniors’ Needs
Res. 18: Encourage Community Designs to Promote Livable Communities that Enable Aging in Place
Res. 42: Promote Innovative Models of Non-Institutional Long-Term Care
This recognition by the White House will place Elder Cohousing at the forefront Seniors, Developers and Financial Institutions help to make Cohousing a choice for those 55 and better who wish to age in community with good friends and neighbors.
To see the Top Ten Resolutions click here.
To see the Top Fifty Resolution, click here.