Thank you for your interest in cohousing. This resident-created neighborhood model is one of the few truly sustainable solutions to many of today’s housing and community challenges.
|Cohousing developer Jim Leach of Wonderland Hill Development Company being interviewed by CNN
Cohousing is about the pioneering elders recreating a new version of the "old-fashioned neighborhood” - a community where neighbors know one another and help take care of each other. Cohousing is about having a positive influence upon the wider society, helping us reduce our ecological footprint and live more consciously on the earth by encouraging building and land use that preserves more of the earth's resources.
Elder Cohousing is a new housing model for active older adults offering the privacy of one’s own home balanced by the benefits of being part of a close-knit community. Long term care experts believe that Elder Cohousing will have a significant impact upon aging baby boomers who are increasingly looking for a non-institutional alternative for the last phase of their life.
Thousands of retirees and empty nesters are currently living in multi-generational cohousing neighborhoods all over the U.S. Medical research has found that people who have close social ties are healthier, have less depression and recover faster from illness.
Cohousing offers a life-affirming way to live where residents manage their own care and support one another to “stay young longer” through active participation in their neighborhood, volunteerism, social activism, spirituality, mentoring, gardening, cooking meals together and the spontaneity of a built-in stimulating social life.
Cohousing is rapidly emerging in the United States as one of the most promising solutions for “aging in community” where elders can stay in one home for the remainder of their life relying on the support of good friends who are neighbors, on-site cooperative healthcare and hospice for one’s final days.
For more information, please see our Media Kit. We also maintain a list of completed age-targeted Elder Cohousing communities and those now under development.
More than anything, cohousing is a story about people. Please contact me and I will put you in touch with current and future residents of Elder cohousing neighborhoods in your area. I myself have been living in a cohousing community in Boulder, CO for almost 10 years and can give you a picture of daily life in an intentional neighborhood.
Thank you again for your interest in this inspiring story that may well change the face of housing and aging in this country.
National Media Contact: Neshama Abraham Paiss
Tel: (303) 413-8066