With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older

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Vanderbilt University Press #ad - Baker explores whether individuals in declining health can really stay rooted in their communities through the end of life and concludes by examining the challenge of expanding the home-care workforce and the potential of new technologies like webcams and assistive robots. This book is the recipient of the annual Norman L.

With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older #ad - In this book, family, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, an award-winning journalist tells the story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, and neighbors. Goldberg prize for the best project in the area of medicine. Based on visits and interviews at many communities around the country, beth baker weaves a rich tapestry of grassroots alternatives, gays and lesbians, and Zen BuddhistsDrawing on new research showing the importance of social support to healthy aging and the risks associated with loneliness and isolation, some of them surprisingly affordable:• a mobile home cooperative in small-town Oregon• a senior artists colony in Los Angeles• neighbors helping neighbors in "Villages" or "naturally occurring retirement communities"• intentional cohousing communities• best friends moving in together• multigenerational families that balance togetherness and privacy• niche communities including such diverse groups as retired postal workers, the author encourages the reader to plan for a future with strong connections.

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My House Our House: Living Far Better for Far Less in a Cooperative Household

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St. Lynn's Press #ad - My house our house is the story of three trailblazing women who came together to create a 21st century cooperative household. With millions in the Boomer generation aging, single and still active, many are exploring non-traditional living arrangements. Alternative living arrangements account for a large and growing percentage of American households, and offer practical, economical solutions for people looking to live together for less and still maintain a high quality of life.

. Cnn and cbs boston report that boomer couples are divorcing at double the rate of other age groups, and have less attachment to traditional concepts of family. Told with humor, affection and honesty, this book invites the reader to explore the challenges, practicalities and joys of moving from "my house" to "our house.

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The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living, 2nd Edition

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New Society Publishers #ad - Durrett's new book is a comprehensive guide for baby boomers wishing to continue vibrant, active lifestyles. Epr real estate news "make your senior years safe and socially fun with the idea of senior cohousing and a book on the topic that shows how seniors can custom-build their neighborhood to fit their needs.

He emphasizes the many positive benefits of cohousing, and spiritual health friendships and accessible social contact Safety and security Affordability Shared resources Successful aging requires control of one’s life, emotional, mental, including: Better physical, and today's generation of seniors―the baby boomers―will find that this book holds a compelling vision for their future.

The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living, 2nd Edition #ad - Architect and author chuck durrett's recently released book Senior Cohousing Handbook comes at a time of high interest in greening, sustainable housing and affordable living concerns. How to make your senior years healthy, social, safe, and stimulating. James A. The author deals with all the psychological and logistical aspects of senior cohousing and addresses common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings.

These seniors are already wanting to ward off the aging process, so they are unlikely to want to live in assisted housing. Cox, the midwest book review "as a baby boomer, I've joked for a few years that we'll all end up living communally again because Social Security will be broke.

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How to Start a Golden Girls Home

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Bonnie Moore #ad - As someone who has lived with roommates successfully for nearly eight years, Moore is well equipped to guide other women on the ins and outs of sharing a home. Josephine brown, maryland homeowner and Golden Girls Network member Used book in Good Condition. Have an extra room? would you like to find another woman or man to live with? Want to try it? There is nothing to lose and a lot to gain.

If you’re considering starting a golden girls home, but not sure where to start—or are thinking about shared housing but aren’t quite sure if it’s for you—you must read this book! This book draws on the experiences of shared housing expert Bonnie Moore—both in her own GOLDEN GIRLS HOME and those of the many members of Golden Girls Network.

How to Start a Golden Girls Home #ad - Patrick roden, creator of AginginPlace. Com “if you are considering sharing your home with roommates, you simply must read this book. Join the movement! golden girls living is taking off nationwide! Sharing your home and life with others provides the opportunity for laughter, companionship, and financial and emotional support as you go down that crooked path called life.

Golden girls Network is making it happen. Dr. Shared living is an important new possibility for mature women. Curious yet? it’s a great idea for a group of mature adults to live together—men and women—and it’s called a “GOLDEN GIRLS HOME. This book offers guidance on how to make your home attractive to roommates, boyfriends, and other tricky situations, as well as hundreds of other tips about seniors sharing homes! Plus, leases, how to handle pets, questions to ask in an interview, it includes sample applications, and other great resources.

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Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates

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Homemate Publishing #ad - This book takes the reader from the initial idea, “Maybe I should have a housemate" to actually living with one. Annamarie pluhar’s book, sharing Housing, reduces the risk by guiding the reader with a practical process, insights and tips. Within the pages the reader will find: how to eliminate inappropriate people quickly and safely; how to write an ad; how to negotiate the details of living together; and what kind of background checks and references are helpful.

Used book in Good Condition. Finding the right housemate can feel like a gamble and incredibly risky. The author draws on her twenty-plus years of experience in living with “former strangers, ” to present a clear process that will enable the reader to find the right housemate. The book continues with chapters on actually living together what to expect and how to manage.

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Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community

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New Society Publishers #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Finding community presents a thorough overview of ecovillages and intentional communities and offers solid advice on how to research thoroughly, evaluate intelligently, visit thoughtfully, and join gracefully. These intentional communities or ecovillages are an appealing choice for like-minded people who seek to create a family-oriented and ecologically sustainable lifestyle―a lifestyle they are unlikely to find anywhere else.

Used book in Good Condition. The isolation and loneliness of modern life have led many people to search for deeper connection, which has resulted in a renewed interest in intentional communities. She lives at Earthhaven Ecovillage in North Carolina. Useful considerations include: important questions to ask of members and of yourself Signs of a healthy and not-so-healthy community Cost of joining and staying Common blunders to avoid Finding Community provides intriguing possibilities to readers who are seeking a more cooperative, sustainable, and meaningful life.

Finding Community: How to Join an Ecovillage or Intentional Community #ad - In fact, successful ecovillages thrive because of the combined skills and resources of their members. Finding community is as critical as obtaining food and shelter, since the need to belong is what makes us human. New society Publishers. Diana leafe christian is the author of Creating a Life Together and editor of Communities magazine.

However, the notion of an intentional community can still be a tremendous leap for some―deterred perhaps by a misguided vision of eking out a hardscrabble existence with little reward.

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Your Quest for Home: A Guidebook to Find the Ideal Community for Your Later Years

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - In this guidebook, marianne Kilkenny has laid out steps for you to take, questions that need answering, and ideas to ponder . Or at the very least, have wondered what it’s all about. New society Publishers. Full of exploratory exercises and powerful content, this guidebook is a necessary companion for anyone who is seeking out their happily ever after.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Years filled with companionship and security, infused with a profound sense of home. Helping you define how and with whom you want to live out your later years. All to help you define and then create the community you want to live in. Chances are, if you are reading about this Guidebook you have entertained the question of living in community.

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How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century

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Atria Books/Beyond Words #ad - In how we live now, she explores everything from multi-generational homes to cohousing communities where one’s “family” is made up of friends and neighbors to couples “living apart together” to single-living, and ultimately uncovers a pioneering landscape for living that throws the old blueprint out the window.

Through personal interviews and stories, and offers the reader choices that are freer, media accounts, How We Live Now explores thriving lifespaces, more diverse, and in-depth research, and more attuned to our modern needs for the twenty-first century and beyond. Social scientist, researcher, and writer Bella DePaulo has traveled across America to interview people experimenting with the paradigm of how we live.

New society Publishers. A close-up examination and exploration, how we live Now challenges our old concepts of what it means to be a family and have a home, opening the door to the many diverse and thriving experiments of living in twenty-first century America. Across america and around the world, in cities and suburbs and small towns, people from all walks of life are redefining our “lifespaces”—the way we live and who we live with.

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Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

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Bloomsbury Publishing #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A new york times bestseller as revelatory as atul gawande’s Being Mortal, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson’s Elderhood is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but often disparaged stage of life. For more than 5, 000 years, "old" has been defined as beginning between the ages of 60 and 70

. Elderhood is for anyone who is, "an aging, in the author's own words, i. E. Still-breathing human being. Used book in Good Condition. New society Publishers. Reminiscent of oliver sacks, and her own life to weave a vision of old age that’s neither nightmare nor utopian fantasy--a vision full of joy, wonder, science, outrage, noted Harvard-trained geriatrician Louise Aronson uses stories from her quarter century of caring for patients, medicine, popular culture, frustration, literature, and draws from history, and hope about aging, and humanity itself.

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Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World

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Taunton Press #ad - The book describes inspiring pocket neighborhoods through stories of the people who live there, innovative architects, as well as the progressive planners, pioneering developers, craftspeople and gardeners who helped create them. Throughout the book are series of "design Keys" that highlight the essential principles of pocket neighborhood planning and design, and short stories about "Pocket Neighborhood Pioneers" who blazed new trails.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. The second section covers a wide range of contemporary pocket neighborhoods, eco-neighborhoods, affordable housing, including New Urban communities, houseboat communities, and Ross Chapin Architects' own pocket neighborhood examples. The fourth section looks at retrofitting pocket neighborhoods within existing communities.

Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World #ad - The third section focuses on 'cohousing' communities, to examples across America, from Danish origins in the 1960s, Australia and New Zealand, including a chapter on senior cohousing. A 2012 nautilus silver award winner pocket neighborhoods: creating small scale community in a Large Scale World introduces an antidote to faceless, placeless sprawl ― small scale neighborhoods where people can easily know one another, where empty nesters and single householders with far-flung families can find friendship or a helping hand nearby, and where children can have shirt-tail aunties and uncles just beyond their front gate.

Tracking provided on most orders. New society Publishers. The first section of the book looks at historic precedents of pocket neighborhoods.

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Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes

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Vanderbilt University Press #ad - Some of the best homes in the nation serve primarily low-income people who are on Medicaid. In old age in a new age, baker tell the story of a better way to live in old age. They are creating extraordinary places where people live in dignity and greet the day with contentment, assisted by employees who feel valued and appreciated.

Whether these transformational homes become the norm or the domain of a lucky few is the question that faces the next generation of elders, the baby boomers. Her visits to more than two dozen facilities include those associated with the Eden Alternative, Kendal, Green House, and the Pioneer Network. On investigative visits to nursing homes across the nation, Beth Baker has witnessed profound changes.

Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes #ad - Culture change leaders are tearing up everything—the floor plans, the attitudes, the lousy menus, the schedules, the flow charts, the rules—and starting from scratch. Although each home is different, they share common values: respecting individual choices; empowering staff; fostering a strong community of elders, staff, family members, and volunteers; redesigning buildings from a hospital model to a home where pets and children are part of everyday life; and honoring people when they die.

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