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Proposing elderly communal housing; i.e. private residence with central/shared kitchen and living rooms with private bed and bathrooms.

For the elderly who don't want as "assisted care" fascility and don't have family, yet need some form of community life. Perhaps with a live-in assistant to help drive to Dr. appointments, hairdressers , marketing etc. and otherwise help. The elderly would basically help each other and remain social and somewhat independent. I hear it's the latest rage at colleges these days. Question: why are so few of these being built in the US? Money?

Topics: Elderly housing

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  • May 26 2013: closest thing to what I'm referring are the 4 co-housing units being built in Co. and Ca. Focused on residents helping one another as opposed to costly service "institutions". These are 1 and 2 bedroom units or condo/townhomes incorporating community guest room, gardens, kitchen, meeting room etc. Idea here was imported from Denmark. But many diverse options to consider.

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