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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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    Jun 4 2013: On M-L's comment on the 27th, I looked at cohousing.com's site, and sent them a query regarding cohousing in the Southeast. Today, Mr. Durette responded with the suggestion that we look at his book at this site: http://www.newsociety.com/Books/C/Creating-Cohousing. His book and the others there look interesting. He also suggested a phone call next Thursday which is past the time this thread will expire. Perhaps I will call him and suggest a TED talk.
    • Jun 15 2013: I suggested Charles Durett to TED for a possible talk last week.

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