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Safe & Healthy Homes

With so many of us wanting to age in place – no matter what place we chose —  being healthy and safe gains increasing importance.  From avoiding tripping on a rug to maintaining home repairs to remembering what to do in an emergency are all important items on the home health and safety to do list. 


In 2018, Staying Put or Moving On released a short film about senior cohousing called Growing Old Together. The subject is near and dear to many Boomers who have fantasized about recreating the communal housing of the 1960s and 1970s when they lived and shared resources and meals with friends in intentional communities.

“Growing Old Together” took us to Glacier Circle Community in Davis, CA, the oldest co-housing community in the United States and then north to Grass Valley, CA , where Wolf Creek Lodge cohousing nestles in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

Then we went to Elderberry Cohousing Community in rural North Carolina, but not far from Durham. 

The residents of all three communities live active, independent lives and work together to achieve consensus on decisions that would impact all of them. But like so many of us, these well-intentioned, intentional communities hadn’t planned for Covid-19.

We had Zoom conversations with Elderberry Cohousing and Wolf Creek Lodge in May 2020 to see how – and what they were doing – during the pandemic. Both groups have valuable insights on how they’re dealing with the crisis

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