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Senior Cohousing

A New Way Forward for Active Older Adults

Paperback Engels 2019 9783030253615
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This book presents a concise description and qualitative exploration of a new residential option for older adults: senior cohousing.

It describes the practical, structural and communal aspects of senior cohousing and shares the lived experiences of actual residents. Pursuing an existential-phenomenological approach, the authors visited a selection of senior cohousing communities throughout the US and interviewed members to investigate their experiences in several regards: gathering together; developing the mission and architectural design; defining member expectations for the community; and engaging in cooperative self-management, consensus building, shared tasks and mutual activities as an ongoing way of life.

In addition, the authors explored the benefits, challenges and surprises that community members have encountered along the way, and what these experiences have meant for their lives. Given its unique insights, the book offers a valuable resource for academics and all those working and interested in gerontology, sociology, psychology, nursing, public health, housing and the consumer sciences. It will also benefit active older adults who are considering new housing options.

Specificaties

ISBN13:9783030253615
Trefwoorden:ouderenbeleid
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:paperback
Aantal pagina's:82
Uitgever:Springer
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:24-7-2019
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Inhoudsopgave

Section 1: Defining and Describing ICs
Chapter 1: What are Intentional Communities?
Chapter 2: Setting the Framework
Section 2: Comparing Intentional Communities in U.S.
Chapter 3: The Mission Statement
Chapter 4: Resident Populations
Chapter 5: Location and Design
Chapter 6: Formation Process
Chapter 7: Management and Governance
Section 3: The Lived Experience: Voices of Members
Chapter 8: Formation and Development of Community
Chapter 9: Experiences of the OAIC Life
Chapter 10: Conclusion: Where to go from here
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