The 2009 National Cohousing Conference was a great success! It ran from June 24 to June 28th 2009. Please join us for our next conference!

Affordable Senior & Multigenerational Cohousing Models from Northern Europe.

Saturday 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Gain new ideas on creating affordable nonprofit senior-friendly housing. Cohousing and its variations—ethnic, quilted, facilitated, and neighborhood oriented-- are some of the models of collaborative living being created in Holland, Germany and Scandinavia. These examples combine community-oriented housing and often some form of health delivery, with nonprofit support, demonstrating the strengths of aging together with mutual help.

PRESENTERS: Maria Brenton has written and consulted in the field of senior cohousing for more than a decade, working with the Older Women's Cohousing (OWCH) Company Ltd, London to develop a community of some thirty women in the London area. Maria's research into senior cohousing communities or 'living groups' in the Netherlands has led her to try to replicate their model, based on a mix of private equity and public subsidy, in the UK.

Dorit Fromm writes, researches, and consults on innovative communities, design, and aging. She is the author of Collaborative Communities: Cohousing, Central Living and Other New Forms of Housing.