Cohousing Research Network (CRN) Surveys Seniors in Cohousing

Presented by Angela Sanguinetti, PhD, Cohousing Research Network

Session Description

This talk will report findings from the CRN's national survey of cohousing residents regarding the experience of cohousing in relation to age. General questions addressed will include: (1) How do seniors experience cohousing? (2) In what ways is the cohousing experience the same or different for seniors compared to non-seniors? (3) In what ways is the cohousing experience the same or different for seniors in intergenerational cohousing compared to senior cohousing?

About the Presenter/s

Angela Sanguinetti is an environmental psychologist, and a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Davis, where she leads the Consumer Energy Interfaces Lab. Dr. Sanguinetti led a group of cohousing researchers and professionals in conducting a national survey of cohousing residents in 2012, sponsored by Coho/US and Mid-Atlantic Cohousing. She is a pioneering member of the Cohousing Research Network (CRN) and has published academic research about cohousing and intentional communities. Dr. Sanguinetti is interested in creative ways to bring the spirit of cohousing to the mainstream. Her research has identified common activities that are critical to achieving the personal, social, and environmental benefits of cohousing; examined accessibility of retrofit cohousing; and experimented to determine influences of message-framing on perceptions of and attitudes toward the concept of cohousing.