Tag: Accessibility

Journey to Ahhh….Part 3

 The Value of a Relationship with a creative, inclusive Architect with Cohousing Experience Hello again from the forming inclusive and diverse cohousing community of Our Home – Cathedral Park! We’ve been asked by CohoUS to share some of the secret sauce we are employing to bring our community together. In our last post, we talked... Read More

Planning for Aging in YOUR Community

Sara Zeff Geber, PhD, is a professional group process facilitator, a transition coach, and a gerontologist with a special focus on aging in community. She spoke on the topic of her article at the May 2016 Aging Better Together Cohousing Conference. Aging in Community…for many, it’s an idyllic thought. However, much as we would like... Read More

Neurodiverse Cohousing: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

When I give presentations or consult for emerging housing options, I often hear that individuals with I/DD [intellectual and developmental disabilities] want to live in a supportive and affordable neighborhood. Walking to a friend’s home, having regular opportunities for activities, being recognized as a person who contributes to the lives of others, knowing neighbors will... Read More

Neurodiverse Cohousing: What is it and Why does it Matter?

[Desiree Kameka will be a panelist for the “More than Just Cohousing” session at the 2015 National Cohousing Conference.] Diversity is often spoken of in terms of ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic status, but what about neurodiversity? Neurodiversity encompasses the idea that there is a broad human expression of neurological differences. As we move away from... Read More

What is a Senior-Friendly Cohousing Community?

When talking about “Aging in Community” I often refer to a senior-friendly cohousing community. Please don’t confuse the term senior-friendly with senior-only. Senior-friendly can refer to either multi-generational or seniors only communities. They both modify the cohousing model to create physical and social environments that allow people to flourish as they get older. A senior-friendly...