The article by Amy Blakely introduces the research on senior co-housing trends conducted by Sherry Cummings, associate dean and professor of social work at the University of Tennessee and Nancy Kropf, dean of Georgia State University’s Perimeter College in the summer 2019.
Originally published on Atlas Obscura, the artlcle reports on the history and egalitarian community life of Awra Amba, an over-400 people strong intentional community founded almost 50 years ago in the Ethopian Highlands according to egalitarian, feminist and puritan ideas.
With a focus on the US co-housing trends for senior citizens to combate loneliness and curb house-related expenses, the article originally appeared on the New York Times illustrates a few examples of successful house sharing experiences for an increasing number of elderly people.
With Spain's old age dependency ratio being one of the highest in Europe, senior coliving projects like Joyners and Residencial Santa Clara have sprung up in Spain with an objective of providing assistance and companionship in the later stages of life
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