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Boomers - Are You Ready to Check Out Cohousing?

As a baby boomer, are you looking ahead, or over your shoulder, at turning 60? To prepare for the future are you considering changing where or how you live? Do you wish you had a greater sense of community with your neighbors? What will you need to make the most of the next chapter of your life?

A public presentation – “Senior Cohousing: An Option for Aging Successfully in Community,” –will be given by cohousing resident, advocate, and facilitator Dyan Wiley on 3 different dates and locations in the region. She will examine what senior cohousing has to offer, and what makes it one of the best new choices –as a pre-thought out solution to the challenges of aging—emerging in the marketplace for seniors as they age.

Cohousing appeals to proactive adults who want to live in social and environmentally vibrant community, featuring custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves to address their real needs, wants and aspirations for health, longevity and quality of life. More than 150 cohousing communities exist in North America, including 6 senior-focused developments. The information session will be repeated at three locations. All run 7:00-8:30pm.

Wednesday, November 14
Bangs Community Center – 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst

Tuesday, November 27
Northampton Senior Center – 67 Conz Street, Northampton

Thursday, December 6
Florence Community Center – 140 Pine Street, Northampton

“Cohousing is about living an enjoyable life among neighbors in a mutually supportive and productive neighborhood that also has low environmental impact,” says session presenter Dyan Wiley. “It is unique for its emphasis on creating architectural as well as social design elements that build community and caring. It is attractive to active seniors for several reasons, including resident involvement in the design phase and incorporating affordability measures. Also cohousing neighborhoods are models of environmental, economic and social sustainability attracting proactive individuals who want to do something about saving the earth and the human race through their lifestyle choices.”
Please forward this notice to interested friends and colleagues! The sessions are free and open to the public. For more information contact Dyan at [masked] or 413.427.3790.

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