10 Questions WITH NOTEWORTHY PEOPLE: Charles Durrett on How 'Intentional Community' Can Help Us Get This Aging Thing Right

September 2006
Journal of Financial Planning;Sep2006, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p24
Academic Journal
This article presents an interview with Charles Durrett, an architect who promotes the idea of cohousing. Cohousing, according to Durrett, better addresses the needs of senior citizens than the current system. In the United States, the mentality of aging is living at home until death, or living in a nursing home that rarely addresses the emotional needs of seniors. But with cohousing, the intergenerational contact and the support that it provides through caregivers, common meals, and the ability to meet people of different backgrounds allow seniors to participate fully until the end of their life.


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