Communities Visited—Overview

  • Sherry CummingsEmail author
  • Nancy P. Kropf
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Aging book series (BRIEFSAGING)


In the U.S., there are 17 senior cohousing communities that are currently up and running. The first was established in 2005 and the last came onboard in 2018. To achieve a good representative understanding of these communities, we visited 12 communities that ranged in size, geographic location, number of residents, types of structure (homes or condo units) and urban/rural/suburban setting.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Social WorkUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.School of Social Work, Perimeter CollegeGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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