Staying Active and Engaged

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


An aspect of senior cohousing life that draws many people to this type of living arrangement is the opportunity to engage with others. As discussed in earlier chapters, several individuals commented that they knew few people in their previous neighborhoods which led to a sense of disconnection. Residents in senior cohousing desire something different in their lives. As Marie stated, “we’re kind of pilgrims on a journey here, redefining what it means to get older in a community.” Having people close by promotes a sense of involvement and fosters spontaneous interactions as well.

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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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