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Benefits and Challenges

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

Abstract

Residents of senior cohousing communities readily speak of the benefits they’ve experienced while living in a SCC. However, they also openly acknowledge the challenges that they and their particular communities have confronted. When asked in what ways, if any, they have grown as a result of living in senior cohousing, the residents’ responses reflect their experiences of embracing both the advantages and the struggles that are inherent in this particular type of housing venture.

References

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© The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

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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