Benefits and Challenges

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


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.


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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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