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Living and Learning—The Senior Cohousing Experience

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

Abstract

After visiting twelve senior cohousing communities, the major questions we had as authors were—What did we learn? While there were a number of important findings, which evolved into the previous chapters of this book, there were three overarching themes that came through. First, people who move into Senior Cohousing desire connection beyond what is found in typical neighborhoods and in many other types of senior housing communities.

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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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