Case study of senior cohousing development in a rural community

Melinda Lyon, Mihyun Kang, Jessy Kramp

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Senior cohousing, a type of cohousing that focuses on adults age 55 or older, is recent information to Extension educators. The study reported here examined the development of senior cohousing in a rural community. The programming stage of the development of a rural senior cohousing located in a town in the Midwest was observed for the study. The six components of senior cohousing: Participatory Process; Deliberate Neighborhood Design; Extensive Common Facilities; Complete Resident Management; Non-Hierarchal Structure; and Separate Income Sources (Durrett, 2009) were observed. Introducing senior cohousing to Extension educators may help them to present housing options for older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6RIB3
JournalJournal of Extension
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education


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