Entries for month: December 2012

Visions of aging with our friends in new communities

Rather than thinking of an old age in which we move into isolated rooms where strangers help us with daily tasks, how about thinking of a self-help model in which we decide how we want to age and start to make plans to turn our desires into reality? Perhaps some of the McMansions that sprawl across our urban and suburban areas could become homes not for one nuclear family but for small groups of friends and/or family who want to share their lives and help one another age with dignity – and laughter.