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Co-housing offers people a way to age at home

Danielle Prieur Jul 25, 2018
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One way to keep aging people in their homes longer is through co-housing. 
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The American Association of Retired Persons estimates about three-quarters of people 45 and older want to stay in their homes as they age.  One way for them to do that is co-housing. It gives people the opportunity to live independently but in a community where they share some expenses and activities including chores. There are 165 communities registered with the nonprofit Cohousing Association of the United States and that number is expected to grow as the population ages. 

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