If you could design your ideal present or future and the way you lived, what would it look like? Some people are taking things into their own hands and creating environments where seniors can thrive on regular interaction, knowledge exchange and fulfilling activities.
Originally published on The Guardian:
“The first year was a bit like the first year of a marriage – but with 25 people rather than just one.” That is how Jude Tisdall describes joining a co-housing development purpose-built for women over 50. Tisdall, an arts consultant in her early 60s, moved into the New Ground complex in north London just over a year ago.
“I had been mulling over how I wanted to live,” she says. “I’m divorced – my daughters and grandchildren were grown up. I didn’t want to get older on my own. It can be harsh living in London as you age.”