Care and Community: The Benefits of Cohousing

Care and Community: The Benefits of Cohousing

For people of all ages, cohousing presents benefits and value beyond just shared spaces. In the last year, we’ve been seeing several in-depth articles that explore the benefits of cohousing for people of different demographics. While their goals may be different, the ways in which cohousing has benefited them is similar. Here are three articles that resonated with us.

Bringing People Together: Weaving the Social Fabric of Cohousing Communities

A recent study by the AARP Foundation found that 1 in three U.S. adults 45 and older are lonely. Specifically:

[T]he new survey looked at the relationship between loneliness of midlife and older adults and their connections to neighbors. Sixty-one percent of those who have never spoken to a neighbor are lonely, compared with 33 percent of those who have spoken to a neighbor.