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With a little help from our friends : creating community as we grow older

Author: Beth Baker
Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2014.
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""This book tells the story of ordinary people organizing innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors"--Provided by publisher"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Baker
ISBN: 9780826519894 082651989X 1306573262 9781306573269
OCLC Number: 876344353
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue: The Oncoming Train; I.A Time Like No Other; 1. The End of Denial: Taking Charge of How We Live; 2. Interdependence: Reconsidering "Aging in Place"; II. A Wealth of Options; 3. The Village: Neighbors Helping Neighbors; 4. Cohousing: Creating Community from the Ground Up; 5. Cooperatives: Living Affordably; 6. NORCs: Retiring Naturally; 7. Community Without Walls: Weaving a Web of Friendship; 8. Generations of Hope: Living Well by Doing Good; 9. Affinity Groups: Settling with Your Tribe. 10. Housesharing: Finding Companionship with Friends-or Strangers11. The New Family: Balancing Togetherness and Privacy; III. Getting from Here to There; 12. Design for Life: Building Homes and Neighborhoods That Serve Us; 13. How Will We Pay? Planning for the Unknown; 14. Who Will Help Us?Advocating for Direct Care Workers; 15. Is There a Robot in Your Future? Accepting Non-Human Help; 16. What If? Mapping Our Plan B; Epilogue; Appendix A: Glossary of Alternative Models; Appendix B: Questions to Help Guide Our Choices; Notes; Index.
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