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Cohousing : The Legacy of a Danish Social Entrepreneur

What really makes sense for people in late twentieth century, western industrialized societies?

The man who started cohousing in Denmark, and therefore the man who started cohousing, Jan Gudmand-Høyerdied a few days ago at 81 years old. In 1964 Jan gathered together friends and acquaintances to talk about housing. He asked them to imagine a lifestyle and a place that did not yet exist, a place that could suit the needs of ordinary citizens, an intentional place that was different from what mom and pop, or grandma and grandpa had created for themselves. “What really makes sense for people in late twentieth century, western industrialized societies?” was his query.
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Aging in Community Workshop Surfaces Needs and Possibilities for Calgary

Highlights need for supports for people who don’t have equity to be able to participate in alternative housing venture

An Oct. 18 workshop that explored creating support services and housing options for older adults using the co-op model revealed a significant need as well as exciting possibilities for Calgary. Options discussed included co-op housing, cohousing, Abbeyfield Housing and The Village model.
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