Resources

 
 
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Books

Senior Cohousing Handbook by Charles Durrett (Perth Library has copy)

Creating Cohousing by Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant

Creating a Life Together by Diana Leafe Christian (Perth Library has copy)

The Cohousing Handbook by Chris Scott Hanson.  An excellent “how to” reference. (This version is provided by Internet Archive and is a digital version, they provide many platforms that you can download, including PDF)
https://archive.org/details/fp_The_Cohousing_Handbook-Building_a_Place_for_Community/page/n3 

Articles

Is there a Cohousing Community in your Future by Kathy Gottberg http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathy-gottberg/is-a-cohousing-community-_b_9535380.html

Better Aging with (Social) Chemistry by Erin Anderssen http://www.wolfwillowcohousing.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Globe-and-Mail-June-2-2012.pdf

There’s Community and Consensus. But It’s No Commune.   https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/20/business/cohousing-communities.html?

Research

Potential Benefits of Cohousing for Older People – A Literature Review by Maria Brenton September 2010 http://www.elderwoman.org/potential_cohousing_benefits.pdf

 

Other Links

For a broad overview see article “Is cohousing the future”: https://www.towergateinsurance.co.uk/commercial-property-insurance/is-cohousing-the-future

Innovating Seniors Housing.  Four linked publications on creating senior cohousing wherever you live.  Two additional publications extract the How-To sections of the complete publication as practical guides to (1) create new build cohousing and (2) retrofit existing multifamily residential housing to add cohousing principles.   The authors are founding directors of the Canadian Senior Cohousing Society based in Sooke, B.C. http://canadianseniorcohousing.com/?p=1653

How to Create a Cohousing Community

http://cohousing.ca/about-cohousing/how-to-create-a-cohousing-community/      

Aging in Cohousing   http://www.cohousing.org/aging  Many links on this website !

Some Senior Cohousing Communities

Wolf Willow Cohousing, Saskatoon, SK   http://www.wolfwillowcohousing.ca/

Harbourside Cohousing, Sooke, BC   http://www.harbourside.ca/

Wolf Creek Lodge, Grass Valley, CA   http://www.wolfcreeklodge.org/  

Silver Sage Village, Boulder, CO   http://silversagevillage.com/

ElderSpirit Community, Abingdon, VA   http://www.elderspirit.net/

Elderberry Cohousing, Person County, NC http://www.elderberrycohousing.com/

 

Organizations

Canadian Cohousing Network http://cohousing.ca/

Canadian Senior Cohousing Society   http://canadianseniorcohousing.com

Cohousing Association of the United States  https://cohousing.org/ 

Fellowship for Intentional Communities   http://www.ic.org/