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Problems Growing Old in the Suburbs

This thought provoking article in The Herald, a South Carolina newspaper, is about Boomers being in denial when they think about aging in place if that place is a home in the suburbs. But this issue affects many parents of … Continue reading

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Could You “Age in Place” in Your Home?

“Much of the attention on America’s rapidly growing aging population is aptly focused on the need for professional, reliable caregivers to help the elderly age in place at home. What we might forget to consider, however, is the equally critical … Continue reading

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Eco-Conscious Retirement Communities

“Though eco-conscious retirement communities are still rare in the United States (exact figures are scant), they are expected to grow in number as baby boomers age and seek healthier, greener alternatives.” Click here to read about what “green” means (there … Continue reading

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Marc Freedman Offers Ideas to Transform How We Live in Our Later Years

Marc Freedman, Founder and CEO of Encore.org, recently shared more excellent insights about how to make our older years something to look forward to: “In this piece in today’s Wall Street Journal, I offer six concrete proposals–innovations that I believe have … Continue reading

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Changing Times: Oh, the Irony! Italian American Museum Wants to Evict 85-Year-Old Italian Renter

Little Italy, NYC: Adele Sarno moved back into the family apartment in the ’60s and has lived there ever since. But the neighborhood she knew has changed. “The number of people of Italian ancestry who live in Little Italy is shrinking … Continue reading

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Similar Inspiring Intergenerational Housing Programs in The Netherlands and Cleveland, OH

The Netherlands: “Six Dutch students have chosen to live in a yellow-brick home in Deventer in the eastern Netherlands as part of a unique project that benefits everyone. The university students pay no rent and in exchange spend at least … Continue reading

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Glendale Gets New Arts Colony with Programs from EngAGE

We’re pleased to announce the recent groundbreaking for the Glendale Arts Colony, a new community in Glendale, CA, designed for families of working artists and built in conjunction with a $5.5-million YMCA of Glendale makeover. The new mixed-use Arts Colony, developed … Continue reading

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International Perspective: Co-Housing in Europe

­ Twenty-something architects María García Mendez and Gonzalo Navarrete in Spain envision a different way of living: “It’s like up-cycling the neighborhood — connecting existing resources to make them work,” García explains. ” For example, all this workforce that’s unemployed, … Continue reading

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NoHo Senior Arts Colony in NY Times Article

NoHo Senior Arts Colony gets mentioned in, “Finding Communities That Connect and Nurture the Like-Minded,” a recent article by Abby Ellin in the New York Times. The article reinforces with examples what we at EngAGE believe is an important consideration to … Continue reading

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How Not to Build a Retirement Dream Home

The retirement home that Dotty Kyle and Eric Brattstrom built in Vermont is environmentally sustainable and, at 5,000 square feet, big enough to house their large extended family, but it is also complicated and labor-intensive to operate. From the New … Continue reading

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