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[GO AGE-DIVERSE] Intergenerational living gains traction

The New York Times recently reported on an emerging trend to integrate senior housing into age-diverse apartment buildings, said to offer a more affordable alternative to "isolated" suburban retirement communities. For example, the article describes the work of an architect who is retrofitting an office building in Manhattan into a building that will include communal dining, a spa, co-working spaces and suites shared between older and younger renters.

The article provides good context and pinpoints several other examples, including Bill Thomas’ multigenerational neighborhood, Kallimos Communities, under development in collaboration with local housing authorities in Texas and Colorado. Other developers are also experimenting with the concept -- intergenerational housing focused on providing services and opportunities for socialization at moderate price points in cities, not suburbs.

To read the New York Times article, "The Next Retirement Communities Won’t Be Just for Seniors," click here

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