Resources to help you learn, get support, get started:
Women for Living in Community seeks to be a leading resource on this movement of community based living arrangements. Whether you are seeking to join a community, research what it’s like to live in one or want to learn about this growing phenomenon, check back here. We’ll continue to update our books, articles, associations and provide a listing of other community related networks. If you have any resources that you feel we could add, please click here to submit it and share.
This month’s featured resource is the book, With a Little Help From Our Friends: Creating Community as We Get Older by Beth Baker.
In this book, an award-winning journalist tells the story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors. Based on visits and interviews at many communities around the country, Beth Baker weaves a rich tapestry of grassroots alternatives, some of them surprisingly affordable. Click here to read more and order the book.
List of online roommate matching services, networks and databases.