Articles and Blogs

There’s a ton of content out there on the topics of aging in community and women living in community.

Below is a collection of curated posts that we have found particularly insightful or helpful over the years. This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list but may provide you with some starting points for exploring the aspects of living in community that are most important to you.

What My Aging Has Taught Me
April 28, 2015 = By Dr. Bill Thomas of

Supporting Grown Kids Delay’s Boomers’ Retirements
Lighter Side of Real Estate, April 14, 2015 – “Could supporting your grown kids force you to delay your retirement? … Hearts & Wallets found that boomers with adult children who they don’t support financially are about 2 ½ times more likely to be retired than those with adult kids who they do support.”

5 Ways to Avoid Loneliness in Retirement
Huffington Post, Life Handbook, April 6, 2105 – Here are a few specific things that you can do to avoid loneliness in retirement. Click to read article

Why the US Must Care for Its Elders Better
March 30, 2015 = An interview with Ai-Jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and a MacArthur “genius” grant winner, and author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America.

Editor’s note: This article is part of a year-long project about aging well, planning for the changes that aging brings and shaping how society thinks about aging.

How to Live Cheaply in Retirement with Roommates 
Fox Business, August 21, 2012

Girls, We are Golden!
FabOverFifty Blog, May 9, 2012

Preparing Yourself to Age In Place
Seattle Times, March 21 2011

The New Housemates
AARP Magazine, July 2007

Older Women Team Up to Face Future Together
New York Times, Feb 27, 2004

Women Turn to Alternative Housing to Meet Retirement Needs (Download PDF)
Smart Money, September 21, 2007

Thriving Beyond Midlife: Where Will You Live
The Complete Lawyer- Legal News and Articles for Everyone

The GOOD Guide to Better Neighborhoods: Join a New-and-Improved Commune
Good Cities The Magazine

Other Articles and Blogs:

Abrahms, Sally. “Elder Cohousing: A new option for retirement – or sooner!” AARP Bulletin, January 31, 2011.

Bennett, Ronni. Blog: Time Goes By: What It’s Really Like to Get Older.

Bolstler, Heather. Blog: Shedders

Cicero, Dr. Caroline. “It Takes a Village.” Huff Post Post 50, August 18, 2012.

Colin Chris. “To Your Left, A Better Way of Life?” New York Times, June 10, 2009.

Mandhana, Niharika. “Shares Meals, and Lives.” New York Times, Sept 28, 2013.

Mawhinney, Alex. “Intentional Elder Neighborhoods.” Second Journey.

Ruiz, Don Miguel. The Four Agreements. Online at:

Thomas, William MD. Blog: ChangingAging: a multi-blog platform challenging conventional views on aging.

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