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Finding Community As We Age

Apr 10, 2015

Credit Courtesy Beth Baker

04/11/15 Journalist Beth Baker explores how people are devising innovating ways to live as they approach retirement in her book “With A Little Help From Our Friends: Creating Community As We Grow Older." Megan Kamerick talks wtih Baker about how people are exploring options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors.

And Megan also talks with some New Mexicans about similar projects that can help people avoid the detrimental effects of aging in isolation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guests:

Beth Baker, journalist and author

Trish Comer, North Campus Community Project

Joyce Thompson, Placitas Sage Cohousing LLC

Chris Wentz, Village in the Village

Dick Roth, Commons on Alameda

RESOURCES

Beth Baker’s website

http://www.bethbaker.net/

Community Links From Beth Baker’s book to cohousing, cooperatives and villages organizations

http://www.bethbaker.net/disc.htm

CoHousing Association of the United States

http://www.cohousing.org/

Village to Village Network

http://www.vtvnetwork.org/

Birds of a Feather - LGBT community in Pecos

http://www.birdsofafeather.com/

 

Village in the Village in Corrales

http://www.villageinthevillage.org/

The Commons on Alameda in Santa Fe

http://santafecohousing.org/

Placitas Sage CoHousing

http://www.placitassage.org/