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With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older

September 19, 2014 at 2:00-4:00pm

With a Little Help from Our Friends:
Creating Community as We Grow Older

Is it time to rethink our vision of long-term-care?

Elders around the country are proactively creating innovative ways—such as Villages, cohousing, affinity groups and house-sharing— to have social support and community while maintaining independence.

Please plan to join Beth Baker, author of a new book, With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older, to explore whether new models for “aging in community” can allow elders to remain in their chosen communities throughout their lives.

Presenter

Beth Baker, author of Old Age in a New Age: The Promise of Transformative Nursing Homes, is a long-time freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, AARP Bulletin, Washingtonian, and Ms. Magazine. She is the features editor of BioScience. Beth and her husband live in a close-knit community in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Location

The Milwaukie Center
5440 SE Kellogg Creek Drive
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Fees

Individual: $30

Check-in/Networking

1:45 p.m.

Who should attend

Anyone who has asked themselves:
Would I like to grow old in my own home?
Would I like to live in an intentional community?
Would I prefer to live among people my age as I grow older?
Is living among children important to me?
Would I like to try something completely different?

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