Successful Aging; The Power of Place and Social Connections

New course starting July 25th looks at issues facing aging adults through the lens of cohousing. First Unitarian Universalist Church in Clintonville, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd, 43214. Course description below. For more on cohousing, see

This course will make vivid the opportunities, challenges and difficulties of aging and the advantages of aging in proximate community. We will be using the Cohousing model as a framework for comparison to other options available today.

• Become more aware and conscious of the range of issues related to aging.
• Get out of denial and become more proactive about planning for the realities of aging.
• Address the financial, emotional, social and logistical issues of aging.
• Develop a plan for your own successful aging that extends beyond the basics of finances, wills, etc.
• Learn new skills in communication, decision-making and working within a group.
• Sage-ing – sharing our wisdom.

Cohousing communities are intentional, collaborative neighborhoods created with a little ingenuity. They bring together the value of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living among a tight-knit community. Residents actively participate in the design and operation of their neighborhoods, and share extensive common facilities with neighbors. They stand as innovative and sustainable answers to today’s environmental and social problems.

The course will be held at the First UU Church on Thursday evenings beginning July 25 and running for 9 two-hour weekly sessions. Other times will be offered if there is sufficient interest. Sliding scale fee $50 – $150 includes workbook. Email for info/registration.

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