Aging in Place Model Homes
Katharine Prince | Aug 22, 2014
Title: Contributor
Topic category: Building Community

Tiger Place (Aging in place)

Tiger Place is an innovative concept in aging in place/community living for older adults, and has been developed as collaboration between Americare, the University of Missouri and Sinclair School of Nursing.

Tiger Place offers a connection to the dynamic University culture by inviting residents to take part in research projects that focus on healthy living. Off campus activities are also encouraged for the people living in this intimate community of older adults.

Just minutes from the Campus of the University of Missouri, offering one and two-bedroom private apartments with all the amenities such as:

  • 24/7 nurse on-call
  • Exercise classes
  • Access to an on-site wellness center
  • Wellness assessments
  • Volunteer involvement in ongoing successful aging research

Fairview Village (New urbanism)

Fairview Village is based on an idea known as “new urbanism” or “Neo-traditional neighborhoods.” The term simply means a town designed the old-fashion way. The homes are built with timeless charm and traditional craftsmanship using modern floor plans and amenities.

Front doors and porches are close to pedestrian-friendly walk ways so neighbors can keep an eye on each other and socialize—like neighbors once did. All the daily necessities are a short stroll away with bus stops and shops near by; limiting the use of cars.

Fairview Village offers an alternative growth pattern to urban sprawl with the warmth and security of small town living.

Beacon Hill Village (Aging-in-community)

Beacon Hill Village is a nonprofit membership organization started by a group of residents in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, who planned the country’s first “virtual” retirement community.

The idea is to pool resources with neighbors and purchase amenities and services like those offered in high-end retirement communities—thus keeping members in their beloved homes and community.

The concept caught on across the country and now other 50-plus communities are pooling resources to cover everything from housekeeping and home care to cultural events, wellness activities and dog walking.

CoHousing (A community approach to independent living)

Cohousing is a community of collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation of their own neighborhoods. The communities offer nurturing places where people of all ages are consciously committed to living within community. The design encourages both individual space and social contact. Homes are private living spaces with all the features of convential homes, yet offer choice of access to common facilities.

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