As the Director of Education for the Western and Central Virginia Aging in Place Council I am pleased to announce that we are officially in business. The purpose of the Council is to raise awareness of the benefits of aging in place also known as long term care at home. We will be holding events throughout the area to help educate people on the value of staying home as they age and how to access the resources needed to do so safely and comfortably. If you own a business or are involved with an organization that services seniors in their homes in western or central Virginia, we would love to have you join us. For more information, visit http://www.ageinplace.org/Local-Chapters/Western-and-Central-Virginia Our next meeting will be Tuesday, July 29 at 4:30 at ProSource in Roanoke

2 Replies to “Western and Central Virginia Aging in Place Council”

  1. Congratulations on the launch of your site! I hope we can work together to create more opportunities for aging in place.
    On that note, I’d like to add that McCamant & Durrett Architects, The Cohousing Company and Sage Cohousing Advocates are sponsoring a 5-day training called “Aging Successfully 2014 – Creating Senior Cohousing”. This year the syllabus will expand to include topics related to “How to Get Senior Cohousing Moving at a Faster Pace in North America.” I think that you might have a lot to contribute to this conversation.
    This 5-day workshop will bring together professionals involved in cohousing and senior cohousing around North America who are motivated to look at the big picture as well as the particulars of budget, siting, and the other details involved in getting their specific projects built.
    This is the most comprehensive training available in North America to help seniors plan for successful aging and create new senior cohousing communities. Five days of hands-on learning with the world’s premiere experts in creating cohousing:

    Charles Durrett
    Chuck is the award-winning architect who pioneered the cohousing movement in the U.S. with, his partner and wife, Kathryn McCamant. McCamant & Durrett Architects has designed more than 50 cohousing communities in the United States and Canada. Chuck lives in the 34-unit Nevada City Cohousing community with 20 seniors.

    James Leach
    James has developed innovative housing since 1965 and is president of Wonderland Hill Development Company (www.whdc.com), the largest developer of cohousing in the U.S. Since 1990, Jim has developed 18 cohousing communities, including Silver Sage, one of the first senior communities in the U.S. and where he lives.

    Kathryn McCamant
    Katie is a founding principal of McCamant & Durrett Architects, The Cohousing Company, and Cohousing Partners. In her 20 years of experience, she had acted as project manager and developer for cohousing groups, developing eight communities in Northern California, and consulting on dozens of others. Katie lives in Nevada City Cohousing.

    Please refer to our website, http://www.cohousingco.com for workshop details and additional information. Help us get the word out to anyone interested in creating more, and better places to age-in-place. If you or they need help or have questions you can give me a call (530) 265-9980 [Mon-Fri, PST].

    Let’s reinvent community together!
    Basha Osinski
    McCamant & Durrett Architects

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