From the editors

Bolton Anthony

Itineraries begins its eighth year of publication with this full-throated reprise of our 2010 yearlong focus on Living in Community. Guest editor, Gaya Erlandson, has carefully selected the best articles from the year, updated and revised them, and added many completely new ones. A preponderance of the articles are her own original contributions. I hope you enjoy the issue!

— Bolton Anthony, Founder


Gaya Erlandson

Gaya is a psychologist, writer, teacher, social architect, and community consultant. Certified in Imago Relationship Therapy, she loves to coach couples, facilitate groups, and offer trainings related to conscious relationships and living the new paradigm. Gaya lives in Lotus Lodge — a shared home near Asheville, NC, which is situated on 2.5 acres of land with a pond, stream, and organic gardens. Lotus Lodge and its community was the subject of a recent news segment on CBS Early Morning — an experience which in part has inspired the project she is now working on, a how-to book on creating and maintaining shared households. Visit her Web site:LivingNewStories.com. Or contact her at cocreating@charter.net or (828)581-9036.

 

Whatever the problem, community is the answer. 
— Meg Wheatley

We are at the beginning of a revolution in collaborative living and collaborative consumption. Converging environmental, economic, social, and political concerns have helped catalyze an effort that has been germinating for decades, that of living locally. At the heart of this is the call for community — for places and social arrangements where people share lasting, healthy personal relationships and genuine interdependence. It is time we heed the call.

Our goal is to provide a more complete picture of what is needed — and what is possible — for older adults living in communities. The articles we include are “the best of” those published during 2010 in Itineraries, the Second Journey quarterly; most articles have been revised or updated, with completely new ones sprinkled throughout. Our four sections reprise the focus of the four issues: Community: Envision It!, Community: Build It!, Community: Live It!, and Community: Celebrate It!

You will find most of the articles have been revised or updated, with completely new articles sprinkled throughout.

Our goal is to provide a more complete picture of what is needed — and what is possible — for older adults living in communities. The articles we include are ‘the best of’ those published during 2010 in Itineraries, the Second Journey quarterlyOur four sections reprise the focus of the four issues: Community: Envision It!, Community: Build It!, Community: Live It!, and Community: Celebrate It! ”

Part of the excitement from focusing on elders derives from the fact that some of the most innovative designs for community living target people over age 55. Also exciting is the fact that today we have a bevy of new tools needed to enhance community building (a subject which will be one focus of the articles in Section 2).

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