Choosing a Community: One Couple's Odyssey

[B]ecause we shared the water pump in our compound, there was a constant stream of neighborhood women who came over during the day. Their children also visited for hours at a time, looking for volunteers who would play with them and provide access to things like soccer balls and books. Without realizing it, Jonelle and I were being introduced to the idea of an intergenerational community

 

 
The authors, John and Jonelle Cronin, recount their six-month odyssey which followed John's retirement. Their search for and discoveries about community began in the West African country of Ghana and concluded at an cohousing community on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

Winter 2007 Issue

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