Open Arms:
Embracing Generations and the Larger Community

With a limited window of time, Northern Europeans have already started creating exciting alternatives that include a multi-generational approach to senior housing. Instead of concentrating exclusively on facilities for the elderly, the focus is on strengthening neighborhoods. The results so far are a variety of senior-friendly developments that also embrace other generations...

Dorit Fromm is an architect who writes, researches, and consults on innovative communities, design, and aging. She is the author of Collaborative Communities: Cohousing, Central Living and Other New Forms of Housing,

Fall 2008 Issue

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