TAKING CHARGE: Participatory Models of Aging in Place, Designed by Seniors, for Seniors

UHN Open Lab
Description / Summary

Aging Well is an exploratory research project aimed at uncovering grassroots models of seniors’ supportive living that are emerging across Canada and the United States. The research takes a lead user approach to explore and describe new models of senior living and supportive care. It seeks to find emergent patterns amongst grassroots initiatives,
and to provide a distillation of insights that these groups are employing in their quest to age well in community. Ethnographic case studies of four grassroots models are presented:
1. Homesharing, 2. Senior Cohousing, 3. Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities with Social Service Program (NORC-SSP), and 4. Virtual Villages.