Communal Living Projects

Nordic countries have found success in creating communal living accommodation where elderly residents and young people up to the age of 25 live together. By that I mean residents have their own bedrooms and bathrooms but living rooms Nd kitchens are shared and residents have to come out and socialise (it’s in their rent agreement). The elderly benefit from having company and someone to keep an eye on them and the young benefit from having some older (and hopefully wiser) mentors. Obviously residents will have to be character-matched and vetted and maybe a project facilitator needs to insure residents are mixing but what a great way to help tackle the loneliness in the elderly and to help young people have a good start especially if their own parents were not great role models.

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