Senior cooperative living encourages and enhances social connections while letting people remain as private and independent as they want to be.
In many apartment complexes or condominium or townhouse developments, residents barely know their neighbors and have little opportunity to interact.
In a housing cooperative, in contrast, you are joining together with your fellow owners to create a vibrant, successful community. You will make new friends where you live, there’s always something to do, and your neighbors are there for you.
Social aspects of senior cooperatives typically include:
- Plentiful shared spaces like workshops or craft rooms, libraries, fitness centers, community rooms and community gardens
- Friendly neighbors who have chosen cooperative living and who like the idea of knowing and cooperating with their fellow owners
- Frequent on-site activities such as coffee hours, potluck or catered dinners, group volunteer projects, classes, choirs, etc.
- Group outings to restaurants, plays, concerts, sporting events, movies, etc.
- Opportunities to volunteer your time and apply your expertise or interests on committees or the board of directors