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All-retiree housing isn’t for everyone

There seems to be a rule that if retirees move to a communal environment, it must consist only of other retirees. But some are challenging that notion by choosing intergenerational cohousing, living side by side with people of all ages, including singles, childless couples, and families with children.

Residents of cohousing make major decisions collectively, but these are not communes. Group meals and activities are optional, and members maintain separate residences.

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