Living Well — Where?

Sorry for the delay on posting. I’ve been busy blogging for Ms. and finalizing my book on nonagenarians aging and home and making it work (forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2011).  Meanwhile, others have been weighing in on this question of where to live in their final chapter. “The Nancies,” whom I know and respect, are featured in the New Old Age Blog (NYTimes), talking about their decision to buy a house and live together as friends, like the Golden Girls. Sociologist Mindy Fried talks about playing punch-the-balloon with her dad in assisted living. Acclaimed writer and editor Diana Athill also moved to assisted living in her 90s, and loves it. (Have you read her book, Somewhere Towards the End? It rocks.) My pal Christine, age 91, is thriving in a local green house, a nursing facility that emphasizes active living rather than dying. Finally, my students in Sociology of the Lifecourse say they want to live with their friends forever. How about you?

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