Older Australians need more housing choices

Agency Cohousing and Community

“...cohousing needs to be a serious option in the housing mix and it needs to be supported by planning policy and business leadership.”

Well, the 7.30 Report program about cohousing in which we we featured the other week was a bit of a game changer! The 7.30 Report had been wanting to do a story on the concept of cohousing for older people, partly as a kind of follow up to some stories the ABC had done in recent months about levels of dissatisfaction among residents of retirement villages and aged care facilities. The 26 June 2017 Four Corners program, Bleed them Dry, with its examination of resident concerns about some village operators, the nature of the typical retirement village financial model, as well as purported treatment by operators (Aveo in particular), seemed to hit a growing sore spot for many people in – or approaching –…

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