Aging in a Community of Mutual Support: The Emergence of an Elder Intentional Cohousing Community in the United States

  title={Aging in a Community of Mutual Support: The Emergence of an Elder Intentional Cohousing Community in the United States},
  author={Anne P. Glass},
  journal={Journal of Housing For the Elderly},
  pages={283 - 303}
  • A. Glass
  • Published 19 November 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Housing For the Elderly
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