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16-year-old Songwriter Influences Approaches to Senior Housing

by Hélène Montpetit

“Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four?”
Lennon/McCartney

I think a song Paul McCartney wrote when he was 16 may be at the root of a revolutionary trend in senior housing. Released in 1967 on the album Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band, When I’m 64 became Baby Boomers’ cheerful, cheeky poke at their parents’ generation.

Now that their own golden age is upon them, flower children are coming together to make sure they are not carted away to senior ghettos set apart from the world. These new seniors are considering reliving past experiences in communes and intentional communities or have started eyeing ecovillages, off-grid communities and tiny housing developments. Continue reading “16-year-old Songwriter Influences Approaches to Senior Housing”

Choice And Change : How to choose, what to choose and whether to choose at all -Part Two – Three approaches to choice and change

Recently, I began to wonder what motivates people to move out of their comfort zones and make changes in their lives. As is often the case when we are preoccupied with something, I began hearing discussions on choice and change, noticing quotes, and generally getting a whole lot of information to help me sort the issues out for myself. Continue reading “Choice And Change : How to choose, what to choose and whether to choose at all -Part Two – Three approaches to choice and change”

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