Green House Home Video Tour

Head over to the always information-filled and sometimes wonderfully provocative ChangingAging blog to see a guided video tour of a Green House Home. Led by elder advocate Dr. Bill Thomas, the walk-through is a must-see for anyone who wants to understand exactly what a Green House looks like as well as learn more about this non-medical, neighborhood-oriented living choice for elders.

Green houses are revolutionary, though I marvel at how it became revolutionary for people in the later years of their lives to expect to avoid a medical model and instead live in a normal residential situation while getting the support that they need. Go Green!

Sometime soon I plan to check in with Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) to see how the planning for their Green House Homes building campaign is going. In the meantime, you can read the three posts I wrote about VMRC’s Green House planning a couple of months ago .

One thought on “Green House Home Video Tour

  1. You’re right, Marti, it is ironic to think that the idea of old people being “at home” when they can no longer live on their own is revolutionary. As Dr. Bill says we need to wrap our minds around the reality that while elders may have medical problems or debility, they are not defined by these conditions.

    Thanks for sharing the video. Let’s all vote on the Eden Alternative idea for the $250,000 Pepsi challenge.

    Inside Aging Parent Care


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