Books of Interest: With a Little Help from Our Friends


Creating Community As We Grow Older
Written by: Beth Baker

Now that the Baby Boomers are retiring, they’re making arrangements to live out their years in ways that will better meet their desire to stay independent for as long as possible while remain connected to their community, family and friends.

In her new book, With a Little Help from Our Friends, Creating Community As We Grow, journalist Beth Baker describes the innovative ways people are making their golden years a genuine treasure. She weaves a rich tapestry of grassroots alternatives, among them:

  • an affordable mobile home cooperative
  • a senior artists’ colony
  •  neighbors helping neighbors in “Villages” or “naturally occurring retirement communities
  •  best friends, multigenerational families, niche communities banding together and more

This book shares stories of people around the country creatively coming up with new ways to live their next chapter, within a network of friendship and support,” Beth explains.


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