Filmmaker and Silver Sage Village senior cohousing resident Alan O’Hashi is mostly recovered from his death bed illness in 2013. As a result of that experience he’s become much more aware of his health. One of his neighbors circulated information about a research study at the University of Colorado about the effects of exercise on brain health. Curious, he was selected to be a research subject. To measure success, one of the criteria is emotional health and strength of relationship building.
Does living in a cohousing community complement physical activity? He interviewed six residents of newly-formed Germantown Commons to find out their motivations behind living in cohousing and whether living intentionally with neighbors was a positive experience, and what types of physical activity happen in a group setting.
Germantown Commons Residents:
- Essie Sappenfield (retired)
- Doug Luckes (still working)
- Suzanne Glasgow (recently deceased)
- Sarah Carroll (single mom)
- Chris Corby (still working)
- Ginger Lange (retired)
- Vicki Metzgar (retired)
- Bryan Bowen, AIA (Caddis Architects)
- Angela Bryan PhD,( Principal Investigator CU FORCE study)