Aging Gratefully: The Power of Good Health and Good Neighbors (Run Time 50 min)
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)