Cooperative living for older people

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Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:06 pm

JUst started thinking about our later years and investigating possibilities in Almunecar. There is a website with useful links nd a contact form if anyone is interested in forming a group to set something up. First meeting in October
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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby olive » Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:44 pm

sounds a good idea.

Can't find the website from your info.

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:08 pm

I wonder why the site doesn't come up for you. People have looked at it so should be ok.
unavidabuenasite.wordpress.com is definitely the address. Let me know if still not linking

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Enrique » Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:11 pm

Pops up .............. :idea:

https://unavidabuenasite.wordpress.com/featured-two/

https://unavidabuenasite.wordpress.com/links/

If you copy and paste URL..............then post Link....... :idea:
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Re: Cooperative living for older people ...meeting date

Postby Mariposa » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:21 pm

The dates and times of our first meetings at the Casa de Cultura, Almunecar will be 20th October and 7th November at 6pm

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby anyroads » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:33 pm

Are they not called care homes in the UK ?

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:07 pm

Well you could say that, but what we have in mind is intentional community, mutual aid, and self running as you will see if you look at the links...

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby chrissiehope » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:41 pm

Should that be 'international' community ?
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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:30 pm

No, intentional was intended, it hopefully will also be international!

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby maureenscot » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:32 am

I am not in Spain. Please keep us posted in progress. What's your thinking. Or rather what are you outcome hopes? There may be a lot of people interested who do not necessaraly live in Almunecar at present

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:37 am

We are open to ideas at this point as we think it is important to have a strong group who are aiming for roughly the same outcome... an active and participatory older age win a community that offers mutual aid ...keeping costs down and buying in care as needed.

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:37 am

Date of first meeting is 20th October, second meeting 7th November. At 6pm at the Casa de CUltura in Almunecar. Hope to see Afew of you there!

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby patricia » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:27 am

They do have something like that in the States dont they! Everyone lives on an Estate with people over a certain age and there are a lot of facilities. I do remember a friend of mine a few years ago that he was living in California on a private Estate for the over 60´s and doctors etc as well as lots of activities going on, but no one was alone and there were service for people who were disabled etc. Seems like a good idea to me. But costly I think.
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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:53 pm

an update on the Una Vida Buena project
We are forming an association at present which we are planning to turn into a housing cooperative later. This is going to be a solution to aging well here in Spain and will be a way of sharing services as we need them.
We are viewing a potential property in Almunecar on Wednesday 29 th March at 4 pm although no decisions have been taken as yet. Potential new members are welcome to take the opportunity to meet us and look round ...we think it could take a couple of hours. Please contact us on unavidabuena2016@gmail.com or via the website unavidabuenasite.wordpress.com and we can give you directions or arrange lifts.

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:32 pm

The next meeting of this group will be on Thursday 6th April at the Casa de Cultura in Almunecar at 6 pm, downstairs.

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:02 pm

This thread has been going for a while and we are getting quite a lot of views. Recently we have updated the website, and would appreciate some feedback on the website nd the concept. Thank you

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Enrique » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:53 pm

So Post the Website again.............. :idea:

https://unavidabuenasite.wordpress.com/featured-two/
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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:03 pm

Thanks Enrique, didn't want to use up my allowance of forum space!

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:34 pm

Next Meeting on 4th May will be conducted in Spanish as there is a speaker from a Spanish Cooperative already up and running in Malaga. Time 18.00 in Casa de Cultura Almunecar. We are expecting a mainly Spanish or Spanish speaking audience.

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Re: Cooperative living for older people

Postby Mariposa » Sun May 14, 2017 5:44 pm

Next meeting is on 18th May at 6pm, same place.
ZFor a report on the meeting with Santa Clara board members please see the website blog. unavidabuena.wordpress.com


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