A simple solution to a complex issue,
As parents, baby boomers, or just as people – we all want a place to call home.
It may be different from what we grew up with, but it may be even better.
Home isn’t home without the people we love, and people that love us back.
At the intersection of a growing population of baby boomers and adults with autism and other disabilities, there is an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to maximize their personal legacy through purpose and community.
Intentional Neighboring brings together neighbors of all ages who provide mutual support and share the ups and downs of everyday life. Developing bonds of friendship and over time, a culture of neighborliness, kindness, helpfulness, and consideration can be established. It puts into action the belief that ordinary people of all ages and abilities can change the world by serving as ambassadors and assets in addressing the difficult challenges facing our most vulnerable citizens.
In other parts of the country, intentional neighboring communities have teamed seniors with young mothers aging out of the foster care system, families providing permanent homes for youth leaving foster care, and wounded warriors with life-long rehabilitative needs. Couples or individuals looking at retirement can reduce their housing expenses, avoid isolation and embrace greater purpose by living alongside community members with whom they can develop meaningful, mutually supportive relationships.