Aging doesn’t always come naturally. Classes are teaching boomers how.

Ann Zabaldo guided her graying students through the steps they’d need to take to reimagine the rest of their lives in the communal existence that has come to be known as “co-housing.”

“Nobody is ever going to care for you the way people who know you are going to care for you,” Zabaldo told the class of about 45 students. “Affinity is the new amenity.”

Then Zabaldo — who helped organize Takoma Village Cohousing and now works as a consultant helping other co-housing ventures get off the ground — plunged into the intricacies of finding suitable real estate in the pricey D.C. market, writing up policies on pets and shacking up with “Three Bettys and a Bob.”

– Washington Post

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