So called “communities of care” are popping up throughout the United States. These are communities of couples or single individuals that live in communities established to provide support. With the aging population many individuals will not have family when it’s needed the most. Residents communities of care agree to help neighbors in need when the time occurs with tasks such as grocery shopping, making meals or other topics. Current neighborhoods were once communities of care when neighbors knew each other and rarely moved out of the original neighborhood. I grew up in such a neighborhood and could recite the names of everyone living in each house on the block. By the time I grew up and moved away in my early twenties this had changed. Today we need to create our own communities of care.
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