Can community design take the loneliness and angst out of aging?

By Erika Fredrickson
Missoula Independent 

Workers break ground to lay water lines for the new Riverside Crossing Adult Housing Cooperative in Hamilton. It will be Montana's first housing co-op. Photo by Guy Gregory, MCDC Communications Specialist

“Riverside Crossing, the Chapin-designed neighborhood in Hamilton, is just breaking ground. It’s a housing cooperative community for people 55 and older developed by the Ravalli County Council on Aging and spearheaded by the council’s executive director, Paul Travitz. It features 51 cottages arranged in pocket neighborhoods and adhering to shared design principles. The neighborhood landscape is designed to accommodate and encourage walking and gathering.”

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