LINKS to Examples of Collaborative Living and Aging Options 

PUBLICATIONS by Sue Lantz, Managing Director of  Collaborative Aging


Healthy Aging, Life Design and Retirement Planning 

  • Aging Well, by George E. Vaillant, 2002 (It’s a Classic!)
  • A Long, Bright Future, by Laura Carstensen, Founding Director of Standford Centre on Longevity, 2009
  • A New Purpose: Redefining Money, Family, Work, Retirement and Success, by Ken Dychtwald and Daniel Kadlec, 2009.
  • Connected: How Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends Affect Everything You Feel, Think, and Do. by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler, 2011.
  • Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, 2017
  • Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Suprising Appeal of Living Alone, by Eric Klinenberg, 2012
  • Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to your Physical and Spiritual Well-being, by Andrew Weil, 2005.
    New Rules of Retirement: What Your Financial Advisor Isn’t Telling You, by Warren MacKenzie, and Ken Hawkins. 2008.
  • Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide, by Michael Kinsley, 2016
  • Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, by Andrew Zolli and Anne Marie Healy, 2012
  • Stayin’ Alive. By Michael Adams, 2010.
  • The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife, by Marc Freedman, 2011.

 Health Planning, Decision-Making and Caregiving  

  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Guwande, 2014
  • Take Good Care: Finding Your Joy in Compassionate Caregiving, by Cynthia Orange, 2017
  • The Good Caregiver:  A One-of -a-Kind Compassionate Resource for Anyone Caring for a Aging Loved One, by Robert L.Kane with Jaannine Ouelette, 2011
  • When Someone You Know has Dementia, by June Andrews, May 2016
  • The Patient Will See you Now:  The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands,  by Eric Topol, 2015

 Co-Housing and Accessible Home Design 

  • The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages and Abilities, by Deborah Peirce, 2012
  • The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living. Second Edition. by Charles Durrett, 2009
  • Reinventing Community, Stories from the Walkways of Co-Housing, Edited By David Wann, 2005

Collaborative Consumption Models 

  • Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky, 2010
  • MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World, (Chapter 10: Collaborative Healthcare) by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams, 2010
  • What’s Mine is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption, by Racheal Botsman and Roo Rogers, 2010.