If you are looking for a living community that balances individual freedom with shared commitments and values, you might want to investigate the co-housing model, as described in the the New York Times article "To Your Left, a Better Way of Life?" To learn more, visit the Website of the Co-housing Association. While many co-housing communities are not specifically intended for seniors, most are intergenerational, and a growing number — such as Silver Sage in Boulder, Colorado, and Elder Spirit in Abingdon, Virginia — require members to be at least 55.