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Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 08/13/2018

Assisted Living RV Park?

Ironically, I just returned from a week of traveling throughout New England in an RV with my family to find this article in the New York Times.

Many of the people that we met in the RV parks we stayed at were retirees.  Most sold their homes and were either living in the park or traveling the country in their RV “full time”.   This is definitely not what most of us would define as “aging in place”!

The Rainbow’s End Escapees Care Center that is profiled in the New York Times article clearly shows that we can come together as a community to support each other even in an non-traditional setting like an RV park.  At $824 a month per person, or $1,236 for a couple this is also probably one of the best values in assisted living in the country!

I experienced first hand what probably makes “aging” in an RV park so ideal. We witnessed the deep sense of community and the close proximity to your neighbors in the parks we visited.  While the Escapees Care Center provides access to a nurse 40 hours a week, I am willing to bet that the bulk of the care and support is being provided by the other residents and visitors at Rainbow’s End.   In many ways and RV park has many of the same values that cohousing communities possess.

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