Senior Living with a Purpose
THISTLEDOWN CO-LIVING HOUSE
NEW APPROACH TO A GROWING PROBLEM
There is a growing issue where older adults are living in poverty and can’t afford housing, insurance, medications, transportation, and food. As a result, providers and developers are looking at ways to build affordable housing without government subsidies, while instilling a renewed sense of dignity. One alternative is Garden Spot Village Thistledown Co-Living House, a 3,973 SF home within their community in New Holland, PA.
The co-operative living house, is a unique option where five unrelated older adults live together and share a common residential structure. Each person (or couple) has a private suite, including a bedroom and a bathroom. Common areas include a shared kitchen/dining room, living room, den, laundry, storage areas, and garage, plus outdoor spaces.
SHARED COMMUNITY SPACE
Each home has a “livable” front porch that is sized to allow people to place furniture and spend time at that location, giving them access to everything happening on the green. As part of the greater Garden Spot Village community, residents have full access to the community’s campus where they can shop, dine, and participate in activities together, as needed.