Kindness at the End of Life at cohousing

One way I saw my neighbors act in a compassionate way was toward a woman at her last stage of life. Her family was taking care of her but everyone welcomed her to the cohousing community.

One family let them take in their dog since the woman suffering from dementia responded most to this particular dog. I thought that was a big gesture. Not everyone can lend out their fur baby – full time. At first it was visits and then all the time and I saw the family walking the other household’s dog.

The other way was a woman gifted with musical talent. She would go and play for her. 

I know COVID has ruined many a funeral, but it doesn’t really matter. I don’t know what happened for her service, but she had a new community giving her gifts as she passed.

About CJ

I was a Spanish teacher for 5 years in the Public School system in 3 different states. I homeschooled and taught at a democratic free school. I heard about cohousing in 2010 and wanted to move in right away. I met a group building one in 2018 and got to move in the summer of 2019. It only took a year to want out.
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