Feminists Redefine Senior Housing
Fifteen years in the making, the Babayagas’ House—a feminist alternative to a retirement home—has opened in Paris. This self-managed social housing project is run by its community of inspired female senior citizens that want to maintain their independence. “To live long is a good thing, but to age well is better,” says 85-year-old Thérèse Clerc, who initially conceived the project as a means of combating the idea that growing old is an illness and that retirement homes are a kind of prison. “We want to change the way people see old age, and that means learning to live differently,” she says.
The five-story building houses 25 apartments located at the center of Montreuil, just blocks away from shops, a movie theater and the metro. The project cost just under $4.4 million and was funded by eight public sources, including the city council. Two similar projects are now underway in Palaiseau and Bagneux.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
More from Natural Awakenings
This holiday season, Milwaukee will join other cities including Denver and St. Louis in participating in the 12 Bars of Charity movement to raise money for selected local nonprofits, while supporting area bars and restaurants.
Aubrey Poglajen, of Ananda Healing Collective, along with registered yoga teacher Jozi Tatham and energy healer Ellie Badji, are collaborating to facilitate women’s empowerment circles starting January 10.
Natural Health Services, on Farwell Avenue in Milwaukee, is now under new ownership and has a new name: Thrive Holistic Medicine.
John E. Whitcomb, M.D., director of Brookfield Longevity & Healthy Living Clinic, is now certified as a Mold Qualified Doctor.
Stacy Krafczyk combines her passion for animals with her energy healing abilities at All Spirit Healing, where she offers animal communication services, intuitive readings, reiki, after-life communication and coaching.
Learning about clothing insulation—the different types, the advantages of each, and their sustainability and affect on animals—helps one consider the important factors before making a decision about what clothing to buy.
As we wrap up another year, many of us find ourselves again asking, “Where did this year go?” Myriad articles have tried to explain why we often perceive time—and life—moving by too quickly, especially as we age.
South Korean mothers-to-be whose first trimester occurred during the stressful New Year’s holiday delivered babies a third of an ounce lighter.
A single mindfulness meditation session reduced anxiety levels for participants in a Michigan study, evident even a week later, and breath-based meditation enhanced mental clarity in an Irish study.
Spaniards exposed to the most blue light via white streetlight LEDs and screens on tablets and phones have up to twice the risk of prostate and breast cancer.
Iranian students taking rosemary for a month saw their anxiety and depression drop and their memory and sleep improve.
Chocolate with at last 70 percent cacao can reduce stress and inflammation and boost infection-fighting cells and creativity.