Archive for Leisureville

And…Action! Teens Calling the Shots

One of the things I love about our “new urban” town is the effort that community organizers put into engaging and focusing on the needs of all residents, from toddlers to seniors. Last year I published a post about the dangers of creating age specific or segregated communities, like those 55+ communities scattered across the

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The Leisureville Alarm – Meet the Author

Last week I reviewed nationally acclaimed and New York Times reviewed book, Leisureville. In today’s podcast I have an interview with the book’s author Andrew Blechman. A former Los Angeles Times reporter, Andrew Blechman conducted the most in-depth research into the retirement community boom in America. These aren’t just small, benign communities dotting the landscape

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Book Review: Leisureville

**UPDATE**: You can listen the podcast featuring the author here. There are some books, like George Orwell’s 1984, that give you a bizarre peek at an imaginary future while at the same time sending shudders down your spine as you realize that the eerie future described is actually here. Andrew Blechman’s book Leisureville is a

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