Books Related to Community
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Community, The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block. Oakland, CA: Barrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 2008).
Explores a way of thinking about our places that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen. The basis for health and and happiness in any society.
The Art of Community, Seven Principles for Belonging by Charles H. Vogel(Barrett-Koehler Publishers Inc. 2016).
Lays out seven time-tested principles for growing enduring, effective and connected communities. A guide for leaders seeking to build a vibrant, living culture that will enrich lives.
With A Little Help from our Friends, Creating Community as We Grow Older by Beth Baker.(Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2015
The story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of family,
and neighbors. A collection of grassroots alternatives, some of them surprisingly affordable
How to Live Forever -The Enduring Power of Connecting the Generations by Marc Freedman. NY. NY., Hachette Book Group, 2018
Encore.org founder and CEO, Marc Freedman tells the story of his thirty-year quest to answer some of contemporary life’s most urgent questions: with so many living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society with more older people than younger people survive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short?- In a poignant book that defies categorization, the author finds insights by exploring purpose and generativity, digging into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation and talking to social innovators across the globe bringing generations together for mutual benefit.