Wouldn't You Want to Live in a Cozy Home Community™?

May 20, 2022
Hosted by Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP

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Matt Thornhill had a successful consulting business dedicated to researching and understanding the needs of the boomer generation. He came to realize there was an essential unmet need for the middle-income sector of that demographic and upon leaving his consulting practice, he decided to pursue a solution. The result, Cozy Home Communities. In this episode, Matt describes this innovative concept as one part of the living solution for older adults: These homes designed close to one another, with appropriate social distancing, allows neighbors to help neighbors and offers a new approach to living for a new stage of life: Imagine living in your own house in a small neighborhood where your NEIGHBORS ARE YOUR FRIENDS. Friends with whom you share common interests, backgrounds or stories with the added bonus that your neighbors, or friends, have agreed to help each other when the need arises. Not only for their neighbors but also for the community. Knowing your neighbors is not a trite expression, it's not about casually passing someone and saying, "good morning" or "good afternoon". It's about really getting to know your neighbor, about finding people with whom you have an affinity at this stage of life. Have you arrived at the time in your life when your relationships are more important to you than the accumulation of things? The importance of relationships and connection is not only documented in literature, but something we all experienced since the outbreak of COVID in 2020. Rather than living alone in your existing home surrounded by things, Cozy Home Communities ™ gives you the opportunity to live amongst people with common interests and stories, where you can form lasting relationships with peers you see daily. Learn more about the design of each stand-alone individual home and how a group of homes is clustered into a “pocket” neighborhood. A group of neighborhoods in close proximity, with a central common area creates a colony. A Cozy Home Community™ consists of multiple Colonies. This seems like a perfect solution for this level of the market. Learn when the first communities are breaking ground and when, or if, a Cozy Home Community ™ may be coming to an area where you live.

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Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP

Phyllis Ayman, MS/SLP, CDP, CADDCT, CDCM, CMDCP

Phyllis Ayman, host of Seniors Straight Talk, is a speech and language pathologist, certified dementia practitioner, trainer, and best-selling author who’s dedicated to improving quality life and quality care for older adults in our families, communities and nursing home residents. She’s best known for her communication skills, empathy, unwavering high standards, and believes strongly that care treatment of older adults is a direct reflection of society’s attitudes towards adults the elder years of their lives. She’s passionate about meeting the needs of our culturally diverse senior population and understands the root causes faced by nursing home residents after working in 50 nursing homes. Phyllis is passionate about teaching what she learned from helping your parents to how she can help you. Phyllis is an accomplished author and featured speaker and an accomplished trainer for both the public and private sector. Her latest book Dignity and Respect: Are Our Aging Parents Getting What They Deserve? became an instant Amazon bestseller. She’s published several articles and courses for healthcare workers and caregivers and holds a trademark for the word “IMpathy” (tm).

Phyllis serves as a board member of the Massachusetts Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, is an advisory board member to Olive Community Services based in Los Angeles, California and served as a member of the COVID19 National Health Care Coalition.

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