Amazing Japanese Retirement Home and Senior Living that You Will Want to Live in Now

What kind of senior living community do your parents want to live in? How about you? Aging in place is the most popular answer these days but not always the …


37 thoughts on “Amazing Japanese Retirement Home and Senior Living that You Will Want to Live in Now”

  1. this is an amazing concept… this type of care is needed in America … respect, kindness, learning and care for each other is needed I am amazed at the concept of this way of living … very well done. god bless you all

  2. I am covered with goosebumps and feeling teary. I cannot state how strongly I love this concept. It's beautifully rendered. I am 60 and my friends and I often have conversations about what we'd like to see with regard to community living in our wisdom years. I am most definitely going to share this video with them. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  3. What a lovely concept ! This is what is missing from many senior living resorts – that you have just the elderly all around, no youngsters. This model takes care of that! The elderly and the young – they both need each other.
    It would have been nice if they'd shown the interiors of one of the residences where the seniors live.

  4. I'm in the process of seeking a retirement community for my elderly mother, and I so wish I could help her settle into as engaging a community as the one profiled here. I love the multi-generational approach embraced by this community, and I wish there were a way to see more of that in action. Thank you for showing us an alternative path for assisted living.

  5. This is lovely. It reminded me of a proposal from Sweden. Many years ago, there was a pilot program proposal to change the zoning of all of the apartment buildings in a city in Sweden. All of the ground floor apartments would be reserved for the elderly. All the floors above would be for families or single adults. The idea was for the residents in the building to stop by to visit the elderly on the ground floor- to ask if they needed anything from the supermarket and or to just visit and chat. The feeling was that this would be beneficial for all. Children on the upper floors would have some relationship with their elderly neighbors downstairs and all would gain a sense of shared community. It was also believed that this kind of model would diminish the loneliness and isolation for all. The idea was to challenge the tendency to segregate and silo the elderly- but to integrate them in and within the neighborhood and community. I suspect that legal and bureaucratic obstacles may have sabotaged the proposal.

  6. Thank you, Risa, for sharing your experiences on Modern Age TV. The videos are sooo informative and inspiring! We all have to think about our own senior living as early as possible… THANK YOU! GREAT JOB!!

  7. What a great idea to integrate and create opportunities for various age groups and backgrounds to connect and interact and support one another. It seems they're taking it back to how communities SHOULD BE instead of everyone living on their own and only taking care of themselves where they dont even know who their neighbors are. This is such a wonderful idea. It seems a bit quiet but I hope it blossoms as a community and that it becomes a positive example for similar communities around Japan and throughout the world. Thanks for shooting this beautiful video.

  8. This is absolutely phenomenal. Combining old & young, & keeping everyone engaged & involved as much as they can be in living fully is a boon to older people. Wondering what the population is of the community living there. Confusion re the cost. Can you clarify what he meant?

  9. I know of an elder who resides part of the year at what was once called leisure world – a retirement community for 55 and older fit and lively people. Iโ€™ve heard of Vi village in Palo Alto that serves an active elder community. And Iโ€™ve heard of an organization called Green House Project that is a home based assisted living program thatโ€™s in about 25 states. These setups have a bent for either assisted living or active lifestyle clients – not integrated multineed communities that include children or the disabled and students and families focusing on symbiotic assistance within a micro community.Which to me seems far more engaging and emotionally stable.
    Great Video!

  10. Why don't we do elder care like this here in the states? It's maddening. This makes so much sense for everybody who participates in/lives in the facility. There's still a great opportunity for private corporations to make a solid profit in this kind of setup. I feel like this could work here in New York with public/private stakeholders. This makes me want to live in Japan… Great video. This info is impossible to find. Thank you for giving this info to those of us whose lives are upended as we try to figure out how to care for our aging parents.

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