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The current and coming generation of older adults is realizing, says Baker, “that they can make other choices about where and how to live. With intention and planning, people around the nation are creating ways to live in community, alternatives that give them more control, more companionship, more dignity and choice than generations past.”. Alternatives has been serving seniors aged 60 and above each year since the early ’s and has expanded to help individuals with a disability. This not-for-profit social service agency has the most experienced personnel in assisting older adults with some of the lifestyle changes they encounter.
Oct 04, · Cohousing and intergenerational housing is not for everyone, but for single seniors the two options are legitimate alternatives to expensive retirement homes and to the institutional care offered by nursing homes. These options can reduce the potentially negative affects of living alone. Alternatives for the Older Adult also provides some services for the Iowa Quad Cities communities including Davenport and Bettendorf. Serving Henry, Mercer, and Rock Island County Quad Cities Office 7th Street Moline, IL Phone: () () Adult Protective Services/Ombudsman Line.