Green House homes are just that — homes. In those homes live people — not “residents” or “patients” — of all ages and abilities. Many of the people who live in Green House homes are elders of their families and communities and the Green House model is designed to celebrate and honor their elderhood. At the 2010 Green House annual meeting and celebration in Albany, NY, we invited elders from the Eddy Village Green House project to join us and share their stories. In the coming weeks we will be sharing some of those stories, including a panel discussion of six elders talking frankly about the realities of aging, the meaning of home and life in a Green House.
Green House elder Stanley Radzyminski, 90, shares stories from his life and thoughts on living in his “home away from home” at the Eddy Village Green House project in Albany, New York.
Green House elder Fred Britting shares stories about his career as a letter carrier and his thoughts on living at the Eddy Village Green House home in Albany, New York.