“Hikari-gaoka Share House Project” Opens the Doors to the Young and the Old
Wouldn’t it be lovely if generations could help each other?
The “Hikari-gaoka Share House Project” supports the aged as well as the young. This project consists of retired seniors and young graduate students living together in a shared complex. The whole project takes place in Tokyo’s Nerima district.
Ms. Naomi Arakawa who is one of the representatives of the project belongs to NPO Musubi where they conduct home nursing services for the aged.
She believes that people can live happily if there is interaction within the community.
When people live in apartments and complexes, they tend to close the door and keep to themselves. Ms. Arakawa hopes the project will have an openness to it where people feel secured with each others presence.