– where later life is a positive experience

By Jan Garde, Founder & CEO, THE EMBASSIES

THE EMBASSIES OF GOOD LIVING, co-living for the 60+ demographic. Illustration by Gizem Winter.

The world is undergoing a radical demographic shift. Almost 20 percent of people in the European Union are already over 65. By 2025, around 10% of the population of Japan will be over 80. The Earth’s population is ageing, quickly and dramatically. We’re living longer than ever before.

When I consider old age, I think: where will I live? I worry I’ll be institutionalised in a care home, because where else will I go? The connotations around senior living are mostly negative. Old age…

It’s always about the combination of form and function. Illustration: Gizem Winter, @theembassies.com

By Jan Garde

Consider this situation. You’re 65 years old. You’re healthy. You’ve had a successful career, perhaps a family, and your children are fully grown. You’ve achieved plenty, at home and at work, and you’re satisfied and content.

But your options for a fulfilling future are beginning to seem limited.

You’d like to stay in your own home, but you know it perhaps won’t always be practical, so you begin looking for alternatives, of which there are very few. Where do you go? A typical residential home? That doesn’t seem to fit your wants or desires. It doesn’t chime…


THE EMBASSIES is a global co-living concept that changes the way we perceive and experience later life. Where life never gets old.

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