Hands Four Development may have the solution for you.

The Triangle Traditional Music and Dance Retirement Society of North Carolina has news for you!

Hello from Triangle Traditional Music and Dance Retirement Society

We are musicians, dancers, artists and lovers of all kinds of music, participatory dance, and creative arts.

 The Triangle Traditional Music and Dance Retirement Society (TTMADRS or 2T ) is developing a multigenerational, intentional community that will be located in the Triangle area of North Carolina. The community will integrate  elements of co-housing and life-plan/CCRC communities to create an inclusive, socially permeable, and playful arts village that includes continuing care for older adults.

We plan to include a continuum of housing and healthcare using some of the Household Model principles developed by Action Pact. This model commits to meeting residents’ needs through the end of life, offering a combination of privacy, community, and organized support. More on the Household Model below.

Our Priorities:

  • We want to stay together and play together through old age.
  • We want to continue to practice our arts, enjoy our pleasures, engage with the world, and be useful until we take our last breath.
  • We want innovative healthcare that is resident-directed, not institutional, and incorporates emerging, technology-based homecare.
We are musicians, dancers, artists and lovers of all kinds of music, participatory dance, and creative arts.

We are currently incorporated as a 501(c)3 educational non-profit as we explore possibilities and raise funds to design a permeable, playful arts village that includes a continuum of care for older adults. Our land purchase and predevelopment cooperative, Hands Four Development, has purchased ninety acres of land in Orange County, NC. We are engaged in design discussions and generally starting to plan our community.

This group of pioneers has a volunteer Board. The members of this board are:

  • Mareah Steketee, President
  • Mark Mason, Vice President
  • Wilma Stanley, Secretary
  • Dean Herington, Treasurer
  • Pat Petersen, At-large
We are musicians, dancers, artists and lovers of all kinds of music, participatory dance, and creative arts.

Read more about our vision

Interested? Zoom opportunities soon!

After a summer break during which lots of vacations were enjoyed AND we closed on 90.133 acres of beautiful land in Orange County, NC (hip hip hooray!), we are ready to invite you to spend a couple of hours with us in an online Orientation Session. Rest assured, there is no cost or obligation. We’ll talk about our history, our present activities and future plans. Perhaps you will be interested in becoming part of that future!

The dates are:

  • 09/19/2023 7:00-9:00pm EDT Tuesday
  • 09/21/2023 7:00-9:00pm EDT Thursday
  • 09/28/2023 7:00-9:00pm EDT Thursday
  • 09/30/2023 2:00-4:00pm EDT Saturday

If you are interested in attending an orientation….

If one or more of these dates fit your schedule, please sign up on the 2T Orientation sign-up page, or just reply to this email with all of the date(s) that you could attend, and I will register you.

Please indicate all of the dates that you could attend. We are eager to meet people on each of the four dates, but as we try to have six or more people in a session, it is possible that a date might be canceled. If you indicate multiple dates, but have a preference for one of them, add a note to that effect in the “Any additional message for us” field of the sign-up page or in your reply to this email. I will try to honor your preference.

If none of these dates work for you, please let me know anything that would help us pick a better date in the future. 

Thank you for your interest, Wilma

Wilma Stanley <wilmastanley1212@gmail.com>
Ready to Dance into Retirement?
Patrick Harrigan

Patrick Harrigan

An avid contra dancer, Patrick Harrigan is also a photographer, editor, website publisher and secretary of the Confederation of Indigenous Nations of the Middle East and North Africa (cinmena.org).