Minka: Homes and Communities
Minka was developed based around the notion that all people deserve to live in the place and manner of their choosing. Dr. Bill Thomas has spent decades as an entrepreneur with a dedication to innovations that help people live better lives.
Most senior housing did not evolve in a way that shared our philosophy. Rather than enabling independence in community, senior housing instead attempted to “keep elders safe” and maximized efficiency through segregation. Older people are often forced to leave their homes because they have lost their driver’s license, or they can no longer shop for and prepare food or because they fell behind on home maintenance. It takes energy, time and attention to run a household and the task is especially challenging for people who live alone, no matter their age or cognitive ability. This is especially true for those without friends or family living nearby.
After breaking bread and engaging in deep conversation with over 130 unique communities during the ChangingAging Tour Dr. Thomas founded Minka Homes and Communities. Minka takes a “goldilocks” approach to housing; developing efficient, affordable compact homes that are not too big, and not too small.
Minka Founder: Dr. Bill Thomas
Named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten Americans shaping the future of aging, Dr. Bill Thomas is a Harvard-trained physician, author, performer and serial entrepreneur whose work has focused on improving the health and well-being of older people.