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Rocinante Healing Center.

Midwife and author Ina May Gaskin has announced the beginning of the Rocinante Healing Center with the purchase of 100 acres of land next door to the Farm in Tennessee. The project will include a birth center with midwifery training facility, a complete senior community living center, ranging from assisted living and adult daycare to a skilled care facility and a hospice for the dying.

At present a small crew of dedicated people are living on the new land or building facilities to move into. Some of the first residents will be elderly people who are "tough enough to settle into small cabins designed for the assisted living mode."

Plans also include offering "one- to two-month retreats for burnt-out nurses and midwives who are interested in checking out modes of healing and caregiving in which women are managers, not simply users of care. Our goal is to eventually shelter 75-100 people, with birthing women and couples coming and going, along with visiting midwives.

The center is seeking foundation grants for the larger parts of the project, but discretionary funds are needed right now to prepare the property with roads, cabin sites, electricity and water. All donations are tax deductible due to 510c3 status. Donations can be sent to Rocinante Healing Center, 41, The Farm, Summertown, TN 38483.
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Title Annotation:project to include birth center & senior community living center
Publication:Special Delivery
Date:Sep 22, 1991
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