We often get asked by folks if they can drop by the office to talk to us in person and get more detailed information about Phoenix Commons. The answer is absolutely, and we even have Thursday afternoons reserved for visitors. Come in and see us Thursdays between 2pm – 4pm, and learn how a senior […]
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We are pleased to announce that Elders Village, the nonprofit organization that works closely with Phoenix Commons on education and training, has been awarded a $2,500 grant from Coming of Age, a national organization that helps 50+ seniors explore their futures, make new connections, and contribute to the common good. This Making A Big Difference […]
Aristotle once wrote: “Man is by nature a social animal […] Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god.” A new book by leading social psychologist and neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman, reviewed in an […]
Elders Village, a non-profit dedicated to educating seniors, hosts an ongoing monthly series of talks on various topics of interest to older adults. This month, the Elders Village Talk on Safety will be held at the Alameda Elks Lodge (2555 Santa Clara Ave.) on Wednesday, November 6th at 6:30 pm. There will be a panel […]
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat recently ran a story about a small cohousing community in Mendocino County (California) named Cheesecake (the article originally appeared in the New York Times). Besides its endearing name and secluded, wooded environment, one of the most striking aspects of the community is how the members have learned to deal with […]
We have just received word that the City of Oakland has agreed to change the age restriction from 60 to 55, in order to conform with federal fair housing laws. This is great news for future community members under the age of 60, who would have faced exclusion from Phoenix Commons if not for the […]
The ASA (American Society on Aging) blog has a fascinating interview with USC professor Victor Regnier, who holds the country’s only joint appointment to an architecture school and school of gerontology. His architectural grad students have designed a community based on the Apartment for Life housing projects that are popular in Europe, particularly the Netherlands. […]
The Community Room hosted eleven people at the Orientation Workshop last week, with some great discussions about the aging population, the realities of aging in the 21st century, and various options for future planning. The Orientation Workshop is a prerequisite for the full Successful Aging course. Presented by Elders Village, a nonprofit organization dedicated to […]
Great news! In a public hearing on September 19th, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), which must approve all waterfront projects in the Bay Area, has formally approved Phoenix Commons’ application to renovate the dock and extend the bay trail all the way to the bridge. This is not just a major […]
This past Monday, a contingent of future members and support staff from Phoenix Commons hit the road and traveled up to Grass Valley, an hour north of Sacramento, where they met with fellow cohousers at Wolf Creek Lodge. Conceived in 2006 and built in 2012, Wolf Creek Lodge is home to a community of active […]
Phoenix Commons is a cohousing community on the Oakland waterfront, located at 340 29th Avenue. We are right off the Park Street bridge directly across from Alameda.
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