Entries by Kryspin Turczynski

The Exploding Popularity of Cooperative Aging

The Boston Globe recently published an article in its magazine titled, “Introducing the retirement commune,” describing the various ways in which the Baby Boomer generation is reinventing senior housing by embracing more cooperative forms of living. Now some of you might be thinking: Great, an article about aging hippies. Not so fast! While this trend […]

Building a Community of Support and Acceptance

An article in the Wall Street Journal, titled “Hip, Urban, Middle-Aged,” examines the influx of aging Baby Boomers into neighborhoods and communities that are considered strongholds of young hipsters. Numerous anecdotes are used to illustrate the growing trend, reflected in nationwide statistics, of older adults replacing their large suburban homes with multifamily residential units, such […]

A Baker’s Dozen Had A Great Discussion

Things are really heating up at Phoenix Commons, as we welcomed thirteen participants to our most recent Life’s Next Chapter presentation this past Thursday! In addition to getting the scoop on the Bay Area’s first senior cohousing community, curious seekers and prospective members alike were able to meet with the development team and share their […]

Many Are Preparing For Life’s Next Chapter

Thanks to all who came to Emeryville on Thursday and Saturday for the presentation on Phoenix Commons. The weather was great both days, turnout was fantastic, and it was exciting to meet so many folks interested in a community that promotes both independence and cooperation. There will be more presentations soon for those who couldn’t […]

Thursday, June 20: Life’s Next Chapter

Life’s next chapter can be even better than you imagined! Come learn about Phoenix Commons, the Bay Area’s first cooperative lifestyle community for seniors. With a multimedia presentation and Q&A session, you can find out how to: experience the benefits of home ownership within a close-knit community of peers create and manage the community life […]