50 Is the New 30

Our “senior” cohousers have so much verve and energy, many can run circles around your average 30-year-old!

Urban Agriculture

Even with limited gardening space, we are producing more and more of our organic salad bar ingredients in-house, tended lovingly by members of the Landscape and Gardening Team.

#cohousing #UrbanAgriculture #ConsciousEating

https://theheartysoul.com/first-sustainable-urban-agrihood/

LGBTQ-Friendly Cohousing for 55+

Our very own Angela was interviewed for this timely and needed article in the SF Bay Times about LGBTQ seniors.

Cohousing the Answer for Baby Boomers?

We Boomers have transformed the world in many ways, and we’re not done yet. Next up: “retirement” living!

#Cohousing in the #EastBay

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/blogs/why-cohousing-could-be-answer-housing-aging-baby-boomers

Co-Living Goes Affordable

Smart, progressive cities will increasingly support the development of cohousing/co-living projects, recognizing that intentional communities do a much better job of meeting its citizens’ social needs than any government program ever could.

Goodbye Nursing Homes!

We already know all of this! And consider ourselves the lucky ones!

Senior cohousing neighborhoods were actually created in Denmark in the early 1960s and brought to North America in 1988. Due to the boomer generation looking for more desirable alternative living arrangements, cohousing has been growing in popularity and has picked up steam in recent years.

A cohousing community is intended to ensure that each senior that lives there can enjoy privacy and have a space of their own (their own house or apartment) while also being able to take advantage of shared spaces.

Essentially, it’s seniors living in their own space, surrounded by THEIR friends who share things like the dining area, library, fitness center, garden, TV room, and more — how exciting!

#seniorcohousing

https://theheartysoul.com/co-housing-seniors/

Plan Now For Affordable Care Later

The sooner you start planning for the future, the greater your chances of remaining happy and independent through your golden years!

#cohousing #aging

Live Longer, Stay Younger

“We’re talking about rethinking, redefining one-third of adult life! The greatest achievement in the history of humankind — and all we can is that it’s going to make Medicare go broke? Why don’t we take that one-third and create new stories, new rituals, new mythologies for people as they age?”

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/05/20/can-we-live-longer-but-stay-younger

Borrowing Strengthens Society

The amount of social capital being created and exchanged is a great barometer of a community’s health! Examples of items recently shared by neighbors at Phoenix Commons include: umbrellas, batteries, books, dogs, movies, kitchen gadgets, sweatshirts, rides, and yes, even the occasional cup of sugar!

#cohousing #WeLoveToShare

https://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/dirt/community-relationships-borrowing-from-neighbors-strengthens-democracy-20190318

The Fountain of Cognitive Youth

Phoenix Commons has a small room on the 4th floor where members can practice meditation, prayer, reflection, etc. All are welcome to group meditation on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 7pm!

https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/neuroscience-shows-that-50-year-olds-can-have-brains-of-25-year-olds-if-they-do-this.html