Sidewalk Art for the Earth

We can’t save the wh0le planet, but we try do our part! Phoenix Commons and local Jingletown residents joined together to paint the storm drain and sidewalk at the end of Phoenix Commons way, hoping to remind people that whatever you put in the drain, you put in the underwater wildlife environment!

#SaveTheEarth

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.

Bay Cruise 2019

Phoenix Commons had another wonderful outing. Thirty or so of us took a ‘cruise’ out of Tiburon on the Angel Island Ferry. Never mind we almost froze to death and blown away in the wind, we had a fabulous potluck and a fun time.

 

 

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.

Medical Cannabis Workshop

Great turnout for an educational talk on one of the hottest new trends in senior wellness: medical cannabis!

National Night Out 2019

Phoenix Commons residents had a great showing as we all enjoyed National Night Out with our Jingletown community. #JingletownPride

Book Reading with Author Kerry Stevens

Please join us as author Kerry Stevens reads excerpts from his new book in our Living Room on July 28th at 7pm. We’re thrilled to welcome Kerry as part of our series of author presentations. (Jyoti is especially excited to host her brother Kerry, because the book is about her mother and brother!)

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/

4th of July

Our July 4th celebration was fabulous. Great food, great conversation, great fun!