Saturday, June 22: Life’s Next Chapter Workshop

Join us on Saturday, June 22 for our Life’s Next Chapter Workshop. The workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and will be held at the Phoenix Commons Office located at 1723 Webster Street in Alameda. The workshop will cover:

  • The Benefits of home ownership within a close-knit community of peers.
  • How to create and manage the community life you and your neighbors envision.
  • Enjoy a sustainable lifestyle that keeps you in charge.

Space is limited so please call (510)217-8527 to reserve a seat. We look forward to seeing you there!

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 you and your neighbors envision
  • enjoy a sustainable lifestyle that keeps you in charge.

Thursday, June 20th | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Trader Vic’s in Emeryville, CA | 9 Anchor Drive (map)

Parking is complimentary. Space is limited, so call Cheryl Champ, our Community Relations Director (510-217-8527), as soon as possible to reserve a seat!

Age of Champions

Age of Champions is a PBS documentary that tells the story of five competitors who sprint, leap and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. In it, you’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and hard-hitting grandmothers who triumph over the limitations of age.

A powerful resource for senior advocates hoping to start a positive conversation about aging in their communities, the movie is available free on-line during its premier (April 18-April 28, 2013). To watch it, click here. And please, feel free to share the link to the movie with others. Let’s keep spreading the word!

Monday, April 1: Phoenix Commons wins EFA Design Award

Describing Phoenix Commons, Environments for Aging Magazine wrote, “This project in progress had a lot of great features an ‘out-of-the-box’ concept, bringing it to a challenging, urban site, with great connections to shopping, entertainment and the waterfront trail are all items the designer should be commended for.”

Phoenix Commons’  Honorable Mention Design Award is the highest award possible for a design project which is not yet built.

Environments for Aging Magazine annually awards projects who merit awards for design issues and trends related to the needs of the entire aging population at the Environments for Aging Conference and publishes the honorees in their Annual Design issue.  To see the article click here.

Phoenix Commons wins Honorable Mention from Environments for Aging

Environments for Aging (EFA) Magazine honored Phoenix Commons with an Honorable Mention Design Award, the highest award possible for a design project which is not yet built. Describing Phoenix Commons, EFA Magazine said, “This project in progress had a lot of great features an ‘out-of-the-box’ concept, bringing it to a challenging, urban site, with great connections to shopping, entertainment and the waterfront trail are all items the designer should be commended for.”

Environments for Aging Magazine annually awards projects who merit awards for design issues and trends related to the needs of the entire aging population at the Environments for Aging Conference and publishes the honorees in their Annual Design issue.  To see the article click here.

EXTRA! EXTRA! READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Phoenix Commons has made the papers!  Victoria Stone, our community development director, was quoted in today’s San Francisco Chronicle, talking about the development of our “village with walls”. The article Senior “villages” keep people in their homes appeared on the cover of the Health Section (section C). The link to the article on-line is here.

Phoenix Commons receives Water Board approval

Phoenix Commons received approval from the Water Board today.

Monday, March 4: Water Board Approval

Today we received our approval from the Water Board! Here’s to being one step closer to breaking ground!

White Elephant Sale Returns to Jingletown

Come down to Jingletown this weekend, March 2nd and 3rd, for the White Elephant Sale.  The sale is just down the street from the Phoenix Commons property at 333 Lancaster Street. In fact, we donate our lot to the Oakland Museum volunteers and the Jingletown Arts and Business Community for parking at the event.

Known community wide as a not-to-be-missed event, the legendary Sale has become a destination for both collectors and bargain hunters. With all Sale proceeds benefiting the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), shoppers can take pride in knowing that their purchases help support OMCA educational programs, galleries, collections, exhibits and more.

The sale takes place in a huge warehouse located on the Oakland Estuary, 17 unique selling departments provide an extensive offering of quality used Vintage clothing, fine jewelry, Asian collectibles, tools, furniture, sporting goods, and more. For a representative list of what you may find at the sale click here.

  • Sale hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days.
  • Admission is free.
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For more information click here.  Hope to see you there!

The Boomer Lifestyle Show Was A Huge Success!

Thanks to all who stopped by our booth (more like a lounge!) two days ago at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It was great to see so many people interested in cooperative senior living, which proves that the Boomer generation is primed to change the future of aging. For those who didn’t get a chance to see us there, just contact Cheryl Champ, our Community Relations Director (510-217-8527), for more information about the project.