“Over the Hill” Hikers

JoAnna and Karen recently went on the monthly “Over the Hill” hike, this time at Inspiration Point in Tilden Regional Park. Leading the hike was the ranger and naturalist extraordinaire, Trail Gail.

Next hike: October 10th at Wildcat Canyon – contact us for more information!

ABC Workshops Starting Soon

Would you like to learn more about how intentional communities, in their many different forms, can help aging adults stay healthy and engaged? We recommend the ABC (Aging Boldly in Community) workshops sponsored by the local nonprofit Elders Village. These interactive, multimedia workshops are a great way to start expl0ring both the benefits and challenges of aging in community!

Benefits of Coffee

If you enjoy coffee, you’ll be in good company here at Phoenix Commons!

Coffee’s Health Perks May Be Strongest For People Over 45

Welcoming Whaleboaters

We were recently visited by Susan’s friend John and his whaleboat rowing crew! They arrived at our dock around 7:15am and were treated to coffee, donuts, and a tour of Phoenix Commons. Many of the crew are from the neighborhood and watched the building being constructed while rowing past on the Oakland/Alameda estuary. After the tour, they took Sue on a ride to their boathouse, just around the corner near Coast Guard Island.

Standing Up For Peace

A couple of Phoenix Commons members were among the thousands who participated in the anti-fascist protest in downtown Berkeley a few weeks ago. While the media focused on a few violent incidents, the overwhelming majority came out to proclaim peacefully that love, inclusion and solidarity reign here in the Bay.

Jingletown ArtWalk

Join us via this cute video as several of us walked to Angela’s studio at Jingletown Art Studios, part of our neighborhood’s monthly ArtWalk organized by its many studios and galleries. We are proud to have a local artist in our PC community!

Visiting Cohousers in Portland

Phoenix Commons members Rose and Larry recently visited the newly opened cohousing community PDX Commons while visiting Portland, Oregon. PDX Commons, with 27 units, just opened in late July and is already full, although many are still busy unpacking.

The members of this active community for people aged 55 and up (just like Phoenix Commons) say they were looking for new friends of the same age and role models for how to grow old gracefully. The beautiful new building in the Belmont District has a central, open courtyard faced by the units with a rooftop garden and social space that is still under development. We look forward to learning and sharing our experience with our cohousing compatriots in Portland!

Late Summer Happy Hour

It’s really comforting to hear sounds of joy and laughter filling the air of one’s home community. This past Sunday, with high temperatures returning to the Bay Area, some of our members gathered on the 2nd floor courtyard patio for a casual happy hour in the shade. Cheers!

Stitchin’ Good Time

A stitchin’ good time down in the dining room… We have so many talented sewers, quilters and artists here at Phoenix Commons, we decided to devote a day to pursuing some of our passions together!