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.

Saturday & Sunday, February 9 & 10: Boomer Lifestyle Show

Phoenix Commons will welcome visitors to our booth at the Boomer Lifestyle Show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California. The Boomer Lifestyle Show is as much a social event as an opportunity for mature Californians to gather important information on everything from financial planning to health & wellness to travel & leisure. Experts provide answers for the tough questions about financial security, long term care insurance and more.  Come join us for this exciting event.

  • Boomer Lifestyle Show
  • Saturday & Sunday, February 9 & 10, 11 am-3 pm
  • Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton, CA

Thank You Everyone for Coming to the Project Update

Thank you everyone for attending the project update event on Wednesday’s. We had a great turnout and learned the latest updated project news.  We look forward to see everyone again in the future.


Now Coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place

Today, the most valuable real estate lies in walkable and bikable urban locations. A location’s walkability is defined by how much of the everyday needs can be met within walking, transit, or biking distance. The New York Times article by CHRISTOPHER B. LEINBERGER, a George Washington University School of Business and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Now Coveted: A Walkable, Convenient Place, describes how housing value is positively correlated to walkability scores.

Wednesday, December 5: Phoenix Commons Project Meeting Update

Come Hear the latest project and preview proposed community designs and floor plans. Share food, drinks and conversations with the development team, including both our new Community Development Director and the Project Manager.

When: Wednesday, December 5th

5:30- 7:00pm

Where: Phoenix Commons Office

1723 Webster St, Alameda

RSVP: By Friday, November 30 to Samantha 510-217-8527 or samantha@alamedaelder.com

Test-drive your retirement

As the Baby Boomers draw closer to retirement, they are left with many decisions to make regarding what they would like to do once they retire. A problem that seems to be more and more prevalent is that “Boomers” just can’t seem to decide what their lives should be like after they retire. USA Today recently published an article by Christine Dugas entitled, “Test-drive retirement before taking it on the road.” The article suggests that the Boomer generation may want to practice for retirement. This means knowing your expenses, your assets, and your emotional needs. Another key point is the possible need to redefine retirement – many people don’t want to stop working once they reach retirement. In fact, you don’t have to stop working once you retire, you can explore a whole new field or stay in the field you have been in your entire life. According to Dugas, “[retirees] are motivated. The mind may not be as fast as it was years ago, but you make up for it because of the judgement you can bring to the job.” If you would like to read this interesting article, click here.