Tag: Senior-cohousing


How can you leave your home?

When people learn I’m moving into cohousing, they often ask, “How can you leave your home? It’s so lovely and has so much character. And, you’ve made so many memories here.”  Yes, it’s true. I love my nearly 90 year old house in Florence Park, a mid-town neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I’ve lived in it... Read More

Steven Ablondi

A New Look at Getting Older: Inspiring Adults 55+ to Support One Another and the Positive Impact it has on Housing and Livelihood.

The last nails are being hammered in. Fresh paint still clings to the damp air. In Port Townsend, Washington, residents of the newly-built Quimper Village Senior Cohousing eagerly await moving into the neighborhood that they co-designed. The neighborhood that not only symbolizes their desire to take an active role in their aging scenario, but also... Read More

The True Costs of Senior Housing

“We at Silver Sage strive to age-in-place. Given the caring support of our community, we can do so a lot longer than in many other aging care models,” says Art Okner. “Getting older is a long, fulfilling journey for most—you have a caring family, a good job, activities that you enjoy, and friends to share... Read More

SAGE Cohousing International and Quimper Villagers Co-Present at the Conference

We are thrilled to announce that three members of Quimper Village will co-present Senior Cohousing: A Roadmap to Starting a New Community with Chuck Durrett at the 2017 National Cohousing Conference from May 19-21. Carolyn, Pat, and David H. will talk about how they successfully formed a group, the importance of having roles with a... Read More

The Roadmap and Why it is Important to Have One

Older adults around the United States (and around the world) are making a strong case for why living in a high functioning community is important to them, economically, physically, and socially. Many attempts to put seniors in community have proven to work short term, but funding and employee retention continue to strain these organizations. What... Read More

Cohousing: Building Community in a Society Largely Removed from Community

I’m really excited for the National Cohousing Conference, May 19 – 21, in Nashville, TN. Cohousing as a model is growing and evolving at a rapid pace, and this is great news for intentional communities and cooperative ventures everywhere. Cohousing communities have long been on the forefront of dealing with financial institutions, zoning officials, and... Read More

Looking For the Next Steps in Creating Your Senior Cohousing Community?

Then sign up for the “Roadmap to Starting a New Community” intensive on May 19 at the National Cohousing Conference! When the initial members of Quimper Village started talking about building a senior cohousing community, we were overwhelmed by the multiple pieces of the puzzle. How do we find members? How do we find land?... Read More

Conference Teaser: Lessons Learned From PDX Commons – Pipe Dream to Reality

Looking to build a supportive urban community for aging? With senior cohousing and urban living both on the rise, Conference goers will be treated to a case study in both from Lew Bowers. Discount registration thru 4/15: www.cohousing.org/2017 PDX Commons is a 27-unit senior cohousing project developed on an urban infill site in downtown Portland,... Read More

Oakcreek Community – A Different Type of Senior Housing

“Having people watching out for you helps with the practical aspects of aging but the consensus government, shared work and shared spaces that are part of a place like Oakcreek Community meets important emotional and psychological needs. Having a sense of purpose and the social interaction that comes with living in community have both been... Read More