Sun AM: Senior Cohousing report from the field: Silver Sage residents return to SF

From: Betsy M.
Sent on: Saturday, May 23, 2009 4:22 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Aging In Community - San Francisco Bay Area!

What: Senior Cohousing report from the field: Silver Sage residents return to SF

When: May 24,[masked]:30 AM (talk at 9:45)

Where: SF UU church - RSVP below!

Meetup Description: Former San Franciscans and SF cohousing organizers Henry and Jean Kroll moved last year to Silver Sage, a Senior Cohousing neighborhood in Boulder, Colorado. Sunday, they return to San Francisco for a discussion about housing and community, hosted by the Unitarian Universalist forum of San Francisco.

Cohousing villages are custom-built neighborhoods or villages designed and self-managed by an intentional group to best fit their needs and aspirations for a lifestyle responding to a vision centering on a healthy community experience. The communities often aim to live sustainably, with reduced environmental impact.

The cohousing communities in America feature a European-inspired housing model built around a common area and a social compact that all residents agree to. Residents have their own units yet agree to share regular community meals once or twice a week. Homes are often smaller by American standards, and this allows more space for the common house with guest rooms for visitors, dining, meeting rooms, dedicated exercise and meditation spaces, and outdoor gardens and patios.

Our own Raines Cohen, "Aging In Community" chapter author in the new anthology Audacious Aging, will be there, along with Architect Chuck Durrett's new Senior Cohousing Handbook.
The free program will start at 9:45. Come at 9:30 for conversation, coffee, and (for a slight charge) a light breakfast.

Learn more and RSVP here:
http://www.meetup.com/Aging-In-Community/calendar/10475636/

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