Forum: A New Kind of Neighborhood: Cohousing (Cynthia Chin-Lee)

Cynthia Chin-Lee, associate member of Mountain View Cohousing Community, will lead a panel on cohousing communities near Palo Alto. A local children’s book writer, who spoke to the Humanist Community last year about her children’s book, Operation Marriage, she will pose questions to panelists from two cohousing communities near Palo Alto.

Her panel will include:

  • Emily Rosen is a certified massage therapist and an enthusiastic member of Greenwave, a small cooperative community in East Palo Alto.  She has lived at Geenwave for 3 years.  For more info, see .
  • PatZy Boomer is in the Gerontology program at Foothill College and serves on the board of the California Council on Gerontology and Geriatrics. Boomer’s determination to live a different way crystallized after seeing the devastating effect of social isolation when her mother stopped driving.
  • Lee Daniel Erman is a hospital-based massage therapist and former computer scientist.  He and his wife have been intensively involved in creating the Mountain View Cohousing Community since 2009 and are eagerly anticipating moving in at its completion in 2014.  For more info, see

After the Forum, please join us for a buffet lunch at 12:15pm.  The lunch is complimentary for first-time visitors and students.


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  • Arthur J.

    This panel did a fantastic job. Very worthwhile.

    May 19, 2013

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