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FOR WOMEN AGE 45+ :
WHO ARE SERIOUS ABOUT BUILDING A CO-LIVING COMMUNITY IN DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO.
JOIN US AT THE GROUND LEVEL TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION. WE ARE WORKING HARD TO RESEARCH, DESIGN, AND BUILD A COMMUNITY OF WOMEN.

Please take time to look around our MeetUp group site. Look at "ABOUT US" and press "more" to read the entire page. Under "DISCUSSIONS" are topics, resources, and a list of helpful websites. Information is constantly added to the site, so check back often.

https://www.meetup.com/Living-Better-for-Less-in-a-Cooperative-Household-48-Women/messages/boards/

We started the group to learn about cohousing & co-living communities. We have quickly advanced to DOING it. This is a working group who researches, attends other meetings and reports back to the group. We make decisions and move forward. If you are serious about creating community, join us. That is why Members are called "Explorers & Builders." Yes, we are social, too, so that we may get to know one another. Invite others who want to be part of this vital community.

[b]IMPORTANT:[/b][u][/u] Because the MeetUp program is limited, the bulk of our information is on our private Facebook site. We found that the MeetUp desktop version and the app vary a lot and can be confusing.

Either click on the Facebook logo on the left side of this page or copy and paste this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/22802217422... (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2280221742203811/)

Click JOIN and you will be accepted shortly.

We look forward to meeting you; and to hear your prospective, experiences and ideas!

FACTS:

Housing costs in Colorado are off the charts and are not expected to level off for several years. As baby-boomers become "of age," we are going to have to get creative.

It’s not uncommon for young adults to live with roommates in order to offset the high cost of housing. But with one out of every three baby boomers now single and approaching retirement, some of them are returning to the communal living of their youth to ease the burdens of their golden years. Nationwide, about 500,000 women over the age of 50 live with a non-romantic housemate. According to census data analyzed by AARP, that boils down to roughly 130,000 group homes from coast to coast. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. We are here to invent solutions for us.

It costs me $15 a month to keep this Meet Up site up and running. Click on the "Chip In" button on the left if you want to help with this cost.

GOALS:

What seems to be forming is this concept for our community to include 3 Phases:

1.) Move full force ahead with planning and creating a co-living community in Douglas County, CO.

a.) Consider, plan, complete Phase 1, a women’s co-living structure,

i.) Determine how we can incorporate some low income housing (rent or own) into Phase 1,

b.) Consider, plan, complete Phase 2, which would be more family focused,

c.) Consider, plan, complete Phase 3, a small, senior care unit for those who have lived in Phase 1 or 2

2.) During the process, encourage and create community within women members’ current homes. For example, I am moving in with a member next week.

Keep in mind, this is just our general idea. We will call in the experts before we get too far down the road.

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