Your Quest for Home with Marianne Kilkenny
Unfortunately, because Marianne has a family emergency in another state, she will not be able to present this workshop, so we are canceling it.
However, we remain committed to creating community. Stay connected to this meetup group to receive information about future gatherings.
Presented by Marianne Kilkenny, a nationally recognized expert on aging in community and the author of "Your QustFor Home," a guidebook for individuals and groups interested in coliving and cohousing options.
The workbook will be available at this event. It also is available from Amazon: https://amzn.to/374pLpn
The workbook is an excellent resource for anyone considering coliving or cohousing, as it guides you through the questions you need to answer for yourself before making a commitment to sharing housing or community.
If you are considering your housing options as you age for yourself, your family, or your parents, please join us for this session. As Marianne says, "We are at a tipping point in this great discussion on aging. Everyone admits that we don’t want to waste away alone in our homes, alone in a community retirement center or just alone. There is a way to age in community with dignity, grace, friendship, support and meaning.
"Women have always been the leaders, nurturers and creators of home. We bring together family and community. Today, more than ever, our role is paramount as we redefine what it means to age and what it means to live. We need new community models. Models that provide companionship and support so that we and our loved ones can grow older with grace, love and joy.
"We have an extraordinary opportunity to lead the way in creating alternative community models that are based on more than just healthcare and insurance and don’t cost an entire life savings. This is not just about “Golden Girls” and it is more than shared housing. This is about being intentional in deciding for ourselves and our loved ones where we live and how we will live as we age. We invite you to join us, learn and make a positive impact through education and awareness as we develop and bring forth this new community model."
Learn more about Marianne through her website: https://www.womenlivingincommunity.com/
GOOD TO KNOW:
Arrive early if you want to get a drink, lunch or a snack; we will start promptly at 1 p.m.
Please GIVE YOUR RECEIPT TO CHERYL so Panera will count your purchase toward the rental rate for the room.
Please come prepared to take notes (fully charged laptop or tablet, or pen + paper).
Please bring $10 cash (for the workshop fee) and $25 cash for the workbook.
We welcome men and women of all ages, ages 18+, to Pinellas Coliving.