2019 National Cohousing Conference in Portland, OR
May
30
to Jun 2

2019 National Cohousing Conference in Portland, OR

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SAGE Senior Cohousing Advocates will be at the 2019 National Cohousing Conference in Portland, OR!

This conference will be filled with fun, networking, and learning, all in the name of cohousing. Meet cohousing experts and others who are interested in cohousing. Listen to cohousing residents talk about how they got started. Visit PDX Commons, a senior cohousing community in Portland!

Sign up today and we look forward to seeing you there!


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Senior Cohousing 101 - Day 1 Intensive
May
30
9:00 AM09:00

Senior Cohousing 101 - Day 1 Intensive

SAGE Board Member Chuck Durrett will lead Senior Cohousing 101, which consists of two 1-day intensives on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31 as part of the National Cohousing Conference (CoHoCon) in Portland, OR.

On Thursday, learn why senior cohousing is such a big deal today and how to get projects started and built. Durrett will highlight current housing challenges, including the influx of an aging society, and why cohousing is a successful model to combatting this challenge as well as all of the social sustainability and emotional issues that go along with it. Case studies and examples of senior cohousing communities in the U.S. today will be looked at in detail. This presentation is ideal for those interested in living in senior cohousing, professionals interested in working with cohousing groups, and policy makers who are curious how to provide supportive, sustainable, and eco-friendly senior neighborhoods to their localities. Attendees will learn how to become the tipping point on a local level, becoming an active voice for seniors in local government and culture (Spoiler alert: It’s actually not that difficult.)

All pre-registered participants will receive a copy of Durrett’s latest book, Senior Cohousing Primer: Recent Examples and New Projects.

Registering in advance is encouraged as space is limited.

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Senior Cohousing 101 - Day 2 Intensive
May
31
9:00 AM09:00

Senior Cohousing 101 - Day 2 Intensive

SAGE Board Member Chuck Durrett will lead Senior Cohousing 101, which consists of two 1-day intensives on Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31 as part of the National Cohousing Conference (CoHoCon) in Portland, OR.

Day 2 of Senior Cohousing 101 will be filled with learning, looking, and listening. Durrett will be joined by SAGE board member Carolyn Salmon and Quimper Village residents, who will co-facilitate. Based on the popular Senior Cohousing Intensive in June 2018, themes of the day will include:

1. What we did, how we did it, and what we’d do differently (lessons learned) and a little bit about why we did it. We’re not just making real estate here! And was it worth it? Moderated by Quimper Village residents;

2. If we (Quimper Village and/or Chuck Durrett) lived in your town, what we’d do to move you into senior cohousing as soon as possible, moderated by cohousing architect Charles Durrett with Quimper Village residents.

This event is for those ready to become residents of their own state-of-the-art senior cohousing community. Those who attend will be further inspired and equipped with the tools to move forward with their own projects. 

All pre-registered participants will receive a copy of Durrett’s latest book, Senior Cohousing Primer: Recent Examples and New Projects.

Registering in advance is encouraged as space is limited.

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Surviving and Thriving in Your First Year
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Surviving and Thriving in Your First Year

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Reviewing the lessons learned in the First Year. Four members of Quimper Village, completed in late 2017, will share highlights and challenges of their first year in residence and how the community approached them.  Panelists are Carolyn Salmon - Governance, Legal & Finance, Mena Quilici - Community Life, Cheron Dudley - Communications & Membership Development, Mack Boelling - Buildings & Grounds, Moderator - Alexandria Levitt, Sage Senior Cohousing Advocates.  There will be time for Q&A.

Sign up for the 2019 National Cohousing Conference below.

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Senior Cohousing Presentation: A Progressive and Creative Model of Housing for Ages 50+
Mar
16
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Cohousing Presentation: A Progressive and Creative Model of Housing for Ages 50+

FrogSong Cohousing, Cotati, CA. Architecture by McCamant & Durrett Architects

FrogSong Cohousing, Cotati, CA. Architecture by McCamant & Durrett Architects

Learn about senior cohousing from SAGE Board President Alexandria Levitt.

Levitt, Senior Housing Specialist and Gerontologist, USC MS 2011, will speak about Senior Cohousing – a model that began in Denmark and is growing in the U.S.  Learn about what’s involved, successful communities already created and how to make it happen in Southern California.

Alexandria Levitt is a Study Group 1 Facilitator and a student of the 500 Communities program under the direction of Katie McCamant (CoHousing Solutions).

For more information, visit LevittCoho.com

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Getting It Built in Toronto
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Getting It Built in Toronto

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More cohousing communities in North America have successfully launched as a result of taking this workshop than by any other means. It provides focus to your group’s time and energy, and aids in moving a project past initial feasibility to getting the required commitment and buy-in from a group of community members, investors, project developers and other professionals. This is an efficient and necessary step for the integration of the project budget and financing, the design and development, and the community building and sales required for a successful cohousing project.

This full-weekend workshop (8:30 am - 5: 00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday) is given by the nation’s experts on cohousing, Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions and Chuck Durrett of McCamant & Durrett Architects, whose experience is grounded in 25 years designing over fifty socially vibrant and environmentally sustainable communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Getting-It-Built Workshop provides a clear overview of the cohousing development process, covering development strategies, timelines, financing options, raising the money, working together, and outreach and recruitment to give your group the tools to effectively plan your next steps. In addition to customizing the workshop to fit your specific needs, the GIB also covers:

The Cohousing Process

  • An overview of the development process, from initial meetings to moving in.

  • Forming and organizing a group, working together, and issues to address early in the process.

  • Development Scenarios – the group’s role, consultant’s roles, and options for finding and working with a developer.

The Technical Issues

  • Money – getting money in and getting money out.

  • Financing options, ownership structures and financial realities. (What will it cost?)

  • Designing for community – design issues.

Working Together

  • How does the group organize to make decisions effectively?

  • Getting along – the dynamics of group interaction and reaching your potential.

What Next?

  • Am I ready? What do we do now? Next steps.

  • Your role, the group’s role, and the role of professionals.


**This workshop is brought to you by CoLiving Canada, a Toronto-based cohousing consulting firm, in partnership with Centre of a Circle Consultants.

Learn more and sign up below

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Making cohousing affordable for families and seniors
Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

Making cohousing affordable for families and seniors

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Charles Durrett will be giving a free presentation at Simon Fraser University on November 2.

In this presentation, learn why cohousing, both senior and intergenerational, is such a big deal today and how to get projects started. Durrett will highlight current housing challenges, including affordability and the influx of an aging society, and why cohousing is a successful model to combatting this challenge.

Seats are limited so RSVP today to reserve your spot.

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Senior Cohousing Conference
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Senior Cohousing Conference

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Save the Date!

McCamant & Durrett Architects, SAGE Cohousing International, and Quimper Village Senior Cohousing are working together to hold a Senior Cohousing Conference in Washington Summer 2018.

Meet others interested in started senior cohousing and learn essential tools to make it happen in your town. Talk with Quimper Village residents and tour their homes learn what goes into a Senior Cohousing Community.

Saturday will be a day of conversation and workshops. Cohousing expert, Chuck Durrett and board members of SAGE Cohousing International, will discuss the importance of cohousing for older adults, what works and what doesn't, and how to get your project off of the ground. Then tour Quimper Village Senior Cohousing and talk with the residents who got their project finished in three years!

More information to come.

If you are interested in this event, email lindy.sexton@cohousingco.com and be the first to get updates.

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