2019 National Cohousing Conference in Portland, OR
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 Presentation: A Progressive and Creative Model of Housing for Ages 50+
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
to Jan 27

Getting It Built in Toronto


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
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
to Jun 17

Senior Cohousing Conference


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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