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.