Doing it Our Way Workshop
A couple pictures from our group in our "Doing It Our Way" workshop. Learning to live in community. We learned a lot about each other and had fun doing it!
Unity in Marin Cohousing Presentation January 15, 2017
If you're interested in learning more about the concept of cohousing we encourage you to attend our informational presentation Sunday, January 15.This is a great opportunity to be exposed to a well-rounded understanding of choosing as well as how you may get involved in the effort. It will be led by Sandi Bowman and held at Unity In Marin. No reservation needed and there will be a chance for questions afterward. Hope to see you there!
March 25 & April 8 Informational Meetings
We at Boomer Cohousing are proud to announce two upcoming informational meetings on March 25 and April 8 at the 2304 Shelter Bay Clubhouse in Mill Valley. It is important to participate in at least one of these meetings if you are interested in staying involved with the Boomer Cohousing project. Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions! See you there!
June 10! Boomer Cohousing coming to Santa Rosa!
We are pleased to announce that we have news to share about a site in Santa Rosa that is ready for a community to take root and grow! In addition to an orientation to co-housing, we will be sharing information on the site under contract in Santa Rosa along with preliminary design ideas. Options are open for a multi-generational community! Many of our members are well-oriented to cohousing and have been eager for a project to take shape. If you are one of those, and open to a North Bay location, now is the time to get involved in a great opportunity!
Come and hear about:
• Our activities and progress so far
• Our new website: https://www.boomercohousing.com/
• Our 2017 “Doing it Our Way” workshop series. This course provides a forum and process of self-discovery to explore issues, discover options and start planning for the next exciting stage of our journey in starting a cohousing community.
• How to get involved in co-creating cohousing in Sonoma or Marin; Committees in formation
Segment One, Aging Successfully:
Session One: July 29, 2017, 10 am-1 pm Shelter Bay Club House, Mill Valley
Topic: Out of Denial: Aging in Community
Session Two: August 5, 2017, 10 am-1 pm Shelter Bay Club House, Mill Valley
Topic: Introduction to Group Process: Cooperation, Consensus and Effective Decision Making
Session Three: August 12, 2017, 10 am-1 pm Shelter Bay Club House, Mill Valley
Topic: The Realities of Getting Older
Hear from Cohousing Residents!
Our program has changed for this upcoming meeting, but we are still on calendar.
We are disappointed to announce that the developer we are working with is going forward with the Rincon Valley site, but not as a cohousing community. Unfortunately, we missed our deadline for having 10 households committed to buying into that opportunity, so he will have to move forward with a traditional pocket neighborhood.
For those of you familiar with how cohousing gets built, this is the familiar chicken and egg challenge all cohousing communities bump up against. This speaks to the need to grow our community of people interested in and committed to building cohousing communities so that opportunities can be leveraged when they arise.
We are having a great panel of people living in cohousing instead!
This is a great opportunity to learn about what it really is like to live in a cohousing community and to ask your questions about how others managed to co-create their own great cohousing communities.
We are not giving up, and look forward to working on other cohousing developments. Many of our members are well-oriented to cohousing and have been eager for a project to take shape. If you are one of those, please step in and join us so we'll be ready for that next great site opportunity!
If you are new to the cohousing concept, you can check out the PBS Newhour feature on it here: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/cohousing-communities-help-prevent-social-isolation/
WHEN: September 16, 2017 10AM - 12PM
WHERE: 2304 Shelter Bay Clubhouse, Mill Valley
On January 6, we had our very informative meeting with Robert Upton who discussed what a developer does and why it is important to have one on our team. We loved having him!