In-person gathering for folks already living in community (Oakland)

Northern California Cohousers and Housing Co-op Members:
It's high time for us to get back together in person to share the joys and challenges of living in and running our communities. So, as a continuation of the quarterly regional cohousing resident gatherings we were doing before COVID interrupted the fun, we bring you the following invitation - please share with all your neighbors and any nearby communities.
For folks not yet living in community -- sorry, this event is NOT for you. 99% of our events are. But this one is a chance in particular for cohousers and folks in area housing coops to compare notes about the challenges and joys of living in community, without having to do any kind of orientation. If you know someone living in community, please pass the good word.
An Oakland cohousing neighborhood invites us to come visit on Sunday, July 7. In person. At their beautiful community. With an optional electric-boat ride tour ride afterwards.
When: Sunday, July 7, from 11 AM til 2 PM (with optional tours/bagels beforehand, and optional boat rides after)
   Doors open at 10:15; come by 10:30 AM for bagels, coffee, and tours, by 11 AM for the start. We will wrap by 2 PM and then follow up with optional boat tours by prepaid reservation.
Lunch: Included, free, made by area cohousers (BYOB or desserts/side dishes)
Reservations: Essential, RSVP on this page
Location: We share the location once we confirm you're living in community. Parking info and directions provided with RSVP.
COVID safety: If you have any symptoms or potential exposure, please stay at home. We will practice social distancing in our gatherings and spend some of our time outside, weather allowing.
Family Welcome: We will make arrangements for some kid-friendly space and activities (adult supervision still required but can be shared) if we know you are bringing younger ones along.
We'll gather and tour the community and re-introduce each other and share what's going on in our home communities and what we've figured out and what we could use help with, in full group and breakouts by topic, based on what's hot and relevant and popular.
The host community can share a lot about how they take care of each other through mutual-support for "Aging in Community," which we know that all communities, even intergenerational ones, are struggling with.
And they are particularly eager to hear how other communities are keeping the feel of community in place while keeping up with California laws around resales, condominium boards and elections, and all the little things that are important but can too-easily dominate meetings and daily life.
And of course we'll talk about the upcoming National Cohousing Conference and other opportunities to help each other learn, share and connect.
If you can make it and you live in cohousing, please RSVP on this page.
The event is free, but the boat tour will only happen with enough pre-paid reservations for that part.
We really want to get a variety of cohousers at this gathering. We can help arrange carpools or trip sharing or a pickup from Amtrak for folks coming from the Sacramento/Davis area or Silicon Valley/Santa Cruz.
Questions? Call/text Raines at 510-842-6224 or use the Contact Us form on this website.
We're looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
  • July 07, 2024 at 11:00am – 2pm
  • Phoenix Commons Cohousing
    340 29th Ave
    Oakland, CA 94601
    United States
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  • 10 people are going
  • East Bay Cohousing


Will you come?