senior cohousing - a community approach to independent living

COHOUSING WEST: 3 Signature Communities and great lifestyle choices for seniors in California, Colorado and New Mexico.

Valverde Commons              Taos, New Mexico                                         ValverdeCommons.com

Valverde Commons’ twenty-eight home sites will be clustered around almost four acres of green space with full-on views of Taos Mountain. Each home-which may vary from around 800 square feet to 3000- will be owner designed within guidelines of sustainability such as energy efficiency, passive solar construction and orientation and water catchment systems. Lot sizes have been created to maximize common green space. Homes will have city utilities as well as amenities exclusive to Valverde Commons including a community house, barn and workshop. All homes have easy access to the adjoining 10-acre park.

• 28 sites clustered on 10 acres

• Houses surround almost 4-acre green common space

• An expanded 10-acre Sunset Park adjoining the Commons

• Easy walk to Taos Historic District

• Sustainable home and infrastructure design

• $150,000 per lot, but for purchases before August 1, 2011, the lot price is discounted to $130,000. (Pricing includes infrastructure and itilities to the Lot and joint ownership of Common House, Barn and common areas.)


Washington Village                 Boulder, CO    www.washington-village.com

Washington Village is a cohousing community in the heart of Boulder. Incorporating the historical Washington Elementary School, its welcoming park-like campus will feature 33 warm and inviting private residences and a shared common house. With inspiring and artful design,  Washington Village is a place where mindful neighbors will live comfortably and sustainably.In this collaborative neighborhood neighbors bring their interest, energy and passions to the effort to create a better, more vibrant, living environment.  This community will be a place where residents can balance activity with serenity among mutually supportive neighbors.Common facilities managed by the community create a hub of intellectual and social stimulation that contribute to the well-being of the residents and the good of the larger society.

You’ll get to know yourself. Imagine a community where neighbors care for neighbors. A place where chats on the porch are encouraged – privacy respected. A place that makes you feel right at home right away. A place where kids and adults work, learn and play together. Where neighbors cook dinner when you’re under the weather and gather at the common house to share a meal, a movie or some music. Where you feel that you’re part of a large family in a small, safe, secure and sustainable cohousing community – right in the heart of Boulder.

Where Community is Built Right In.

• Lofts, flats, townhomes, and single-family homes   • Homes from the $500s to $1.5 million   • Walking distance to grocery, entertainment, shopping, and more.


Wolf Creek Lodge               Grass Valley, CAwww.wolfcreeklodge.org

Our Lodge is specially designed to meet the needs of active adults who are seeking a way to live and to age in a supportive and vibrant community. Our desire is to live active, rich lives in a caring community of like-minded people, and to age in place in that community with comfort, control, and independence. We kept these two goals in mind as we developed Wolf Creek Lodge with architect, Charles Durrett, who, with his wife Kathryn McCamant brought the concept of cohousing to the U.S. from Denmark.

We are proud of Wolf Creek Lodge and its well planned architectural design. We are creating a space that encourages and facilitates living in a community of caring and supportive people and, at the same time, supports us in maintaining our own independence and privacy.

One of our primary goals for Wolf Creek Lodge is to provide a safe and healthy community where members can live long and healthy lives. To this end, we have chosen to be a non-smoking community. Smoking will not be allowed in any of the indoor or outdoor areas of Wolf Creek Lodge.

As of October 18, 2010, construction has begun on Wolf Creek Lodge, a cohousing community for active adults located in the Sierra’s historic gold rush country. Designed by green-award winning local architect Charles Durrett, Wolf Creek Lodge will grace the corner of McKnight Way and Freeman Lane in Grass Valley, California. Cohousing communities are old-fashioned neighborhoods that bring together the value of independent living with the benefit of community interaction that creates real connections with your neighbors. Senior cohousing is the innovative answer to today’s environmental and social challenges. We welcome new members. A few homes are still available.



Silver Sage Village    Boulder, CO

Silver Sage Village is a 16-home community located on 1 acre adjacent to the Holiday Neighborhood, a larger mixed use neighborhood with an inter-generational cohousing community directly across the street. It was the first Senior cohousing community in Colorado. The community has many Green Built features including active solar hot water heating, passive solar heating, and wet-blown cellulose insulation. Sold out

For more information visit www.SilverSageVillage.com

Glacier Circle Community      Davis, CA

Glacier Circle is an 8 home community and will be located on less than an acre of land in a larger planned and mixed use neighborhood. The homes have energy-efficient design from passive solar to fluorescent lighting. They also have many universal design features in place. In the common house there will be an affordable second floor apartment which the community plans to offer to a couple in exchange for helping with cooking and maintenance of the community. The situation may be especially helpful in the future as residents age in place.
For more information please contact: ellencop@cal.net


Elderspirit Community
Abingdon, VA

Construction is close to complete on Elderspirit, a 29 home community on 3.7 acres in Abingdon, Virginia. Residents will move in by Christmas 2005. The Elderspirit Community consists of 13 privately owned 1 and 2 bedroom homes, 16 income-restricted rental homes, a Common House, and a Spirit Center. Through the efforts of Project Manager, Dene Peterson, the group was able to attract substantial public money and grants to aid in the creation of a mixed income community. All homes are reserved at this time.
Please visit www.elderspirit.net for more information.


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