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Senior Cohousing 101 - Day 1 Intensive

  • Hilton Portland Downtown 921 Southwest 6th Avenue Portland, OR, 97204 United States (map)
Wolf Creek Lodge, Grass Valley, CA. Architecture by McCamant & Durrett Architects

Wolf Creek Lodge, Grass Valley, CA. Architecture by McCamant & Durrett Architects

Join architect and author Charles Durrett for Part 1 of Senior Cohousing 101 on Thursday, May 30, as part of the 2019 National Cohousing Conference in Portland, OR. In this presentation, 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.)

Registering in advance is encouraged as space is limited.


Chuck brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. He authored The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living which is used by senior cohousing communities around the world. He pioneered the cohousing movement in the U.S. with Kathryn McCamant (CoHousing Solutions) and teaches architects and community leaders how to start successful cohousing communities around the globe.