Re: AARP mag (circulation 36 million) story on cohousing is out!
From: Raines Cohen (
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 12:50:44 -0800 (PST)
The AARP magazine cohousing/communities story is now online, for your reading pleasure without having to rifle through waiting rooms or knock off your granny:

Per my comments last week (below), please reply on this thread after you get a chance to read it.


P.S. Black-and-white reprints are available by calling (866) 888-3723; 5 copies cost $6.95 including shipping; 25 copies are $26; 100 copies are $89; 300 copies go for $155.

On Feb 6, 2006, at 2:24 PM, Raines Cohen wrote:

I'm delighted to report that the March/April issue of the magazine of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) features cohousing in a major (8-page) story highlighted on the cover.

Cohousing Association (Coho/US) boardmember Neshama Abraham (of Abraham/Paiss & Associates) and others including National Tour coordinator and former boardmember Joani Blank helped the author of this piece connect to communities and get informed; Chuck Durrett of Coho/US Professional Partner The Cohousing Co. of Nevada City, CA is quoted in the piece, and both his Senior Cohousing book and his collaboration with Kathryn McCamant, the original cohousing book, are cited.

I encourage all Coho-L readers to pick up an issue (ask any friend over 50, or find it at a bookstore or library -- the circulation is 36 million, the most for any magazine in the world, so it shouldn't be too hard), take a read, and reply here with your comments: how does the piece reflect or not your view of/experience with living in cohousing? What should we be doing to tap the interest it generates?

Raines Cohen
Boardmember, Cohousing Association of the United States (Coho/US) and Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) Member, Berkeley (CA) Cohousing and Swan's Market [Oakland, CA] Cohousing [studio loft for sale!] Facilitator, East Bay Cohousing (Oakland/Berkeley, CA) - an umbrella group

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