Consumer Reports Magazine reports co-housing for seniors
From: Robert Tabak (
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:01:07 -0700 (PDT)
I don't think anyone has reported that the newest issue of non-profit
Consumer Reports (July 2017) in a section on seniors and driving/mobility
has a sub-section "Planning for the Future."

(Surprise: many people don't really prepare.)

..."It was all the more exceptional, then to meet the future occupants of a
new 27-unit development called PDX Commons in Portland's Sunnyside
neighborhood... (it discusses walkability, neighborhood shopping, bus
"...After its opening, [Jim] Swenson said, PDX Commons would be the first
'co-housing' community in Portland dedicated to seniors.  Each buyer will
own a self-contained condominium, and some 5,000 square feet have been
given over to shared amenities...
...The Cohousing Association of the United States lists a dozen completed
senior communities..."(p.28)

There is more on the background of co-housing in Denmark and the US and
interviews with residents.

 Despite the senior focus, this two and a half column story in one of the
most widely read magazines in the US is a major positive exposure.

Bob Tabak

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