Re: Consumer Reports Magazine reports co-housing for seniors
From: Cohousing (
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:54:38 -0700 (PDT)
Too bad that we can’t link to that article to post on Facebook!


> On Jun 21, 2017, at 10:01 AM, Robert Tabak <rtabak50 [at]> wrote:
> 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
> lines...)....
> "...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
> Philadelphia
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