At our latest community meal, we celebrated the Chinese New Year together by learning how to make Chinese dumplings. In the afternoon, Yu Fang Liu taught us how to prepare the dumplings (chicken and vegan). In the evening, we enjoyed a meal together — dumplings, of course, with sautéed spinach, tofu stir-fry, and fruit and sweetened bean paste for dessert.
Thanks to Yu Fang Liu for her patient instruction, and thanks to Michael and Susan for hosting!
Recent articles of interest highlight the growing profile of cohousing in this country:
We are Wired to Raise Children in Community
Focuses on the appeal of cohousing to families
Click here to read on Medium.com
Cohousing Makes its Way to Cleveland
A new cohousing community is forming there, too
Click here to read on FreshWater.com
Cohousing: A Growing Concept in Communal Living
An AARP piece on how a senior community in Oklahoma helps older residents avoid social isolation
Click here to read on AARP.org
Our thanks to Kathi Albertini for her years of leadership as our co-coordinator. Kathi is stepping down from that role and will remain very active as leader of the Finance and Governance Team. We will have a special “thank you” celebration honoring Kathi’s work at our February 20 business meeting.
The city of Cambridge, England is a university town, the founding of which goes back to the 13th century. To say that it is rooted in tradition would be an understatement, but now it’s welcoming its first cohousing community, called Marmalade Lane.
Click here to read more on the UK Cohousing website.
Cohousing continues to attract national media attention. Here’s a nice article with pictures from the January 20th edition of the New York Times:
Click here to read There’s Community and Consensus, but It’s No Commune on the Times’ website (paywall).
There are hundreds of ways to build community. Click here to listen to a podcast interview with cohousing expert Chuck Durrett.