Justice for Older Workers

Our community members, most of whom still work full-time or part-time, are living proof that mature professionals can still make valuable contributions in any number of fields!


Mentioned in Piedmont Post!

Thanks to Joanne Devereaux, we were recently mentioned in an article on cohousing in the Piedmont Post!

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In the News Again

We love this article for obvious reasons (with one minor correction: our actual address is in Oakland, although most of our walkable entertainment and dining destinations are in downtown Alameda just across the bridge!)


We Need Each Other

It doesn’t take long for our guests and visitors to notice that Phoenix Commons feels significantly different from your typical 55+ community (the secret is in the relationships!).

#cohousing #blessed

Visit by Researcher Sherry Cummings

Sherry Cummings visited Phoenix Commons as part of her research contributing to this article and book.



Staying Young Through Dancing

Perhaps dancing should be a part of everyone’s Third Age curriculum?



Cutting Your Risk For Dementia

Research also shows that these healthy habits are much easier to maintain when surrounded by supportive peers!


50 Is the New 30

Our “senior” cohousers have so much verve and energy, many can run circles around your average 30-year-old!

Urban Agriculture

Even with limited gardening space, we are producing more and more of our organic salad bar ingredients in-house, tended lovingly by members of the Landscape and Gardening Team.

#cohousing #UrbanAgriculture #ConsciousEating


LGBTQ-Friendly Cohousing for 55+

Our very own Angela was interviewed for this timely and needed article in the SF Bay Times about LGBTQ seniors.