From Oakland to Grass Valley, Cohousers Unite!

This past Monday, a contingent of future members and support staff from Phoenix Commons hit the road and traveled up to Grass Valley, an hour north of Sacramento, where they met with fellow cohousers at Wolf Creek Lodge. Conceived in 2006 and built in 2012, Wolf Creek Lodge is home to a community of active seniors (age range: 56 to 91) living cooperatively in 30 units and extensive common areas.

As the 4th senior cohousing community in the nation and the first in California, the folks at Wolf Creek Lodge are living proof of the vibrancy and sustainability of a cohousing lifestyle for seniors. As the first senior cohousing community in the San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix Commons believes it’s important to forge connections with sister communities such as Wolf Creek Lodge, so that together we can all educate the world about the benefits of cooperative aging.

For more information about Wolf Creek Lodge, visit their website at, and don’t forget to tell them we sent you!

White Elephant Sale Returns to Jingletown

Come down to Jingletown this weekend, March 2nd and 3rd, for the White Elephant Sale.  The sale is just down the street from the Phoenix Commons property at 333 Lancaster Street. In fact, we donate our lot to the Oakland Museum volunteers and the Jingletown Arts and Business Community for parking at the event.

Known community wide as a not-to-be-missed event, the legendary Sale has become a destination for both collectors and bargain hunters. With all Sale proceeds benefiting the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA), shoppers can take pride in knowing that their purchases help support OMCA educational programs, galleries, collections, exhibits and more.

The sale takes place in a huge warehouse located on the Oakland Estuary, 17 unique selling departments provide an extensive offering of quality used Vintage clothing, fine jewelry, Asian collectibles, tools, furniture, sporting goods, and more. For a representative list of what you may find at the sale click here.

  • Sale hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on both days.
  • Admission is free.
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For more information click here.  Hope to see you there!