Tucker’s Windy Day

Tucker is enjoying this very windy day on the Oakland Estuary!

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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Phoenix Rising Gala

The Phoenix Rising Gala was a glorious way to start off the new year. Wonderful food, dancing to the music of a live DJ, great company, not to mention a birthday celebration to boot!

Winter Solstice Party

Our winter solstice party was a grand success!

Murder Mystery Night

A wild night was held at Phoenix Commons, featuring a murder mystery with a cast of characters like none other! After enjoying an elegant French dinner, the cast of Phoenix Commons’ stellar performers and audience tried to solve the murder…

Roman Holiday

Ciao from Tim and Leslie, who are enjoying a three month stay in Italy. One thing seems to be as true there as anywhere else in the world: whether in 2,000-year old cellar restaurants or cozy sidewalk cafes on a rainy day, good food and good company bring people together!

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.