BUILDING INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY
Adapted from Charles Durrett's The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living, 2nd Ed., Study Group 1 conversation meetings explore how we want to age together and identifies the best model / best practices that could provide the foundation for building that community.
Occurring in February and March, with more opportunities in early summer, these groups will help define the core vision and mission for this community.
1st meeting -- 21st century aging: It’s not your grandparents’ world
2nd meeting -- Changes: The good, the bad, the importance of expectation and attitude. Physical changes and thoughts about co-care. Click HERE for reflection questions.
3rd meeting -- Intentional community: Cooperation and consensus for health and well-being. Reflecting on the 7 Principles in community. Click HERE for selected senior cohousing community mission/value statements.
4th meeting -- The Third Act of Life: Living well and embracing mindful mortality. How we can bring “consciousness and dignity to the process of living and dying” (Durrett). Go here for some thought-provoking questions.
First meeting series was Mondays in February, 6:30 to 7:30p, in west Knoxville.
Marathon meeting, all 4 sessions in 1, March 4, 1:30 to 5:15p, Bearden Library