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 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.

 

Past conversations:

​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

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