We aim to inform, equip, and coach people and groups who are interested in senior cohousing.

 

Click on the image above for a short introductory video into senior cohousing.

 

The next phase

Live where your heart desires...

As you evolve towards retirement or semi-retirement, do you want to live more simply, be more connected to others, and experience a community of peers that is geared towards fulfillment, vitality and life-long learning?

Discover a unique housing model that brings adults age 50+ together to imagine and design small communities that are:

  • values-driven
  • diverse
  • sustainable
  • economical
  • convenient
  • interesting
  • supportive
  • fun
 

“A happy and healthy community is not a fairytale. All you need is a seed.”

— lisa Wiebe, Founding Board Member

 
 

The cohousing model

Cohousing originated in Denmark. The name describes an intentional community of private homes whose owners cooperatively own and use outdoor spaces around the homes, and commonly owned indoor spaces. 

Cohousing members manage their communities together, and actively come together to learn, support each other, and enjoy life.

Learn more about cohousing→

 
 

Our Mission

We promote cohousing that is designed to inspire vibrant living through connected communities of adults age 50+. 


SCI Helps individuals and groups to:

  1. Discover the concept of 50+ cohousing
  2. Find existing 50+ cohousing communities
  3. Learn how to start a 50+ cohousing project, and where to get help
 
 

How we can help

We have solutions...

Seniors don't want to spend years developing a cohousing community only to find that the costs escalate beyond their budget. They want it fast, good, and affordable for what their budget allows.

Most cohousing community initiatives fail for predictable reasons: there isn't a viable core group; can't find suitable property; and cost overruns.

 

Group formation

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Streamlined with expert guidance from seasoned professionals

Site development

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Proven techniques and procedures for navigating local government and real estate

Budget management

Approaches that will keep the project affordable for you and your group

 
 

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SUPPORT EFFECTIVE COMMUNITIES FOR ADULTS 50+
Your investment in SCI will help us raise awareness and provide essential support to older adults who are looking for alternative solutions for aging well, living light on the planet, and giving back to the community.

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