August 30, 2017
Site Tour: Saturday September 9 
Theatre Night Out: Saturday September 9
Potluck: Sunday September 17
Cohousing: A Solution for Loneliness and Social Isolation
Nevada City Cohousing
Humans are naturally social, but modern living may be reducing the quality of our social relationships and increasing our social isolation. Recent census data show that more and more Americans are living alone, marrying less, and having fewer children.

Research has also shown that loneliness is a serious health risk (for example, see this recent APA story that says “loneliness and social isolation may represent a greater public health hazard than obesity”).

Cohousing offers a solution to isolation and loneliness with many upsides: a community of support and trust, shared meals and experiences, tight bonds and deep conversations, and even improved mental and physical health. Members determine their own balance of privacy and social interaction, creating the community living experience they want.

Members of Fair Oaks EcoHousing value our social connections and interdependence, and we’re building our own intentional village to meet our social and emotional needs.

To read more about the upsides of cohousing, see this recent Big Think article: “Cohousing Could Help Solve Some of the World’s Most Pressing Problems.”
Find Out About Our Community
Fair Oaks EcoHousing members make regular plans to get together, have fun, and get to know each other. And you’re welcome to join us— take a site tourmeet our members, and  join us at future events. Read below and check out the  News and Events page on our website for more information. 
News from our Members
Theatre Outing - Marty
On July 21st, several of us from Fair Oaks EcoHousing had a lovely dinner at the Fair Oaks Brew Pub, followed by pleasant evening outdoors at the Fair Oaks Theatre Festival, watching an imaginative production of Reefer Madness. We are looking forward to attending the next production, Shrew!

Concert Outing - Al
The Tom Rigney Festival at the Fair Oaks Village Park was a blast. There were 5 of us from FOEH, Marty, Gina, Alan, Michelle, and Al. It was every bit as good as last year. Unfortunately we were so busy dancing that we didn't take pictures. I can't wait till next year. The place was packed.

Visiting the Bard - Kathy
I escaped the summer heat with a group of friends in a trip to Ashland, OR to spend a long weekend at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. There is nothing like seeing 5 shows in 3 days of just incredible acting and design, interspersed with meals in bucolic settings along the Ashland Creek and Lithia Park overseen by the Siskiyou mountains. What a way to decompress!

Having fun in Croatia - Marty
Subhash and I took a tour of Croatia in June, which also included brief visits to Bosnia & Montenegro. Afterwards, we went to Italy, the region of Chianti, for a family wedding. Both legs of the trip were wonderful -- great sights, delicious food, friendly people.

Traveling in Europe - Anne
This June, I spent ten days in Germany and then went on a Rick Steve's "Best of Eastern Europe" tour with my two daughters, Sarah and Holly, and my oldest granddaughter, Shiloh. Every country was beautiful, but Croatia's Plitvice National Park was an outdoor lover's dream. I honestly can't wait to start traveling with some fellow co-housers, too. I plan to be one of those senior citizens who keeps moving for as long as possible.

Many Adventures - Karen
In the last year I've traveled to New York City with a friend to see some great theater and to my sister's home in Oregon to view the total solar eclipse. I'm looking forward to an October trip to Europe for a two week river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest and hope that my new co-housing neighbors will be be able to join me on future trips like these and get me motivated to camp and kayak right here in northern California. 
Upcoming Events
Theatre Under the Stars
at the 
Fair Oaks Theatre Festival

Saturday Sept. 9
Start the evening with us at 6pm for dinner at the Fair Oaks Brew Pub (7988 California Ave, Fair Oaks). Then at 8pm we'll walk across the street to see   SHREW!    a re-imagined musical version of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” set in Paris of the 1930’s against a backdrop of competing fashion houses and swinging jazz melodies.  
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site Tour
Saturday Sept. 9, 10:30 am

Fair Oaks EcoHousing will be a neighborhood of 30 homes on 3.7 acres in Fair Oaks, CA, 18 miles east of downtown Sacramento. Come see the site and our architectural plans, and meet members at an upcoming tour. Kids are welcome.

All of our homes are currently spoken for, but homes do become available on occasion. If you like what you see at the tour, please join our interest list to be notified of new availability.

Meet at 10:30 am at the Fair Oaks Coffeehouse in Fair Oaks Village, at 10223 Fair Oaks Blvd , at the intersection with Park Drive. Look for us on the side of the Coffeehouse, in the patio area or in the building at the back.

We can carpool to the site. The tour will last about an hour and a half, with an optional lunch afterwards at the Siam Patio Restaurant or the Smokey Oaks Tavern.

Sunday, September 17

Join us for a potluck at 6:30 pm in Fair Oaks (please RSVP for address) .

This will be a casual time to meet each other, break bread, and talk more about cohousing with the members of Fair Oaks EcoHousing. This is event is family-friendly: kids are welcome.

First-time guests do not need to bring a dish to share. Food and drink will be provided.
Want to Learn More About Fair Oaks & Sacramento?
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