"Creating a new community way of living in Tulsa,
where neighbors become friends."

Here's What We Are Talking About This Month:

  • See what USA Today Said About Cohousing
  • What We Have Been Up To
  • Our Featured Members
  • Friends, Music, and Fireworks?
  • Upcoming Events
Cohousing Offers a Cozier Alternative to Downsizing
According to USA Today, cohousing is a tried and true home ownership alternative for active seniors looking to downsize.
Oakcreek Community in Stillwater was one of the first cohousing communities for active adults 55+ when it opened in 2012.

Soon Tulsa will be home to Heartwood Commons - a 55+ neighborhood of 32 private homes and generous common amenities. A community designed, developed and managed by the people who will live there.

To learn more, attend one of our events listed below where you'll also meet community members and visit the land.
What We Have Been Up To. . .
Hanging out in our new common house. . .
Look at us! We’re standing in our common house and having so much fun.

The common house is the heart of any cohousing community. It is where we come together for community meals, celebrations, meetings, and events.

The designs of our common house are finally complete, so we staked out the dimensions to get a better idea of what it will look like.
Hiking Turkey Mountain
Most mornings you can find community member, Claudia, hiking at Turkey Mountain, an urban wilderness area less than a mile from our land. She recently led a group of us on the blue trail. It was foreshadowing of many more hikes in our future.
Meet Members, John and Pat!
John and Pat have been married for 29 years. Both retired, John was a 5 th grade teacher in Jenks Public Schools, while Pat worked as an accountant in the oil and gas industry. They live active lives, with John hosting a monarch waystation and volunteering at Linnaeus Teaching Garden at Woodward Park. Pat is on the board of AHHA and coordinates Third Thursday in the Rainbow Room, at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. John and Pat are also very active in the local community theatre scene and love to travel. They can’t wait for move-in day into Heartwood Commons!
Friends, Music, Fireworks? What's Not to Like?
Friday, September 6, 7:30 at Guthrie Green
Symphony in the Park

Join us for an evening of pops and light music classics spent with Heartwood Commons friends at this Tulsa classic - Symphony in the Park. Bring your chairs and food/snacks/drinks of your choice. FYI-Guthrie Green does not permit outside alcohol. We'll end with a spectacular fireworks finale in front of the beautiful Tulsa skyline.

Come early. Community member Suzy Sharp will be there at 6 pm to stake out our space. Look for the green flag about 1/3 of the way back, west of center.

RSVP appreciated to Suzy at 918-519-5298/918-304-8117 or heartwoodcommonstulsa@gmail.com .
Upcoming Events and Site Tours
Reservations requested to Heartwood Commons community
member Suzy Sharp at 918-519-5298 / 918-304-8117
or heartwoodcommonstulsa@gmail.com
Explore Living the Cohousing Way
Saturday, September 14th, 10:30 AM

Explore the many benefits of cohousing and meet the members of Heartwood Commons. Learn about our exciting plans and how you can get involved in living the cohousing way, and tour the site of our future private homes, common house and other shared amenities.
Where: Zarrow Pointe, 2025 E 71st St, Town Center Building (1st building past the outdoor pool)
Live Longer and Healthier, the Cohousing Way
Saturday, September 28th, 10:30 AM

Learn how living in a cohousing community can help you live longer, healthier and happier. You'll meet members of Heartwood Commons, see our plans for the community, learn how you can get involved, and tour the land to imagine the possibilities.
Where: Zarrow Pointe, 2025 E 71st St, Town Center Building (1st building past the outdoor pool)
Your Future. Your Choice. Your Community
Saturday, October 12th, 2:00pm


Kathryn McCamant, co-founder of the cohousing movement in North America, President of CoHousing Solutions, and co-author of the book  Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities , will share how people all around the country are pro-actively creating communities that truly meet their needs, balancing their desires for independent living in their own home with the benefits of community living. Not only does she bring 30 years experience of building cohousing communities, she has also lived in multiple cohousing communities in the US and Denmark. If you have any questions about cohousing, this is your opportunity to talk to the expert!

Kathryn's presentation will be followed by a wine and cheese reception where Heartwood Commons will reveal the design for their new community. Kathryn along with community members and their local design team will be on hand to answer your questions about this new community way of living coming to Tulsa.
Where: Zarrow Pointe, 2025 E 71st St, Town Center Auditorium 
RSVP appreciated to  heartwoodcommonstulsa@gmail.com  or 918-304-8117.
Future Home of Heartwood Commons
Sunday, October 13th, 1:00 - 4:00PM

Stroll the future site of Heartwood Commons and visit with Kathryn McCamant, national cohousing expert, and community members. Ask questions and imagine the possibilities of living in this close-knit, neighborhood where you will enjoy your right-sized private home, generous common amenities, and connections with neighbors who become friends right outside your front door.
Where: 7141 S Quincy Ave.
Want to Learn More About Cohousing?
The Cohousing Association of the US is a great resource!

Cohousing is catching on everywhere in the world. And Cohousing.org gives you a wonderful way to find out more about the issues that concern cohousers everywhere. Sign up for their electronic newsletter to receive a twice monthly informative newsletter.
Learn more . . .
We're a local group of friendly, engaged and proactive adults who are working together to create Tulsa’s first cohousing community – a vibrant neighborhood where neighbors know and care about one another. We welcome you to come see our site, ask us questions, get to know the community, and participate in our meetings.
If you’ve been thinking about cohousing and you’d like to help create the community, literally, now’s the time get involved.
See our HOW TO GET INVOLVED page on our website.
Or call us at: ( 918) 519-5298.

The Land That Will Become Heartwood Commons

For more information about Heartwood Commons, check out our website , follow us on Facebook , call Suzy Sharp at
918-519-5298 or email heartwoodcommonstulsa@gmail.com .

Please note: for the time being, you'll also receive periodic emails from CoHousing Solutions , our development consultant. Their newsletters contain information about the cohousing movement and developments across the country.