May 17, 2017

Potluck: May 21
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site Tour: May 28
Nevada City Cohousing Tour: June 4
Good Genes are Nice, but Joy is Better
By Liz Mineo, Harvard Staff Writer | April 2017
A Harvard study, ongoing since the Great Depression, reveals the secret to a happy and healthy life - both physically and mentally. View the article and associated video below.

" The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health,” said Robert Waldinger , director of the study, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too. That, I think, is the revelation.”
Upcoming Events
Meet us at the Cohousing Conference!
We'll have a display table in the lobby, and invite you to stop by.

Look for FO EcoHousing members Marty Maskall, Anne Birchfield and Kathy Burleson this weekend.
Sunday, May 21st

Join us for a potluck at 6:00pm in Fair Oaks (please RSVP for address).

This will be a chance for a fun evening 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.

Can't come to this one? Join us June 18!
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site Tour
Sunday, May 28th

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 our members at an upcoming tour. Kids are welcome. 

Meet at 10:30am 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.

We're seeking the rest of our future neighbors! 

Can't join us that day?
An additional tour will be offered on Saturday, June 10th!
Nevada City Cohousing Tour
Sunday, June 4th

J oin us for an informative visit to a cohousing community very similar in design to ours.

Nevada City Cohousing includes many sustainable features and offers intriguing architecture. It was designed by Chuck Durrett, who is also our architect. See the Common House and homes with sizes and floor plans very similar to Fair Oaks EcoHousing.

Meet at 8:45am at the Fair Oaks Coffeehouse in Fair Oaks Village, at 10223 Fair Oaks Blvd. We'll arrange carpools and leave by 9am.

The tour will begin at 10am at Nevada City Cohousing. After the tour, we will have lunch in historic Nevada City.

Welcome to Our Newest Member!
Only 5 homes left! If you're thinking of making your next move to cohousing,
contact us to learn more about our project, while homes are still available.
Kim Ridge, our 25th member
KIM grew up in Fresno, with a father who can fix anything, a mother who is a terrific cook and a brother and sister with multiple creative talents between them. She owes her love of project-oriented work to her parents, who always had their kids working on summer projects, from building green houses to learning bronze casting in the back yard. 

After earning a degree in Biology from UC San Diego, Kim enjoyed a brief career in academic research before changing focus to finance and accounting. Kim recently retired from 30 years in corporate accounting, most recently as Controller overseeing accounting operations in twelve countries in the Asia Pacific region. She’s currently working part time as an accountant and spending time with her parents, who still live in Fresno. She thinks she’s got one more career change in her future, and she enjoys learning and exploring what that might be.  

About five years ago Kim started researching alternative living arrangements because she was seeking more community connection. She’s really happy to have found the perfect combination of welcoming people and the beautiful natural setting that is Fair Oaks EcoHousing.
Want to Learn More About Fair Oaks & Sacramento?
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