August 17, 2017
Only One Home Left!
Picnic in the Parkway: Saturday August 19 
Potluck: Sunday August 20
Site Tour: Sunday August 27
Find Support and Kinship in Cohousing as You Age
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As people get older, staying connected—having genuine and close relationships with others—can be a real challenge. Retirement, relocation, and other life events can separate us from our social circle and community.
We are at risk of social isolation and loneliness, often exacerbated by changes in income, health, and household. Isolation is a serious problem that affects physical and mental health, quality of life, and even personal safety.
Cohousing provides a solution to all of these problems! Fair Oaks EcoHousing delivers a tight-knit, caring, and multigenerational community to your doorstep, while allowing you to decide your own balance of privacy and interaction. Say goodbye to loneliness!
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Here are several experts who have examined the benefits of aging in a cohousing community:
In an April 2017 TED Talk, architect Grace Kim offered cohousing as the antidote to isolation. She pointed out that intention is the single most important characteristic that separates cohousing from any other housing model. Then she drew a straight line from intention to happiness. Because members of the community have chosen to be there, they choose to care about each other—they make connections, solve problems, look after each other, overcome obstacles. Community spirit and a strong social foundation permeate everything they do. Isolation is driven out by happiness. 
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Author Kathy Gottberg attended a 2016 cohousing conference to explore whether cohousing holds a key to helping people age better—and she found many who answered with a resounding “Yes!”
She noted that as some folks get older, “being a part of a strong and vibrant community starts sounding more and more appealing.” Read more of her perspective on how cohousing brings people together in her blog post,  “Is Cohousing The Best Solution To Aging Well?”
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Also see this Huffpost piece from another attendee at that 2016 conference, Carol Marak:  “If you lived here, you wouldn’t isolate.” She outlines the differences between living alone physically and living alone socially and offers cohousing as a remedy for the disadvantages.
As you envision what your future looks like, we think you’ll find that Fair Oaks EcoHousing offers a life-changing opportunity. Contact us to learn more about living in our dynamic, intergenerational community. 
Only One Townhome Left!
Act now! Fair Oaks EcoHousing has only one townhome left! Key features of this 2-story, 4-bedroom townhome include large windows, an open living area, wrap-around porch, a downstairs bedroom, and, of course, eco-friendly construction.

Fair Oaks EcoHousing is a pedestrian-friendly village for residents of all ages, with a centrally-located clubhouse, pool and spa, and garden.  Click here to see the floor plan and learn more.  

Construction will start soon! Please contact us today to learn more!
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. 
Picnic in the Parkway
Sacramento Bar American River Parkway  
Saturday, August 19    12 to 2 pm

Explore the wild beauty of the American River Parkway just minutes from our future home. Join us for a picnic at Sacramento Bar. Hamburger makings will be provided, along with paper plates and utensils. Bring your favorite picnic food and drink (alcohol is OK) to share.

You may want to bring a lawn chair or two. This is a family-friendly event, and kids are warmly welcomed. Dogs are also welcome. Bring your swimsuit and your bike, raft, or kayak. This park is a favorite launching spot for rafts.

Fun for all ages! All are welcome—so feel free to invite a friend new to cohousing to join us for the afternoon.

Directions: Sacramento Bar is at the foot of Pennsylvania Avenue, off Fair Oaks Blvd, just west of Sunrise Blvd. Look for the "Fair Oaks EcoHousing" sign. There is a $5 entry fee if you do not have an annual Park Pass.
Fair Oaks EcoHousing Site Tour
Sunday, August 27 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. 

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.
We're seeking the rest of our future neighbors! 
Can't join us that day?
An additional tour will be offered on

Saturday, September 9 10:30am
Sunday, August 20

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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