Downsize to something bigger: join Still Green Cohousing, Milton Keynes & Bicester for a future of independent living in a mutually supportive community of like-minded people aged 50+.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re looking for the kind of retirement housing where your need for independence is respected, but where you have the opportunity to socialise close at hand, where you live in your own self-contained dwelling, but with a “common house” within the complex, for shared meals, celebrations and recreational activities.
Yes, you can have it both ways, with cohousing. This way of living was pioneered in Denmark in the late 1960s, and is now gathering momentum in the UK and elsewhere (www.cohousing.org.uk)
Retirement villages, supported housing for seniors, and the like are not for you; you want to help create your community, to be involved in decision-making at every stage of the process.
Your financial resources may be limited; understandably, you don’t want to pay maintenance fees to a profit making outside body. Properties on the sites we are exploring in Bicester and Milton Keynes are predicted to reflect local market rates. Thanks to the high eco-specifications energy costs will be minimal, and there will be the opportunity to share resources such as cars, tools and equipment. On both sites, we will have properties that are for sale and some will be for rent.
Our next Enquirers’ meeting for those who are interested in finding out more about Still Green and Senior Co-housing is on July 21st 2018. We start at 11.00am and finish at 1pm. We will then have a bring and share lunch when people can chat.
If you would like to attend this meeting or another one, please email us at email@example.com for details.
General Meetings are held regularly.