The final session of our fall workshop series, "Aging Successfully in Community" held at Cornerstone Village Cohousing in Cambridge

The final session of our fall workshop series, "Aging Successfully in Community" held at Cornerstone Village Cohousing in Cambridge

We are a group of adult households in Metro Northwest Boston aiming to build the first senior cohousing community in New England.

Our project was launched in March 2016 by founders Victoria Thatcher and Mayhew Seavey, who spent the first year scouting sites inside Route 128 in Middlesex County and consulting with cohousing leaders, town officials, developers, and architects, and also running informational meetings and workshops. In January 2017 a core group was formed and began meeting regularly. That fall we hired Katie McCamant, the nation's pre-eminent cohousing development consultant (Cohousing Solutions, Inc.) to guide us and shifted our site search to the western edge of Metro Boston (see Our Vision for our site criteria).  We are moving forward with growing our group, member commitments, site search, engaging professionals, getting training in Dynamic Governance, and growing our group identity and cohesiveness.