It has been a long summer and many changes in and around PenCoHo. We hope our updated website here (which is still being updated as we speak!) will inspire you to connect or reconnect as new members are being recruited for PenCoHo Pioneer stage #2!
The best place to catch up about our recent history is to go to our “Where are we now?” page , and find out what the above map and the image of the house here on the left is all about!
You might really enjoy also catching up on our story so far on this page, with back links to much intersting footage of our journey making senior co-ho history.
And then there are of course our next coffee morning drop-ins, generally on the third Saturday of the month, held from 10.15 a.m. – ~ 11.15 a.m., at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (2 Sauchiehall St, G2 3NY) at far end of the cafe away from noise of coffee machine.
Our next one, Oct 21st. The next ones: Nov 18th, Dec 16th
Cohousing in Scotland is getting into the news! Hear here some of our friends from Vivarium CoHo in Fife chat to Kaye Adams at her radio show on “CoLiving”, 18-09-2017
Kaye Adams gets to the heart of the stories making the news, offering the listeners the opportunity to have their say.
Communal living for the over-50s,The Kaye Adams Programme on Monday 18th September 2017 brought:
Scotland’s first co-living community for over-50s is set to be built by the end of next year.
The set-up is based on similar American models and is aimed at divorcees, widowers and those would benefit from communal living to combat loneliness, but who are not ready for the ‘regime’ of retirement housing.
Is communal living the way forward for the over-50s?
Well, of course there remains much more to be said about where CoHo differs from the mysterious ‘Co-Living’ project (where is a link to it? everybody asked on twitter after the show).
First of all of course CoHo is a community led undertaking, and in general self built. In contrast to the much mentioned ‘Co-Living’ one. That has both its pluses and minuses, of course. Then the most loved aspect of CoHo, sharing meals together, and the more challenging aspect, making ALL decisions together, they have not been mentioned, and of course they also have their pluses and minuses.
But all in all, it so very good to have dialogue and chat on radio, in the local media, on getting the word out and the brain juices flowing.
https://cohousing.org.uk/blog/owch-triumph-housing-design-awards/ is a blog entry that is a MUST watch and read, too! Congratulations ! And let us be comforted and encuraged ever onwards.
We’re delighted to announce that a London-based cohousing scheme has scooped the top prize at a national awards ceremony.
New Ground, the first senior female cohousing development in the country, was announced as this year’s best example of custom-build housing at the Housing Design Awards. Akin to the Oscars’ Best Picture award or Crufts’ Best in Show, this is a big deal for the community-led housing movement, and of course, a fantastic achievement for the Older Women’s Cohousing Community (OWCH) group, who have worked so hard to make the scheme a reality.
And then, on a local level, watch this space, currently only talked about on facebook https://www.facebook.com/ScotCoHo/ and at the above Kaye Adams show: a Cohousing Scotland network is emerging!
So, let’s keep the conversation going and the pioneer group here growing from strength to strength with new hope on the horizon. Come and join us making history in Glasgow!