Note: Tay Commons Cohousing is our proposed name, to be confirmed in the incorporation process.
We, at Tay Commons Cohousing, are creating a community of seniors who look forward to living well in an atmosphere of caring and support. Our modest dwellings, built in an environmentally responsible way, will provide privacy and promote a lifestyle founded on concern for the well-being of each other and the wider world. We wish to take our place as engaged elders contributing to our community and beyond as we embrace the challenges and joys of a shared future.
By its physical design and the priorities and skills of its members, Tay Commons is an example of seniors as caring, capable, contributing individuals living responsible, enriching, proactive lives.
We will seek to embody and put into action values of respect, compassion, generosity, mutual support, responsibility, diversity, creativity and life-long learning.
Our not-for-profit cohousing community will be financed primarily by residents purchasing a life-lease form of ownership; every attempt will be made to also create some rental units for lower-income residents.
Our members will be active participants in establishing priorities and design of our building(s), with attention to encouraging a strong sense of community.
Both the design and the lifestyle of the community will reflect a concern for protecting the environment, conserving energy, and sharing resources, including car sharing.
Our physical structure(s), located within walking distance of downtown Perth, will include accessible private units and common spaces for social gatherings, shared activities, meals and practical necessities such as laundry room and workshop.
know our neighbours well
assist each other as needs arise, or help to get required assistance
share knowledge, skills and wisdom we have garnered over our lifetimes
interact with and contribute to the wider community
laugh and enjoy life together.
We will consciously seek to enhance our listening, communicating and decision-making skills.
We will actively participate in organizing, managing and maintaining our community.
We will cultivate awareness and concern for the well-being of the natural world and humankind.