The new members featured in December both hail from California, one currently living in the east bay, and the other right here in Sacramento. Both were drawn to Cohousing because it represents a collaborative type of community that creates connection with their neighbors while keeping them in close proximity to family, friends, and work. We are excited and committed to doing the sometimes messy work of building community together.
Welcome, Jenny and Chris! We are so happy you have joined our Cohousing family!
I was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. I moved to West Sacramento in 2017. I love the community of West Sacramento. Everything is so close. I can be in downtown Sacramento in 5 mins. My friends and family are close by. I was having lunch at the Tree House Cafe when I came across the flyer for Washington Commons. Instantly I was drawn to the project. I was looking for a condo in the area. I was looking for a sense of community similar to the community that I had growing up. Every one of my future neighbors has reached out to me. I can't wait to move in!!
I love to travel. My dream is to visit six out of 7 continents. I am an amateur photographer and love to go to concerts.
Hi! I’m Chris, and I’m in the last year of my sixties. A retired Civil Engineer, I split my State service between Water Quality and Transportation, both in Sacramento and Humboldt County on the North Coast. I’m a proud mother of Aleks, who I adopted from Russia when he was a young toddler. He’s now 28 and has followed in the family footsteps of public service, living and working in midtown Sacramento.
Currently I live in Walnut Creek and am helping my elderly mother, who just turned 95. She’s doing pretty well right now, on balance. I enjoy walking, the great outdoors, biking, reading, knitting, sewing, traveling, connections with family and friends, discussing current events and laughing whenever possible! Cohousing to me means connection to others with mutual respect, sharing time and some meals together, and working things out so that all community members’ needs are met. I was drawn to Washington Commons because of its wonderful location, sustainable philosophy and practice, and my intention to stay active and engaged with others while still having ownership of a nice and cozy private dwelling.
And even if I had just remained an Explorer, it meant the chance to make meaningful friendships.