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Communities Magazine — Spring 2015
Spring Issue “Community for Baby Boomers”
Communities is now all-color, 100% recycled paper
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Community for Baby Boomers - Communities Magazine Cover - Spring #166Big Changes in Communities!
We’re excited to announce two major changes in Communities, starting with our Spring 2015 issue.

  • Fulfilling a long-held dream of better aligning our production process with our ecological values, Communities is now printed on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper. Not a single tree fell to produce our new issue of Communities. We are thrilled to be using this beautiful matte-finish recycled paper from our new printer, Ovid Bell Press, and to be helping support a regenerative economy in doing so.
  • Equally gratifying to us from an aesthetic standpoint, and better reflecting the richness of life in cooperative culture, Communities is also now all-color throughout, not just on the cover. Both our print and digital editions are now able to showcase the many wonderful color photos that authors send us, as well as adding tasteful color touches in our text presentation (headlines, subheads, etc.).

Both of these changes raised our production costs; we are counting on the greater values alignment and appeal of our new magazine to help us raise revenues to support these changes. If you support our decision to go all-recycled paper and all-color, please Subscribe or Renew Today!

Community for Baby Boomers—Issue #166

Our latest Communities issue on Community for Baby Boomers is proving to be very exceptionally popular, so much so that might have to make a second press run. If you haven’t seen it yet, get a copy by subscribing or ordering a sample now!

What role can baby boomers (born 1946-1964) play in a new resurgence of intentional community living? Where can they find and offer support to meet their and others’ needs over their final decades of life? How can aging baby boomers regain the sense of community that defined much of their generation as youth and young adults? What gifts do baby boomers offer to younger generations? In “Community for Baby Boomers,” our contributors explore these questions and many more.

Articles Featured Online. The following articles from our current issue have been posted at our blog

The Power of CommunityThe Power of Community by Charles Durrett

Cohousing can offer a much-improved quality of life to seniors and others; it’s time to break free of the self-inflicted “Oh, that’s not me!”

Read this article online

A Baby Boomer Rediscovers Community A Baby Boomer Rediscovers Community by
Jeffrey Mabee

After falling into a disillusioning “status quo” existence, a baby boomer rekindles his zeal (and ability) to live by his values at Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage.

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Short-Term Vacation Cohousing: A Great Way to LearnShort-Term Vacation Cohousing: A Great Way to Learn  by Deborah Carey with Ray Shockey

Two retirees discover a way to explore cohousing without long-term commitment—and after several extended visits, decide it’s for them.

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Also in This Issue

  • Publisher’s Note: Boomerang by Laird Schaub
  • Notes from the Editor: The New Communities by Chris Roth
  • Living Intergenerationally at Dancing Rabbit: “The Times They Are A-Changin’…” by Sharon Bagatell
  • A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Community: Then and Now by Valerie Renwick
  • Every Eight Seconds by Aurora DeMarco
  • Intergenerational Living at Twin Oaks by Stephan Przybylowicz
  • The Intergenerational Challenge by Laird Schaub
  • Integration of Different Generations by Looby Macnamara
  • My Father the Toddler by Karbyn Eilde
  • How Community Can Help Baby Boomers Cope with Caregiving by Cindy Nickles
  • Senior Cohousing in Canada: How Baby Boomers Can Build Social Portfolios for Aging Well by Margaret Critchlow
  • We’re Back! Still Beautiful, Bolder, and Hopefully a Whole Lot Better by Andrew Moore
  • Transparency, Vulnerability, Interdependence, and Collaboration: An Intergenerational Perspective from a Boomer and a Millennial by Melanie Rios and Skye Rios
  • Time for Tribe: Boomers Get Connected by Bill Kauth and Zoe Alowan
  • Kashi Ashram: Navigating the Transition from Baby Boomers to the Next Generation by Eileen Beal
  • Restorative Circles and the Missing Link in Conflict Mediation by Arjuna da Silva
  • Sociocracy to the Rescue at Aldeafeliz Ecovillage: How Sociocracy Can Help Communities, Part V by Anamaria Aristizabal
  • The Top 10 Most Common Mistakes in Consensus Process and What to Do Instead by Tree Bressen
  • First We Take Manhattan by James Andrews and Paxus Calta
  • Review—Turn Me On, Law Man! by Arjuna da Silva
  • Creating Cooperative Culture—Saying Goodbye to Mildred Gordon by Laird Schaub


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Since 1972, Communities has been the primary resource for information, issues, and ideas about intentional communities in North America – from urban co-ops to cohousing groups to ecovillages to rural communes. Communities now also focuses on creating and enhancing community in the workplace, in nonprofit or activist organizations, and in neighborhoods, with enhanced coverage of international communities as well. We explore the joys and challenges of cooperation in its many dimensions.

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