Study Group 1 – Aging Successfully Facilitator Training Workshop

by Charles Durrett
Online via Zoom


In these COVID times, architect and pioneer of senior cohousing in North America, Charles “Chuck” Durrett (Durrett Architects) worries about seniors now more than ever. This is no time to be isolated. Seniors in cohousing are socially distanced but not socially isolated. Between Tai Chi twice per day, assisting each other with groceries, prescription drugs, safe and distant but fun meals together and hundreds of other things, seniors look out for each other in cohousing in these times. They help people most at risks minimize their exposure to COVID. Therefore, Chuck is more motivated than ever to get more seniors into cohousing, into the good times, and into the heyday of community, so that when rough times like this occur, like these days, seniors are ready. The Study Group 1 (SG1) – Aging Successfully Facilitator Training helps seniors learn how to set their own lives and the lives of other seniors up for success. Please help Chuck help them. The SG1 Facilitator Training is for anyone motivated to be part of a solution in the current senior housing crisis in the U.S. and around the world. With your participation, we should be able to get a new senior cohousing started in your part of the world relatively easily.

The SG1 Facilitator Training offers experiential learning on aging issues and demonstrates the logistics of creating a supportive housing community. Limited to 20 people, the course allows for one-on-one dialogue and small group exercises, given at a pace tailored to each and every one involved. Participants will learn how to organize and motivate senior groups to take an active role in their housing choices. SG1 is the number one way to get seniors conscious of the issues, out of denial, and proactive enough to consider senior cohousing. It is often said that if you ask 100 random seniors, would you consider senior cohousing, maybe one will say yes. If you ask 100 seniors who have taken Study Group One, 40 will say yes.

I strongly recommend this online facilitator training for any of you considering seriously starting a Cohousing Project. I took this training two years ago and for me it was the best investment as under the guidance of Charles Durrett, one of the most recognized leaders and promoters of Cohousing, the online training provided me with the knowledge of using tools to start the most important project at this stage of my life and it is to plan my future retirement with friends to age in place and live fuller and happier reducing costs of life, knowing your neighbors and helping each other with a balance between privacy and life in community”

Alfonso Castro SG1 2018 Participants

The training will run for 10 weeks starting Oct 5th, 2022, with weekly sessions every Wednesday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, PST. Participants will receive coaching from Durrett on how to organize senior groups and gain essential tools to launch senior cohousing in their area. No prior knowledge of cohousing is required. Sign up by visiting

Contact Nadthachai Kongkhajornkidsuk at 530-265-9980; [email protected], for more information or to schedule an interview with Mr. Durrett.