Members, Explorers, Friends, Family
Betty: a retired pediatric physical therapist and avid traveler who loves Eugene for all it offers to “fill her cup” – hiking, biking, gardening, the arts, and close proximity to her grown son in Bend.
Will: an architect, and a builder whenever possible, who looks forward to playing music with company in the common house and believes that cohousing makes sense as a practical way to house ourselves and to build community.
Lynn: a 2nd grade teacher who loves cooking, crafting, and company; and who believes that skills learned from living in community are some of the most important skills in life. She can’t wait to share meals and games with others in the common house.
Nancy & Joe: now that their kids have launched, Joe and Nancy find themselves ready to take on the next chapter of life. Ready for new challenges in a small city, they are looking forward to living a car-free life in Eugene. Nancy looks forward to working in advocacy related to car-alternate-futures, and Joe looks forward to leaving his frame shop behind to settle into a second career in early childhood education. They both look forward to community living with shared woodworking, gardening, cooking, and entertaining, leaving behind the burden and the solitary upkeep of single-family homes. They are ready to co-create community in River Song Cohousing.
Katherine: retired from the natural foods community, and co-ownership of an organic, vegetarian restaurant and catering business, Katherine is happy to have contributed to awareness of the environmental impact of one’s food choices; an important value of Eugene today, and a key to the future. “My most abiding life-force is community. I have been privileged to be a part of, or to create, community wherever I am,” she says, having enjoyed this privilege locally, in Hong Kong, Japan, and Israel. She’s excited to be co-creating community again – the sharing, caring, and daring to do it differently.
Alberta: a previous healthcare consultant in systems design, Alberta brings welcome energy and interest in that part of our community. She moved to Eugene three years ago and liked it so much, she decided to quit her day job and make it permanent. Currently, she has two passions – social activism along with meditation and yoga. She is a charter member of Cooperation Eugene, a New Economy Working Group. Alberta says: “Cohousing is the future. As a member of River Song, I am creating community every day, which is good for the environment and good for my health and wellbeing!”
Frannie & Phoebe: Frannie is a hospice nurse and mom to Phoebe, whose passion is ballet. They enjoy music, gardening, dancing, and singing, and they love Eugene for its outdoor activities and many bicycling trails. Frannie looks forward to living, working, cooking, and playing with others in River Song Cohousing. She is excited about the combination of private and shared living experiences, balanced beautifully in a cohousing community.