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Senior Living

Being a Long-Distance Caregiver

Experts say that when caring for an elderly parent who lives far away, the most important thing is to join a support group with people experiencing the same challenges.

Life With a Discount

Senior citizens can look forward to price breaks and perks as they age.

My Two Total Hip Replacements

As scary as that sounds, these surgeries couldn’t have gone any smoother.

Design for Living Over 55

Phoenix Commons represents a new way to age in place, but this cohousing development seeks elders fired up for change.

Upscale Assisted Living Comes to Mariner Point

Retirement community giant Oakmont Senior Living believes in a five-star approach to service and residency. Crystal Robinson of Oakmont Management Group talks about the latest addition in Alameda.

Phoenix Commons offers cohousing for seniors in Jingletown

In East Oakland’s Jingletown, a new twist on senior housing is in the works. The neighborhood known for its artists’ lofts will soon be home to Phoenix Commons, a “cooperative lifestyle community” for older adults. The four-story complex of 41 units will be the East Bay’s first senior cohousing development, according to project CEO Chris Zimmerman. Look for it on 29th Street overlooking the waterfront, just off Alameda’s Park Street bridge. Move-in date: early 2015.