We will work through the Guidebook in a series of exercises and discussions designed to help you define and identify your ideal community for your later years. During our sessions, participants will share completed exercises with others in the group.
You will be sent via email the class assignments and curriculum upon signing up for the class.
Recording of the class will be up to participants willingness to agree.
The online course will be offered through the videoconferencing software Zoom. Participants must have a computer, microphone, and webcam and working knowledge of Zoom to attend the course online.
Please note: This is not a drop in course and requires a four week commitment
Our small group will meet on Zoom each week for 4 consecutive weeks. You are expected to attend all 4 classes unless otherwise arranged with Marianne.
- Class 1: Wednesday, Oct 28, 4:30-6:30 PM EDT
- Class 2: Wednesday, Nov 4, 4:30-6:00 PM EST
- Class 3: Wednesday, Nov 11, 4:30-6:00 PM EST
- Class 4: Wednesday, Nov 18, 4:30-6:00 PM EST
There will also be a 5th bonus class taking place on a date and time to be decided by participants.
Included in this workshop is a private 30-minute session with Marianne to be scheduled after the course is completed.
Remember, the book Your Quest for Home: A Guidebook to Find the Ideal Community for Your Later Years, referred to as “The Guidebook,” is required but not provided. Click here to see how to purchase the Guidebook online.
About Your Instructor
Marianne Kilkenny works each day to fulfill her dream – a world where people can age in grace, dignity and peace surrounded by friends, family and community.
Marianne became an accidental spokesperson for Boomer women when she was dubbed by NBC as “the real life Golden Girls,” a trend of Boomer women living in shared housing, which is one form of Aging in Community she advocates. As a spokesperson, she is regularly interviewed by the media and in countless articles and publications. She gladly shares her experience to those willing to listen. But it’s more than that as she will tell you time and time again.
As part of her outreach Marianne speaks to groups and organizations both locally and nationally about the financial, emotional and practical aspects of shared housing and Aging in Community.
Due to the great interest expressed by people of all walks of life, Marianne has also put her lessons in an easy to use, practical guidebook, Your Quest for Home: A Guidebook to Find the Ideal Community for Your Later Years.
“Being in Marianne’s workgroup, Quest for Home, was very beneficial to me at this juncture of my life. Not only did the exercises in the book, once I actually did them, give me clarity that I was looking for, but hearing other’s concerns and experiences gave me insight into my own journey. The sharing of experiences helped us see that the obstacles we are encountering are not just our own or our lack of ability or experience but are shared among most women.Highly recommend!”
“The workshop was invaluable. Marianne is an excellent facilitator–attentive, perceptive, and organized–and the group bonded quickly. We all learned a lot about cohousing and a bit about ourselves. I’d recommend the workshop to anyone thinking about a cohousing community.
“I got a lot out of the book and workshop, which helped me organize my thoughts as I consider and evaluate a very different living situation than I have now, an intentional community, rather than a single-family house model. The constant reminder to “pay attention to what you don’t want as well as what you do” will become a litmus test as new ideas are considered. First time through is an eye-opener, but I will go back to relevant sections over and over as I go forward. I would not have done the exercises on my own, but working in a group showed me options I hadn’t considered, as well as giving me a schedule to work to. Valuable experience!”