Share the Mission: 4 Ways to Advocate for Community Living

So, you want to live in community but you don’t know how to get started. I plan to provide a step by step guide to help out toward the end of this month but for now I want to share one of the most important things you can do to establish community: Advocacy. In order to attract like-minded people it is important to get the word out about what you’re doing.  Here are four ways you can advocate community living.

1. Social Media. Even if it just to look at photos from friends’ vacations or connect with your family on the other side of the country, you probably have Facebook. It is a valuable tool to use for connecting to others who have similar values. Search for groups on community living and “like” the pages. Use hashtags, or phrases that start with #, on Facebook or Twitter for your posts to be searchable by others. For instance you may say something like, “Attending a workshop on co-housing this week! #livingincommunity.”

I encourage you to click below to read more ideas on how you can advocate for living in community.

2. Local events. Meet Up is another online social media tool but the purpose is to foster face to face conversations. Search the site for local events about building and living in community. Attend networking events in your area to meet others who believe similarly to you. You may also find similar ideas in churches or other spiritual organizations, fitness classes, or at events for other hobbies.

3. Spread the word. If you’re not finding local groups that meet your needs consider starting your own. Get the word out that you are looking to establish a discussion on alternative living situations for aging community members. Post flyers in businesses that may cater to a similar demographic. Plan a meeting at a local coffee shop or over dinner and spread the word.

4. Live your mission. If you want to advocate for community living it is important to walk the talk. Begin to look into community households or work with friends or other like-minded people to start the process. If this goal is important to you establish yourself as a leader and start the dialogue yourself.

I am an advocate for living in community and I want to help you start your journey. Contact me today to learn more about how you can change your life.


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