Life at Silver Sage is a rewarding experience in which all members actively participate in the life and work and pleasure of living here, each according to their abilities and interests. Silver Sage Village is largely self-managed. Much of the work of the community is done by our members, largely through five standing teams, assisted by outside professionals as needed.
We have many ways of celebrating life at Silver Sage. While these activities are all optional, we find that the more members participate in them, the more pleasure they derive from living here. We have twice-a-week communal meals in potluck form, informal yet offering some of the best and healthiest food in Boulder! Those of us who don’t enjoy cooking bring wine or bread or store-bought desserts, so there’s no expectation of being a gourmet cook. Thankfully, we have quite a few! We offer monthly sharing circles whose topics cover a wide range of subjects of interest to members, including aging in place together. We often gather for movies in our media room, travelogues by our members, presentations by outside speakers, watching the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, Groundhog Day, election debates and results …
Being part of Silver Sage means joining at least one of our five standing teams. In addition to team membership, Silver Sagers are invited, as able, to participate in lively and fun spring and fall garden workdays, and in an annual common house workday. We each take turns at various incidental tasks to keep our community running smoothly. Finally, members are expected to attend monthly community business meetings and bi-annual workshops and retreats scheduled on special topics.
The best way to learn about us is to visit. A Silver Sage Village host will arrange for you to meet us, share a meal, and have a tour of the grounds and buildings, including our Common House, woodworking shop, gardens, exercise area and artists’ co-op. If you are coming from out of town, we have a guest room available for a modest fee. Please contact us to make arrangements.
Although no homes are currently available, in Summer 2019 three of our houses will be placed on the market with a projected closing date no earlier than December 2019. Four founding and long-time residents of Silver Sage have decided to move to a Continuing Care Community in South Boulder and are committed to finding buyers for their units here who are dedicated to the concept of cohousing and will be productive members of Silver Sage. The units will not be formally priced until they are on the market, but we estimate they will be in the $700,000 – $890,000 range. Please contact us through our Buyer-Interest Page.
At that time, the sellers will provide you with more information about Silver Sage, including a summary of our agreements, our declarations and bylaws. The seller will also arrange for you to attend at least one potluck, and eventually a more formal orientation and a community business meeting, so you will have a real sense of our community life. In our orientation, you’ll get to ask questions about what it’s really like to live here, about our agreements and any other questions. We’ll also get an opportunity to learn more about you and your interest in Silver Sage. While Silver Sage does not approve or reject prospective members, we find these conversations help people determine if life at Silver Sage Village is right for them.