“Golden Girls” is the catchy name everyone uses for the idea of older adults living together. You know that when a big network news show covers a story, that story is becoming mainstream. So it is with the idea of adults living together. According to AARP statistics 480,000 are sharing housing.
NBC interviewed four women and one man living together in a four-bedroom house in Asheville, NC. The interviews and footage show the housemates living the four advantages of sharing: money, company, task-sharing and help in emergencies. Watch it.
One member of the house is Marianne Kilkenny, founder of Women For Living in Community. There’s lots more information on her website about the whole notion of consciously choosing to live with others as a retirement strategy.