Co-living can offer companionship and save you money

Stephanie Chong

We all remember the 1980’s TV show Golden Girls that told the story of four divorced or widowed older women who became roommates. This beloved show demonstrated the friendship and support that existed between four very different women all living under the same roof. Today, many older adults find co-living an appealing option that helps to share rising housing costs and provide companionship. However, it’s not just older adults living together.

Shared housing is a great opportunity to foster intergenerational relationships. Many graduate students and young professionals have found co-living to be both necessary and rewarding. This Washington Post article from earlier this summer details different intergenerational living relationships that developed from sharing living space. In addition to companionship, many of the roommates have been able to help one another with simple tasks like walking the dog, watering the garden, and cooking meals.

If you are interested in exploring co-living, visit Silvernest, which is a company that helps bring together homeowners and renters interested in home sharing. They offer a variety of packages from posting your rental to helping with background checks, compatibility, and agreements for renting your space.

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