As far as retirement opportunities go, this is one of the more inventive ones. Turns out, the Bay Area is not an affordable space for retirement and with the continuously rising costs of living, boomers are beginning to look for alternatives. Institutions like Silvernest, the Phoenix Commons, HIP Housing, the Cohousing Association and more are resources made available for those in search for a roommate. Boomers are looking either at a cohousing or a home sharing arrangement.
Home sharing has found its way into the category of retirement opportunities and the experience has a few benefits over the traditional retirement home. For one, it is more affordable. Secondly, having a roommate entails companionship and consistency. Thirdly, what home sharing offers is also a level of independence which is a largely desired feature.
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