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  • Young-at-heart Boomers don’t want to be confined to care homes
  • Young-at-heart Boomers don’t want to be confined to care homes
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The Golden Girls Network: house sharing in your 60s

A third of the 10,000 Boomers turning 65 each day are entering retirement single. The thought of being shipped off to live in a retirement home is unthinkable for many – but The Golden Girls Network offers house sharing for older single women who are still young at heart.

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“You have women who are in their fifties, who don’t have enough saved for retirement, and they’re in a bind,” says Bonnie Moore, founder of The Golden Girls Network. [1] For the 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day, the idea of being shipped off to an old people’s home is unthinkable, unaffordable, or both. Now alternative solutions are emerging for senior citizens, who see no reason for old age to mean an end to being outgoing, autonomous and independent.

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