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They each contribute a 0 gift card, with which they buy and share groceries — if someone entertains family or friends, she pays separately — and they occasionally eat together.
' and having a social connection that feeds the soul." Few could deny that there are emotional and physical benefits from friendship and social engagement — and research supports this.
Jean Mc Quillin, a case management nurse, had just moved into a rental apartment from the home she had shared with her then-husband.
Karen Bush's job as a corporate consultant required her to travel often, which meant making arrangements for her cat and fish — and returning to an empty house. Increasingly, female boomers and older women — both bosom buddies and strangers — are moving in together as a way to save money and form a community.
Online home-sharing websites, workshops and meetings for prospective housemates are booming.
One such event recently occurred in Sarasota, Fla., where people in the city's Living in Community Network met potential housemates.