So, you are in college and you are choosing to live with 80-somethings in a nursing home?
Yes, you are. Here’s why.
According to a report by Generations United, there is a gentle wave of intergenerational housing rippling across the nation. And, get this, it is beneficial to both the very old and the very young.
Here are some of the ways intergenerational housing works:
In some cases, students live rent-free in nursing homes in exchange for services like grocery shopping or shoveling snow. Or, students rent living space in nursing homes for below market rates with no formal exchange of services.
Benefits of Different Generations Living Together
The report found that the elderly benefited from the interactions with young adults by......