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  1. Another great article, as usual Alyssa! I have more to comment – back in a bit!

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  2. Seniors wishing to age in place who chose to share their homes with others for reasons of safety and community face an even greater challenge in that today's laws make this sort of living illegal. If a house has 5 bedrooms as mine has, and the owner is an empty-nester in her 70s as I am, it is not legal to share the home w/ 3 or 4 others – even though it is up to code and built to house more than that number of people. Although home-sharing is the new holy graile, municipalities see this form of living as creating rooming houses and thus force seniors out with high taxes, lack of safety and lonliness also causing a need for new senior communities to be built on land which should be reserved for other uses such as farming or open space.
    Sincerely,
    Jacqueline Herships,
    publisher The Little Old Lady Stays Put (or doesn't)
    http:/thelittleoldladystaysput.blogspot.com/
    Dealing with the lives, lifestyles and issues of older people from Boomers on up.