1. I think this a wonderful concept, and I hope it spreads across the country. Not only do older women outnumber men, but our incomes and retirement savings are usually far, far lower. Many of my friends are already planning to live together when the time comes, if we have not remarried.

  2. Great idea but I would go one more; 'Get a Grandma' programs wherein retired women on SS but with limited means are paired up with 20 and 30 something working single moms or couples for a win-win housing situation; lowered housing costs for all concerned plus a built-in babysitter and extra adult in a household that may be stretched to their limits both time and attention-wise regarding child care and domestic tasks. While the ideal may be a related grandma, that's not always possible in real life.