Baby Boomers and those well over 50 are taking their cue from the Golden Girls…that is, sharing a house with roommates. This is typically a women’s arrangement.
This trend of shared housing provides women financial, physical and emotional security. It can be a “life saver” for some women for two reasons. Women tend to live longer and tend to be less financially secure than men.
Other statistics enter into the equation – Americans over 50 are less likely to be married and living with a spouse since the divorce rate has seen an increase among Baby Boomers. Also, one in five women turning 50 have no children. Thus, shared housing offers a sense of community.
This video addresses the topic of Baby Boomer Roommates:
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