It was inevitable that the trend of women home-sharing as they got older would occur. The baby-boomer generation of women fully understood the importance of girlfriends throughout their lives. Now, as women turn the page on their 60s and 70s they once again are actively aging and engaging with the understanding and support of other women who share their ideals, lifestyles and laughter.
The movement of co-housing is growing, it’s a place where a resident has a private living space but shares a community area. These collective centers are rapidly growing in Europe, the US East and West Coasts. Glacier Circle in Davis, California is the nation’s first senior cohousing neighborhood. Only a woman knows how critical to her happiness another women is. A true woman friend is worth her weight in gold. 1 in 3 baby boomer is an unmarried woman , it is not surprising that as women age alone they choose other women to live with in close knit communities. Mary Ann Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC