Golden HomeSharing Connections is a resource for solo older adults who are interested in shared housing. The website incorporates a membership-accessed database Golden Girls Canada that enables "Empty Nesters" to find other like-minded solo older adults who are looking for an affordable and friendly place to live, for mutual benefit. Each member is encouraged to complete a member profile that includes enough information to begin the process of assessing their compatibility with prospective home-mates.
"A good home-mate is a person you like and respect, whose lifestyle is compatible enough that you are comfortable living together." Annamarie Pluhar, Author of Sharing Housing: A Guide to Finding and Keeping Good Housemates.
The website includes access to information to help create a successful home-share experience, including blogs, books, videos and a monthly workshop: "A Golden Solution to Your Housing Crunch."
Founder Dorothy Mazeau also offers a presentation of "An Introduction to Home-Sharing" to community groups upon request.
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