As a single woman of 68, and living in France far from my family, I am beginning to look at end of life issues — such as how to age gracefully in place, how to create a support group and face the last how-ever-many years with dignity, control, and pleasure. I have been discussing creating a shared home with four or five other women and wonder if anyone else thinks of this.
Yes, we all know The Golden Girls but reality brings up other issues — not just a lovely wardrobe. For one, I have dual citizenship which enables me to live here since the States won’t provide Medicare or Medicaid outside the country.
Does one incorporate or purchase a joint dwelling together? How does one decide when it is time to give up autonomy and share space? Pets? Chores? Is it a HOME or is it shared living? There are so many aspects. If anyone else has gone through with or thinking about creating an old-ladyship home, I would like to see some (hopefully lively) discussion! -Future-forward