Archive for December, 2012

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Shared Housing Symposium in Los Angeles

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The Shared Housing Symposium, held on November 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, convened program leaders from around the country. Participants represented programs from California, Washington, Maryland, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, and Vermont.  During the welcoming remarks Affordable Living for the Aging’s CEO David Grunwald emphasized the importance of establishing a collective vision for the field

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Shared Housing and Food Stamps Rose in 2011

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

The number of adults living in shared housing and the number receiving food stamps increased since before the beginning of the recession through 2011, but the there was little change in the number receiving public assistance, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released on Wednesday. The Census Bureau defines shared housing as a home

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Co-Housing Making a Comeback as Aging in Place Model for Boomers?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Home sharing, also called co-housing, is nothing new—but the model may experience a resurgence across the country, and seniors are on the front lines of the movement. The University of Michigan’s HOMESHARE program has seen a 10% increase in the number of applications received in the last year, says Ryan Cowmeadow, the program coordinator and

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