Home Sharing an Option for Seniors

The roommates share bathrooms and have each other’s shower times memorized. They fold each other’s laundry when someone leaves it in the dryer too long. They play cards together in the afternoon and watch “Dancing With the Stars” together at night.

And they ride along in the ambulance when one of them takes a bad fall.

It’s a living arrangement none of the seniors imagined for themselves when they were young, married and raising families in their own suburban homes. But time, age and circumstances led the five roommates — two men and three women ranging from 64 to 98 years old — to the red brick house in suburban Lombard.

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