Sharing a home to stay at home

Three years after her husband passed away, Joyce Daniels knew she’d had enough of living alone.

So she went about finding the right roommate with assistance from HomeShare Vermont. That first housemate arrived in 1999 and since then Daniels — who turns 95 next month — has had plenty of company and the security of knowing that she’s not alone. She’s opened her home now to four or five successive HomeShare house mates and enjoyed getting to know each one.

“I think I am more broad-minded perhaps than a lot of people are,’’ said the retired social worker. “I’ve had the feeling, basically, we are all human beings. We all have our joys and our bad times.”

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