What Makes a Good Home-mate?

What Makes a Good Home-mate?

Every time I speak with people about home-sharing, whether at a presentation, a workshop or just in conversation, I like to share the definition of a good home-mate crafted by Annamarie Pluhar, a fellow home-sharing advocate and author of the book Sharing Housing: A...
When Friends Form a Family

When Friends Form a Family

One of the issues that people have to think about as they age is: “What happens if I reach the point where I need help doing everyday things? Or if I have a fall and have to go to the hospital?  Will they let me come home again?” If you are living alone things like...
Five Million Spare Bedrooms

Five Million Spare Bedrooms

Five million spare bedrooms.  That’s how many spare rooms there are in Ontario alone, according to a report issued by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis in 2017. Are some of those spare bedrooms in your home? What are they being used for now? In many cases they...
Homesharing and “Aging In Place”

Homesharing and “Aging In Place”

There are plenty of “buzzwords” buzzing about when it comes to addressing senior issues and/or talking about an aging population. The “Silver Tsunami,” “Boomers,” “Seniors,” “Mature adults,” “Older adults” and yes, we’ve even heard and read the term “Perennials.” The...
Share Your Space!

Share Your Space!

Homesharing is in the news again and it makes total sense to us. With a rapidly aging population and no real conclusive housing strategy in place for assisting seniors with downsizing, the concept of homesharing is gaining more and more traction and that’s making...