Aging in Place Without Isolation: The Sharing Housing Option

April 27, 2018 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Winston Prouty Center

209 Austine Drive, Brattleboro, VT

Aging in Place without Isolation: The Sharing Housing Option
Currently, aging boomers who live alone and have a fixed income are finding that affordable and safe housing is becoming is harder to find. In Vermont alone, 29 percent of seniors are on their own. The cost of living alone is high both for both the individual and for society. What’s a cost-efficient solution? Acquiring a home-mate. Sounds like a simple fix, but many people find themselves stumped on how to start their search, the tools they need, and how to implement them.

WHO: Annamarie Pluhar founder of Sharing Housing, Inc., and author of Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates. Annamarie will be conducting “Aging in Place without Isolation: The Sharing Housing Option” 
a workshop that can help assist local agencies and their clients on how to use available tools and the process of finding and keeping a good home-mate. 

WHAT: Aging in Place without Isolation: The Sharing Housing Option
A half-day workshop where participants will learn:

  • Twenty-two benefits of sharing housing.
  • The dangers of social isolation to physical and emotional health.
  • Four guidelines for living well with others.
  • A step by step process for selecting a good home-mate.
  • An optional session at the conclusion of the workshop will be held for those who wish to participate in brainstorming next steps.

The workshop is interactive with exercises and group discussion as well as some lecture. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A.

COST: $35 pre-registered. Deadline April 24, 2018. $50 at the door. Two or more from same organization who pre-register by April 24, $30 apiece

Contact: Annamarie Pluhar, Sharing Housing,; tel: 802-451-1941.

This program is sponsored by Senior Solutions, 38 Pleasant Street, Springfield, VT 05156
(802) 885-2655

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