Many if not most of us lived in some kind of communal housing as younger adults- perhaps the college dorm or the first apartment. Living alone always seemed like the eventual goal. But for many older people, living alone is not always preferable- or possible. For reasons both economic and social, many seniors are beginning to embrace the idea of a housemate- someone to rent the extra bedroom or share the household chores. Many retirees realize their fixed income won’t cover all expenses and some are driven by the need for a companion to help with maintenance or transportation. Technology has also made the search much easier, so finding a housemate is no longer a barrier. For some seniors it may be that the key to aging in place is having a housemate in the place. Read more about this trend Here.