The ‘Golden Girls’ trend could be a golden opportunity for retirees facing isolation

January 24, 2019

Washington Post (January 24)

The ‘Golden Girls’ trend could be a golden opportunity for retirees facing isolation

Jane Callahan-Moore was living with her daughter and granddaughter in a Chicago suburb, but she felt something missing. “While I loved being with them and seeing them every day, I found myself getting increasingly depressed because I didn’t have any contact with people my own age,” Callahan-Moore, 69, said. So, in late 2017, she made a change. Callahan-Moore became housemates with Stefanie Clark, 75, and moved into Clark’s high-rise condo in Edgewater, a lakefront neighborhood in Chicago. Now, the pair share both space and time. They cook each other meals, go out together and provide support. And neither owns a car. Edgewater is a walkable neighborhood with rail and bus access nearby, plus restaurants and shopping.



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