Elderly woman stands at board of ship near railing and looks into distance

Many people have probably heard the story of people giving up residence life and retiring to a series of cruises. Here’s the story and more details:

Elderly woman stands at board of ship near railing and looks into distance

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People are thinking about “radical rest homes” all over. Here’s one story from Toronto:

A few years ago, four friends began a conversation: Here we are in our 50s and 60s, still active and (relatively) youthful, but all moving toward the day when we can no longer cling to our cherished independence. Retirement homes seem unappealing, nursing homes a last resort. Why not live together and support each other?

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Driving a wedge between the Millennials and the Boomers is not going to be easy. We’re often carrying the same dreams and making the same changes in our lives.

Single-person households only made up about 13 percent of all American households in 1960. Now, that figure is about 28 percent…[M]any people today—from young coders to lonely septuagenarians to families—are experimenting with communal living, a way of life that, whether they know it or not, echoes how things worked for most of human history.