My 80-year-old Stay-at-Home Mom, Part I

Mom at 19

Mom at 19

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

My artist friend Trudy is still uncertain about moving to an Assisted Living facility. Her concerns center on having space for a studio and her dog. Also, the fact that she is under 70 years old means she will be younger and abler than most

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Do you dread Assisted Living?

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

My friend Trudy, an astonishingly productive artist, is now resigned to the fate of going into a retirement “home” to get the help she needs to deal with Parkinson’s Disease.  She has had in-home caregivers part time up until now, but needs less responsibility and more security.

The problem

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Co-housing could be the answer.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

In the Sunbelt, adult communities like Sophie George’s Bridgewater Village, with its golf courses, swimming pools, and shuffle board courts, drew millions of Snowbelt couples into “active retirement.”  This resulted in parents geographically isolated from their children.  When they are lonely, phone calls, e-mails, texts and Webcam can make

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