I live in a single family residence and I am considering getting a Roommate
Be careful when looking for a roommate and if possible use a roommate matching service. Below are some resources and suggestions:
- Home Sharing is a housing model that matches home owners with home seekers.
- The best practice and matches happen when a professional home sharing organization works to match the home owner and home seeker for compatibility.
- Home sharing allows the home owner to generate income or trade rent for assistance with basic household chores if needed.
Sunshine Home Share – Serving the Denver Area
The Sunshine Home Share program uses a thoughtful matching process to promote safety and compatibility while supporting a mutually beneficial relationship between the Home Provider and the Home Seeker.
Senior Homeshares – Nationwide
Senior Homeshares is a nationwide online housemate service specifically for older adults. They help you find companionship, live more safely, and ease your finances.
SilverNest – Nationwide
Silvernest provides tools, answers questions and expertly guides you every step of the way, from match to move-out day.
Additional assistance to help you find a roommate
Check with your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) to see if they have any resources and tools for finding a roommate in your area.
Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
An Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is a public nonprofit agency designated by a state to address the needs and concerns of all older persons at the regional and local levels. AAAs are primarily responsible for a geographic area, also known as a planning and service area (PSA), that is either a city, a single county, or a multi-county district. AAAs coordinate and offer services that help older adults remain in their homes, if that is their preference, aided by services such as home-delivered meals, homemaker assistance, and whatever else it may take to make independent living a viable option.
Find your local AAA by visiting their website or calling 1-800-677-1116.
Contact local Churches in your Area
Local Churches often have programs for assisting older adults. Use your favorite search engine and search on the word “Church” with the name of your “city” or “county”.
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