Karen Venable is a huge supporter of shared housing. She is working with the Village to Village Network on prototyping the concept of shared housing. She has also worked with Encore.org and the National Council on Aging on issues of shared housing.

Latest Posts By Karen Venable

6 years ago

Designing for Longevity: 9 Creative Solutions for Healthy, Independent Living

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting on a panel of judges for the fourth Design Challenge sponsored by the Stanford Center on Longevity. I reviewed several innovative ideas that encourage active and independent living as we age. Read More

6 years ago

Why Sharing a Home is Often an Excellent Downsizing Strategy for Seniors

Who doesn’t remember the “bigger is better” philosophy of the 70s and 80s? These days it seems America’s gotten wise, or at least more conservative when it comes to financial and resource waste – hence our shrinking cars and soda pop cans…

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6 years ago

6 Things to Check Before Choosing a Roommate After 60

It’s easy to concentrate on the upside when you make the big decision to share housing and start looking for a roommate. And it’s perhaps even easier to fantasize about all the benefits of living with a roommate and gloss over the possible pitfalls.
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