housing options for the elderly

I was at Ridgewood High School talking to freshmen about money decisions and their future.

In our spending simulation game that we are playing, I tell the students that they are now 27 years old. They work full-time and their spouse is a full-time student.

One student asked in disbelief, “My spouse is still in high school?” That’s when I realized I had to be more specific, full-time college student. Sometimes, no matter how old we are, it can be difficult to imagine ourselves older in the future.

My colleague Kathy Tutt, a Clark County counselor, recently wrote an article about housing for older adults on the OSU Extension Live Healthy Live Well blog. Tutt says that as America ages, the retirement housing industry has grown exponentially over the past decade, offering a wide variety of housing and care options for today’s and tomorrow’s seniors. Understanding the housing options on offer can make your choice easier.

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