Helping Youth Leaders and Seniors Build a Stronger San Jose

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 17, 2019 12:00:47 PM

Silvernest, Encore and Service Year Alliance are partnering to bring affordable housing to young people committed to a service year in San Jose, California!

 

Share Your Story Podcast Episode 4: Tips for Decluttering and Downsizing with Matt Paxton

Posted by Kate Cygan on Jul 17, 2019 10:49:48 AM

Homesharing is increasingly popular among aging adults looking for some help around the house as well as extra income. Many seniors find that this new way of living also includes a wonderful new friendship. But first you may be wondering how to prepare your house for homesharing—where to start, how to really make space for another person, etc. 

Homesharing Tips from Annamarie Pluhar of Sharing Housing

Posted by Annamarie Pluhar on Jul 16, 2019 4:22:05 PM

Friend of Silvernest Annamarie Pluhar has been homesharing for twenty years and now helps housemates with expert tips and advice through her website, www.sharinghousing.com. Below are her tips for determining what you want in a housemate and identifying the characteristics that will make or break the relationship.

 

Homesharing Story: Suz and Tim (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 12, 2019 11:16:38 AM

Tim rents a room in Suz's house in Arvada, CO. They've developed a sweet friendship. Watch their homesharing story here!

 

Silvernest on the TODAY Show: Real-Life Golden Girls

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jul 3, 2019 2:18:49 PM

Whether it's because of financial pressure or desire for social connection, millions of Boomers across the US are turning to homesharing. This TODAY Show segment with NBC's Geoff Bennett shows two real Silvernest housemates enjoying their shared living space and talking about why they made the decision to homeshare.

 

Senior Room Sharing with Silvernest on the TODAY Show

Posted by Emily Reynolds on Jul 3, 2019 9:52:30 AM

While renting out space in your home might get you into a lease, homesharing can give you a new lease on life. Denver residents Eileen and Jeanne discovered many unexpected benefits of co-housing when they signed up for Silvernest and found each other. “I’ve never lived with someone so interested in my life,” says Eileen. “It’s lovely to have a friend in the home. I’d be happy if Jeanne stayed indefinitely.”

Experts in Aging: Peter Kaldes (Video)

Posted by Sarah Oswald on Jun 28, 2019 3:35:06 PM

We interviewed President and CEO, the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA), Peter Kaldes, about his ideas regarding Rethinking Aging. Watch a preview of our Experts in Aging interview with him below.

Mutual Expectations Talk for Housemates

Posted by Linda J. Green on Jun 28, 2019 12:01:00 PM
It is important to discuss a wide variety of details with any prospective housemate before you each know if the living arrangement will be a good fit. This interview guide will support you step by step through an initial in person visit.

Homesharing Story: Bren, Katharine, Harald and Mark (Video)

Posted by Silvernest Team on Jun 24, 2019 9:57:01 AM

Here's a group of four adults who are choosing to live together in their 50s. The community they've built is powerful, supportive and fun. Watch their homesharing story here!

How to Help Educators Afford Living in the Bay Area

Posted by Emily Reynolds on Jun 19, 2019 11:25:10 AM

Oil and water. Fire and ice. Teacher salaries and Bay Area housing costs. These are all examples of things that simply don’t mix.

 

At least for the last one, however, there is a creative solution available. Based on the success of our educator homesharing initiatives in Denver and MiamiSilvernest is again working with Teach For America and Encore.org to help young teachers find affordable housing in an expensive city. This time, we’re helping Teach For America educators in the notoriously expensive San Francisco Bay Area, and we're looking for individuals who might want to join us in hosting local teachers in their home.