Benefits of Intergenerational Living

Posted by Silvernest Team on Mar 20, 2017 11:57:24 AM

Two Women on Couch Talking

Here at Silvernest, we are seeing more and more successful pairings spanning the generations. Initially many of our homeowners gravitate to someone of similar same age, gender and personality. And while we have a ton of success stories there - others are pleasantly surprised when they expand their options to different generations: either younger or older.

We were never made to remain in small circles of the nuclear family or just with people our age-- rather we were meant to live in a village-- with many generations here and there creating purpose, joy and connection.


There are so many reasons why filling your home with someone from a different generation is beneficial. Here are just a few:

  • Engaging with other generations keeps us fresh and exposed to a side of life we may not otherwise see.
  • Pairing ‘experience’ with ‘energy’ is a great combination! Many of our homeowners who have younger roommates have said they enjoy sharing their professional experience and hobbies.
  • Sometimes intergenerational roommates report less friction or power struggles.
  • It is fun to learn from one another and expands out world-view!

One of our homeowners in her late 50’s took in a roommate in his late 20’s.

“He has been the best roommate I have ever had-- we cook, work in the garden and he has been fixing up my garage. I love it,” said Kathy from Colorado.


With our unique matching system at Silvernest, you can see a wide range of potential matches, and be able to connect with them on our in-site secure messaging system. Have fun exploring all your potential matches across the ages!


You can learn more about homesharing at– Silvernest boldly breaks the rules of aging so you can share your home on your own terms. We’re creating the next generation of roommates. A more modern kind. A well-matched kind. A kind that’s just your style. Because around here, the details are totally up to you.

Tags: Baby Boomers, Roommate Matching, Seniors, Multigenerational