HomeShare is considered a living arrangement between two or more people, usually unrelated, who reside together in the same residence. Typically, each person has his or her own private space and will share common areas, such as the kitchen and living room.
Senior responsibilities can be shared, or sometimes services can be exchanged for reduced accommodation expenses. Student responsibilities might include: cutting the grass, gardening, household cleaning, taking care of pets, and more.
- Benefits may include improved overall health and well-being.
- People supporting each other offers a sense of value and self-esteem; people looking out for each other. Cost effective and affordable for the seniors and students.
H2O can offer companionship, reduced isolation, security and help with household responsibilities which may enable seniors to remain in their own homes with dignity and greater independence. H2O can help seniors stay in the communities they know and care for, rather than having to move out due to lack of affordable housing. This in turn keeps seniors actively engaged in their communities.