Senior Women Living Together
If you are a single, senior (55+) woman (or identify as a woman) living alone and looking for an alternative to your current living arrangement, you’ve come to the right place.
Senior Women Living Together is a platform where you can learn about shared living, find compatible homemates and together find suitable rental accommodation.
Perhaps you want more financial freedom?
Maybe you don’t like living alone?
Interested in avoiding a nursing home future
for as long as you can?
Our shared living option is the answer.
Note: Currently, our service is only available in Ontario, Canada. If you live in another area of Canada, please contact us and we will send you an invitation to join when we open in your province or territory.
If you are currently:
- renting a room or an apartment
- living with family or friends
- a leaseholder and have a spare bedroom
- own your home and have room for others
We will provide you with everything you need
to find compatible homemates
Watch this video to learn all about
our whole process
If you want or need help finding your way around our website, or for any other issues, we will provide you with one-on-one support. Learn more HERE.
Learn about shared living and our process here
Informative articles describing all aspects of our shared living concept.
We will guide you through
the whole process.
Check out our Step-By-Step To Success page HERE.
Ask questions and chat with others who are considering shared living the SWLT way. Register for our “Getting Started” forum HERE.
Are you a little or a lot tech-challenged? Don’t give up!
One of our coaches will be happy to give you some individual help to find and do everything.
Meet some of the women who used our process to create their homemate groups and are now happily living together.
Learn how they did it and how you can do it too!
Meet Hazel and Kelly …..
Kelly is a homeowner in a unique area of Ontario….Manitoulin Island. You need to take a ferry to get to her beautiful home. Hazel is an active 70-something woman, with a positive outlook and a passion for gardening. They met here on this website and started to chat about living together. Then, Hazel drove up (a 6-hour drive) to stay with Kelly for 3 days to see how compatible they were. The visit went really well, and they decided that Hazel would move in. Now, they are enjoying some new traditions together, like a campfire once a week and Sunday night dinners together. Hazel is thoroughly enjoying getting her hands dirty pulling weeds from the garden. What is their advice for finding compatible homemates and creating a shared living home together? They said, “Get out of your comfort zone and take a chance. Be honest and be prepared to communicate honestly.” Hazel added, “But I could write a book on how not to move.” Considering that on her own she rented a UHaul and moved her belongings/furniture to her new home….plus has at least 2 more trips to make, we are quite certain that her book would be full of great advice.
Meet Ann, Carol and Jayne ….. (picture of them coming soon)
Jayne and Carol met in our Facebook group and decided to live together but they wanted a third woman to make it affordable. Partially by chance, Jayne met Ann who was excited to live with other senior women. On her own, Jayne was able to find a house to rent in Peterborough that had the space they needed/wanted but naturally, in the current rental market, everything had to be completed quickly. So, Jayne moved in first, with Ann and Carol joining her about a month later. “We actually never met each other face-to-face until we signed the lease” said Jayne. They all agreed that the better way is to spend more time together first and then enjoy the experience of finding a house together. They did complete a homemate agreement, though, and they are all hopeful about their future.
Meet Juanita and Norma …..
Juanita and Norma started to learn about each other by texting back and forth. Then, they began meeting for coffee and discovered they had the same values and similar life experiences. Neither of them had retired yet, so they had that in common too. The clincher for them was their mutual love of dogs. Their dogs easily became friends as well, so homemates and petmates decided to live together as a foursome in Norma’s 2-bedroom apartment. Recently, they decided they need more room so are looking for a larger place in the same area of town. When asked how their lives had changed since home sharing, they both agreed they loved having someone to talk to. Juanita said, “I’m just a happier person now.”
Ready to get started?
If you are ready to get started looking for compatible homemates, join HERE.
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