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Until recently, if you were older, gay, and low-income, finding housing would have proven elusive. That is beginning to change. This month, a six-story affordable housing apartment building for gay, lesbian and transgendered adults over age 62 has opened in downtown Philadelphia. It offers heath services and events under its roof to residents who live in the 56 one-bedroom units. The John C. Anderson Apartments, as it is known, is part of a growing trend of similar LGBT senior housing …
Would you put your mother in the backyard? A recent New York Times article highlights the “granny pod” model, a teensy, prefab structure with a kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom that go on an adult child’s property. The parent lives with you-sort of. Think of it as an iteration of mother-in-law apartments, which are attached to the house. The idea is the same: Take care of Dad, but have your own space and vice versa. The granny pod model has been …
Each year our esteemed magazine ranks its 10 best places for what have you: to retire abroad, to live the simple life, to live a healthy life and so on. This year’s list piqued my interest: The 10 most affordable cities for retirement. Now, I’m a couple sawbucks away from retirement, but I’m all for getting a head start on some research.