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Marsha Wetzel
After her partner of 30 years died, Marsha Wetzel, at age 67, suddenly found herself evicted from her home by her partner’s family. Luckily, she found a new place to live at Glen St. Andrew Living Facility in Niles, Illinois. All was going well until word spread that Marsha was lesbian.
Floor plan and house elevations by Canin Associates
Single women are the second-largest group of homeowners after couples, and they purchase almost twice as many homes on a first-time and repeat basis than single men do, reports the National Association of Home Builders.
A family with four children live in assisted living. It's been a win-win for residents, current and prospective and family caregivers
There's a children's book series that has come out in the last year about a young girl named Carlyn and her visits to her grandmother in assisted living. It debunks the stereotypes about old people and long-term care. Here's one line from Carlyn Meets Granny Girl's New Friends: "Wow, this does not look like a place creepy people live, and I do not smell anything weird, either!" Carlyn said.
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