Hello. I am Caroline Bogart. I am a programmer, writer, researcher, and web developer. I build free websites for animal rescues. I was once featured in the Boston Globe for teaching programming to out of work programmers so we could build a website for a homeless shelter.
Senior Home Central is About Personal Space
In my college dorm, I lived with other people. I wasn’t crazy about it. In my post-college housing, I rented a house with several people. I wasn’t crazy about that. When my husband and I were young, we lived in a ratty apartment building. It was the only place that would let me bring my dog. I really didn’t like that.
I said this then, and I’ll say it until my last day. “I need my personal space.I need quiet time to myself. I don’t like smelling other people’s cooking.”
Why I Don’t Downsize
I can see downsizing from our current home, but I can’t see sharing space with anyone but my husband. It’s not a question of liking people. It’s a question of wanting things “just so.”
Assisted Living Kills Personal Space Goals
So the prospect of moving into assisted living, or even an active community, just doesn’t appeal to me.
I want to age at home, on my terms, in my space. I am a researcher and writer. I’ve taken a deep dive into how to age in place. What problems will I face? What solutions can I find? I share my research with you here on Senior Home Central.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope these articles help you — or your parents — live on your own terms, in your own home.