Recent studies have shown that older people are more likely to live alone and be socially disconnected in the United States than elsewhere in the world. Today, 27% percent of individuals in the U.S. who are 60 years of age live alone. Though this is common, living alone can result in isolation, loneliness, and cognitive decline. Additionally, social isolation and loneliness can worsen chronic conditions. The GOOD NEWS is that living among one’s peers and even inter-generational contact with other age groups can remedy these issues and make for a more fulfilling life. Older adults have a wealth of experience and knowledge from having “been there and done that” and their wisdom is truly a gift to younger folks willing to tap this most valuable of resources – a blessing for both parties!