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Old 05-05-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Folks, the thread below has brought up a need: we need a nickname!!

What shall we call it when a bunch of retirees pool their resources and live together in a McMansion? Active Adult Community is too much of a mouthful, and besides that's for large communities. I'm talking about people sharing a house.

So far all I've got is "retirement communes" (too hippy) or "golden girl houses" (too much like a sit com).

"old geezer frat house" isn't right, either.

Maybe "silver fox den" (but that sounds affected).

Let's brainstorm... surely someone has a better suggestion! Who knows, maybe we here at city-data could be responsible for coining a term. Because this is going to be a trend that everyone's gonna be talking about. Any ideas?

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Old 05-05-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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When I was a kid, my aunt Minnie lived in a place like that.
We called it The Poorhouse.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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How about the OLDKID Haven
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:33 AM
 
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When I was a kid, my aunt Minnie lived in a place like that.
We called it The Poorhouse.
LOL

Reminds me of A Christmas Carol, when Scrooge says, "are there no almshouses"?

I'd call it "The Elder Wisdom" house. We could be available to those who actually respect their elders, and need to learn from us.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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What do you think of calling them roses?

It would stand for Retiree Oasis, Shared Establishment.

Too cutesy? Hmmm, maybe.

It does have potential, though...

A whole neighborhood of such houses could be a rose garden.
And if you created a written contract for roommate responsibilities, it would be titled "Roses without Thorns."
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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How about the OLDKID Haven
I like this one! Does OLDKID stand for anything?
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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it's actually my husbands license plate for his corvette, means SECOND CHILDHOOD,
we all know that it's mandatory to grow old but optional to grow up, we choose not to grow up. We are just Old Kids
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:18 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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Boomerland doesn't quite do it, does it?

Wow....tressa..... it is almost time to count the hours.
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:30 PM
 
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Fawlty Towers


or Millstone Manor : Grace & Favour - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Lovelock, NV - Anchorage, AK
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Boomerland doesn't quite do it, does it?

Wow....tressa..... it is almost time to count the hours.
Yes it is, 25 days, 15 days of actual work. Then the real work begins, building for our new adventures
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