Many elderly people are forced to spend the rest of their lives in nursing homes.
However, these facilities are often not desirable places, as the conditions and the quality of care are not noteworthy.
The elderly live in their small rooms and are mostly not visited by anyone.
Even though their basic needs are met, retirees are bored due to a lack of entertainment.
They simply watch TV. But in Italy and some other countries, retirees have recently adopted a new lifestyle, that of cohabitation.
There are elderly people who organize their lives, live in their own apartments, but share communal spaces like game rooms, libraries, parks, etc.
Through cohabitation, retirees can interact with each other, make friends, and attend various events.
However, this way of life also has disadvantages, as if elderly people are not in good health, they require special conditions.
Cohabitation has another advantage: the cost can be divided among the members of the household.
A good example of cohabitation can be seen in the case of seven women who built their own retirement home.
Living in a community, laughing and having fun together, they believe, is more pleasant and health-promoting than spending the rest of their time alone.