Roommates4Boomers, the roommate-matching service for women over 50, announced a month of FREE service throughout the 2017 winter holidays.
People who live alone feel loneliest during holiday season. And in these days of political invective, sexual scandals, and tragic shootings, the collective angst adds an extra layer of stress to the isolation felt by those living in solo households. The holidays that are upon us could be their worst ever.
Roommates4Boomers, the roommate-matching service for women over 50, is helping lonely people alleviate holiday-time stress and feelings of isolation by making their service free from now until January 5, 2018. Anyone interested in sharing her home with roommates, or looking for a new place to live with roommates, may sign up for Roommates4Boomers and connect with potential roommate matches at no charge.
Loneliness is not only distressing, it’s damaging to a person’s health and longevity. According to a recent article in Fortune, loneliness is a public health threat. John Cacioppo, a neuroscientist at the University of Chicago, says social isolation’s effect on health and mortality is comparable to high blood pressure, obesity, lack of exercise, or smoking. And according to Gary J. Kennedy, M.D., social isolation results in a lack of mental stimulation which increases the risk of dementia.
Says Karen Venable, founder and CEO of Roommates4Boomers, “We know that Roommates4Boomers can’t solve the problems of the world, but we can help improve the lives of women over 50 who live alone, by helping them find compatible roommates and reduce holiday stress and isolation.”
To sign up for Roommates4Boomers, go to https://www.roommates4boomers.com and click on the “Find A Match” button at the top of the page; or go straight to the sign-up page at https://www.roommates4boomers.com/Signup.aspx.
Roommates4Boomers is a roommate-finding service for women 50 and up, and works much like a dating site, using a detailed profile system to match roommates with similar preferences, attitudes, tastes, and habits. Through January 5, 2018, the service will be entirely free; no credit card required. Thereafter the fee will remain free to join and search for matches; and will be $29.95 per month if a user wants to contact a matched potential roommate. If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with Karen Venable, please contact her at KarenV@Roommates4Boomers.com.