The much beloved and long-running sitcom The Golden Girls was about four, older, single women sharing a home in Miami. Now, some baby boomers are making the fictional TV show premise their reality.
WINK News reporter Danielle Nottingham introduced us to a group of women in southern Maryland, who are finding the social and financial benefits of living under one roof.
After a divorce, Bonnie Moore decided to advertise for roommates in an attempt to keep her home. Six years and 15 housemates later, the 68-year-old shares her five bedroom house with three other single women in their golden years. They have jobs and keep their own schedules, but try to connect for dinner once a month.
Moore found that there are a lot of women who end up single over the age of 50. Today, one in three baby boomers is unmarried.
What began as way to pay the bills has blossomed into a project called "The Golden Girls Network."
Moores also has a book in the works, and was recently invited to speak about Golden Girls homes at a conference in San Diego.