The Wellesley organization is part of the growing Village to Village Network of nonprofits that encourage people to keep living in their homes, for economic, social, and health reasons. It connects members with home contractors, repair specialists, and other service people who can make life easier for seniors.
Meanwhile in Lynnfield, the Yaremchuks are working with a renovation contractor who knows firsthand the issues empty nesters face. Blaise Scioli is 54 and lives with his wife in a four-bedroom house in Northborough. Their 21-year-old son is about to graduate from college, and Scioli acknowledged that downsizing and moving into the city was “tempting.’’
But he and his wife have opted to stay put, too, for social, as well as financial, reasons.
“We like where we live,’’ said Scioli, who naturally has some renovations in mind for his home. “There are too many people too willing to pick up and move. It’s not always necessary.’’