Senior Housing

More aging parents say 'No' to living with their children

When Bill and Jackie Merz’s two daughters asked their 75 year-old parents if they wanted to live with either of their families, Bill and Jackie’s answer wasn’t unclear at all.

“I told them we'd have somebody shoot us before we did that,” Bill told the Sacramento Bee.  His wife told the newspaper that the biggest reason they turned down their daughters’ generous offer was that they wanted to keep their independence.