Declining Health Drives Aging Retirees Back Home in So-Called "Boomerang Syndrome"

An article in USA Today describes a "boomerang" syndrome in which aging retirees find themselves moving back home. Not only do they seek closer contact with children and grandchildren, but they often need help in dealing with problems of failing health.
"Homer and Edna Walls raised nine children in Waukesha, Wis. He owned a trucking business. She was a homemaker. Soon after their youngest graduated from high school, they became typical snowbirds, flying to Arizona in winter and returning home in summer.

In the early 1990s, they sold their Wisconsin home and made what they imagined would be a permanent move to an active adult community in Green Valley, in the high desert south of Tucson. They were among the youngest when they arrived. Twelve years later, some friends had died or moved. 'Pretty soon, they were the old ones,' daughter Chris Kronsnoble says. 'There were some health issues.'" To read more, go here.