Two women have combined resources to create an environment where they can share a home yet each enjoy their own privacy. Ruth Stiehl, Professor Emeritus at OSU and owner of The Learning Organization, and Dee Martin, owner of Home Care and Elder Services, have worked with Powell Construction to design a second master suite on the west side of the house and a kitchen expansion on the north side. Dee will be moving into the new master suite. Dee’s background in home care helped guide the decision to set up a living arrangement that would meet both women’s needs for the long term. By planning ahead and choosing to set up their own social support system these two women are opting for one day relying on home care services rather than moving into assisted living.