Correction: The following information was changed from the original version.
Holiday Retirement owns and operates Carson Plaza, not The Lodge. Paul von Ravensberg works for Carson Plaza, which is an independent-living facility, not assisted living.
For many years it was traditional for the senior surviving spouse of a household to move in with his or her children. Couples could and did usually continue living at their home until one passed on and the other could no longer live alone.
That began to change in the early 1950s when smaller homes and larger families made this difficult, so that by …