Thursday, January 30, 2020
My colleague and dear friend, Mark Bauer sent me this article, An orphaned teen is being forced out of his grandparents' senior community because he's too young. Here's what happened. The kid's parents both died and he moved in with his grandparents in Prescott, Az, where they live in a 55+ community. "[T]he homeowner's association said it could face legal issues if he stayed." He has about 5 months to move out. Although younger folks can live there, the minimum age noted in the article is 19. Both sides have representation and no solution was noted in the article. My sense from the article is the positions boil down to these: have some compassion from the one side, and from the other-there are rules and those who live there have an interest in the purpose of the rules. The young man is 15 years old. I do understand both sides of the argument-there are those who chose to live there because they wanted to live in a community with age restrictions. But on the other hand, both of his parents died..... This is a great fact pattern for our students, and I'm planning to assign them to represent each of the sides and make their arguments.