empty-nesters

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empty nester

A parent whose children have moved out of the home. When our youngest goes off to college next year, we'll officially be empty nesters.
See also: empty, nester

empty-nesters

n. parents whose children have grown and moved out. There are a few adjustments that empty-nesters have to make.
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Health-care utilization among empty-nesters in the rural area of a mountainous county in China.
The country has a large number of "empty-nesters" who live in big houses after their children leave.
Empty-nesters stay NEARLY half of "empty-nesters" whose adult children have left home are not considering moving to a smaller property themselves.
As this true tale illustrates, it can be tough for empty-nesters to finalize their future housing plans.
Doran is looking to lure empty-nesters to ENVi, Kuechle said during the discussion.
London: China is observing the emergence of a new consumer group - the working 'empty-nesters'.
Many will use their new-found funds - and freedom - to get out and about, with one in five "empty-nesters" planning to jet off on more holidays and one in six enjoying more meals out.
All bedrooms are on one level, making this plan a perfect fit for empty-nesters or small families.
It's a trend that includes a wide swath of the population, from young married couples to empty-nesters.
"Now we have young families, and we have empty-nesters moving in, once their children have all married."
THE flags are out at Chateau Overbury - we are empty-nesters! Daughter and son have both "gone for good".
Brittley Jarrell, chief strategy officer with Core, said the Flatiron District is growing in popularity among "empty-nesters."
Priced between $800,000 and $4.5 million, six are already under contract; buyers include second-home owners and empty-nesters downsizing big suburban homes.
But not everyone agreed, even in this predominantly progressive neighborhood where young urban singles--many of whom are lesbian or gay--rub elbows with straight empty-nesters, and where trendy new shops are popping up next to traditional Italian markets.