Please join Cindy Turnquist in the next Elder Orphan Q&A:
When: November 17 at 5:00-5:45 PM CT
Where: Online webinar and phone (details soon)
Cindy Turnquist, Board Member, Cohousing.org, will speak to the elder orphan group and address the concerns of living in an intentional community. The topic is "The Benefits of Aging in Community--Avoiding isolation and the key to a longer, healthier, happier and more active life."
Ms. Turnquist will address common questions most people have:
About Cindy Turnquist: Cindy founded SageHill partners in 2014 to help foster the growth of senior cohousing inspired communities in Utah. She is passionate about the benefits of aging in community and recognizes the need to improve community options for our expanding senior population. She measures her success by her ability to provide a meaningful and positive impact on how and where we can live out our last chapters in life. Cindy holds a degree in Architecture Technology and Construction Management, with an emphasis on green building, universal design and community building. She is a board member of the National Cohousing Association and leads their “Aging-In-Cohousing” Initiative. She is also an appointed member on the Utah Commission on Aging.
Good news! Join Dr. Carney in our first Q&A:
When: October 19 at 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Where: Online webinar and phone (details coming)
Dr. Maria Carney, a geriatric and palliative care physician, whose research inspired the term "elder orphan," will be our first guest expert to join the group and answer questions that you have about aging single (aging alone.)
The research geriatrician says, “There is potentially no structure to address this population as this group is hidden right before us. Our goal is to highlight that this is a vulnerable population that’s likely to increase, and we need to determine what community, social services, emergency response and educational resources can help them.”
The study revealed the health outcomes associated with aging single (elder orphan):
Don't like hearing the effects?
Here's your chance to off-set the detrimental effects of aging single. Dr. Carney will take questions from you, the group members. Ask the geriatrician the biggest concern you have about aging alone. Use the form below to ask your burning question and it will be answered, plus, your email will be added.
If you're an aging single living alone without the support of adult children or spouse/partner and over the age of 55, please join the conversation on Facebook.
Aging Alone Expert