Aging Well Facebook Group for Adults Needing to Plan

  

It's almost 3 years since the launch of the Elder Orphan Facebook Group designed to support older individuals living alone. We have over 9 thousand members. Recently, Facebook gave me an opportunity to create and launch a subscription...

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Housing Needs of Seniors Aging Alone

 

It's not a surprise that the high cost of housing squeezes the fixed income of an older adult. This is reality for many seniors and especially for members of my Facebook group.  

The burning question, 

How will you manage the expense of...

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Elder Orphan Academic Research

Members of the Elder Orphan Facebook group have high hopes that academic research will continue and make big changes for their needs and desires.

Most important issues we face are better clinical assessments for health risks, coordination of...

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How to Design for the Aging Alone

I had an enlightening conversation today with IDEO, a global design company. Through innovative work and creations, they help business leaders and companies evolve and grow by getting involved with the design and build of new products and...

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Solo Agers, A 360 Perspective

(Top photo: left to right - Maria Carney, Carol Marak, Sara Zeff Geber. Not pictured: Wendi Burkhardt and Scott Moody)

It’s two weeks since the ASAging.com conference in San Francisco and I’m happy to report the panel discussion was a...

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Creating Awareness for the Aging Alone

A big shout out to the NYTimes for running the story about solo agers who live with no support from family. If you haven't seen it, Single? No Kids? Don't Fret: How to Plan Care in Your Later Years. 

A great article by Susan Garland,...

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Why Choosing a Healthcare Proxy is Significant

This week at the Aging Well Conference in Arlington, I was invited to speak about the critical topic,

Decisions a Health Care Proxy Makes

I've written several times about legal documents and selecting an executor and agent. While researching...

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Critical Decisions for the Aging Alone

The guest article by Wendl Kornfeld appeared in my Aging Matters column.

Wendl determined  'learning to be old' would be her new job, with a focus on older people without family to help them navigate the unique challenges of aging. She has...

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Aging Industry Should Know Their Industry

Geriatric research describes older adults aging alone as “hidden in plain sight.” That description is accurate. We are not seen. 

That perception that all older adults are married with children is not. Nor are we divorced with...

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Home is the New Senior Care Center

Several weeks ago, I attended a Care Talk sponsored by JoinHonor in Dallas. The guest speakers, Seth Sternberg, JoinHonor.com, and Robert Kramer, Founder and Strategic Advisor, NIC.org inspired leading edge home care outlooks.

The audience...

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