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Aging Alone

When You're Obsessed With The Notion Of Aging Alone

Ken Solin | Posted 04.16.2016 | Fifty
Ken Solin

The notion of aging alone strikes fear into the hearts of many single older boomers, sufficient to cause some to spend an unhealthy amount of time pondering the end alone. Whether or not this is a rational approach to getting older, it's a real-world situation for many.

Elder Orphans: The need for community

Carol Marak | Posted 01.25.2017 | Fifty
Carol Marak

If one lives alone or far distance from a spouse, partner, or child, that person is or will be an elder orphan. It's hard enough to grow older with fa...

Elder Orphans: Step One in the Aging-Alone Plan, learn the stages

Carol Marak | Posted 01.13.2017 | Fifty
Carol Marak

This article is the second in a series of "Elder Orphans--my aging-alone plan." If you missed the first one, "A Baby Boomer's Aging Alone Plan," then ...

Why This Boomer Is Creating An Aging-Alone Plan

Carol Marak | Posted 01.04.2017 | Fifty
Carol Marak

Like most over 60 years of age, I haven't planned well when it comes to how to care for myself in the elderly years. The matters that need attention in retirement include healthcare challenges, Social Security, and what would happen if I outlived my money.

Aging Single

Stanley Ely | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Aging single isn't the easiest challenge many people will face, but if that's you, look around and you'll find this is a good time to do it.

International Aging: It's Not What You Think

John Feather, PhD | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

Although most of us know that the world is aging, the stereotype persists that aging is somehow fundamentally different in the developed, wealthier world.

The Big Question That Comes With Getting Older

John Feather, PhD | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
John Feather, PhD

Who will care for you when you get old? If that's a scary or uncomfortable question, you are in good company. Most people don't want to think about their long-term care needs and when they do, they tend to have major misperceptions of what it costs and what the government will pay for.

The Cost Of Aging Alone

Next Avenue | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jane Gross The number of Americans living single is soaring, and our bag-lady fears may not be so far-fetched Old...

More Alzheimer's Patients Living Alone | Posted 05.07.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON — Elaine Vlieger is making some concessions to Alzheimer’s. She’s cut back on her driving, frozen dinners replace once elaborate cook...

Why More Boomers Are Living Alone

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 06.21.2012 | Fifty

When mom or dad has a harder time getting around their homes, one begins to make plans: “Should she move in with us? Maybe we should look into nursi...