The Unique Needs Of Solo Agers: Building Health, Community, and Emotional Support



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Whether you are a ‘solo’ ager (an adult who, because of choice or circumstance, is without the “traditional” family support structure of adult children or close family members) now or may be in the future or simply know others who are, this program is for you. We will explore the needs and unique considerations of solo agers and will review specific needs related to healthcare and community, strategies, and tips for avoiding loneliness and isolation, and tools for creating and identifying support systems. This presentation is particularly relevant as we navigate a world in which feelings of isolation are heightened due to our uncertain times. Attendees will leave this talk with useful resources and questions answered.


The program is presented in partnership with Cambridge Neighbors by Ailene Gerhardt, an independent Board-Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) and founder of Beacon Patient Solutions LLC. Both in her private practice and in her community education programs, she works to inform and assist with navigating our complex healthcare system and to provide the tools to become educated, confident health care consumers.

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