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From the Vault: Ep.29 – Solo Agers: The Keys to Planning Your Life in Retirement

From the Vault: This episode is back by popular demand! Our listeners loved the tips and stories shared by this guest about aging well, so tune in and share with your friends.


“The social, the legal, and the financial are the most important aspects of being a healthy solo ager.”


Want to learn valuable information and suggestions for how to age safely and happily, even as a solo ager? With a growing number of people opting out of having children, how we age has changed the scope of life in retirement. The prevalence of solo agers means that community life and building a social network have newfound importance.

In today’s episode, Cathleen speaks to Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, an author, certified retirement coach, and professional speaker on retirement and aging. Sara shares tips on how to build your community, avoid loneliness and isolation, and stay mentally healthy as a solo ager. Having developed a niche specialty as an expert in solo aging, Sara is on a mission to guide people who have no children or who are aging alone to have a safe and fulfilling life in their retirement years. If you are concerned about making the most of your Golden Years, don’t miss this episode.

Show Notes:

Dr. Sara Zeff Geber is an author and the Founder of LifeEncore. Her book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults, was selected as a “best book on aging well” by the Wall Street Journal. Sara also received the distinction of being named as one of the “2018 Influencers in Aging” by the PBS website, Next Avenue.



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