Aging Solo: Unique Considerations for a Growing Segment of the Population
Continuing Education Units Webinar
|Title||Aging Solo: Unique Considerations for a Growing Segment of the Population|
|Date||Wednesday, August 24, 2022|
|Time||10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern)|
|Credit||Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*|
Nearly 27% of Americans over the age of 65 live alone. While this population shares the same concerns and challenges of older adults who are aging with a partner or who have adult children nearby, clinicians, home health aides, social workers and senior service providers need to be alert to the issues unique to those patients and clients who are aging solo. For instance, maintaining independence; safeguarding health; fostering physical and mental activity; building a supportive network, socialization and relationships; financial planning; and having access to transportation can require more detailed and advanced planning and execution for adults aging solo.
In this timely and practical webinar, Carol Marak will help clinicians expand their understanding of issues and challenges unique to adults aging solo, as well as give them a broader understanding of what is required when evaluating the care plans of adults aging solo.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Define aging solo and the rate at which this community is growing.
- Recognize the risks and challenges seniors face in aging solo.
- Discuss the different planning strategies to proactively prepare for aging solo.
About the Presenter:
Carol Marak, Author
Carol Marak is the founder of the Elder Orphans Facebook Group and is author of “Solo and Smart: The Roadmap for a Supportive and Secure Future,” which is based on her own aging plan. Carol is recognized nationally as the go-to authority on solo aging. Family caregiving was her wake-up call to the notion that having a plan is essential to aging well. Over time, Carol has learned that the key to planning for the future is applying the discipline of critical thinking—carefully evaluating how we examine and manage life’s domains. She’s been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and U.S. News and World Report, as well as on PBS and the AARP website.
*This webinar is designed for professionals and family caregivers. Eligible professionals can claim ONE FREE CE credit within 60 days of the live webinar by attending the live event or watching the recorded program. Your credit will be emailed within 30 days of survey submission. For a list of approved accreditation providers and other information, visit https://asaging.org/ceu-information.