Are you single? Are you married without children? Do you have adult children who live far away? Is your extended family not a part of your daily life? If you answered yes to any of these, you’re a Solo Ager. Dr Zeff Geber defines a Solo Ager as anyone, single or partnered, who does not have children or is aging alone for other reasons. In this presentation, Sara will focus onidentifying what matters to you most; finding resources in lieu of family to provide what you need as you age; considering how and where you wish to live; and, in general, navigating your post-retirement life.This is an interactive presentation and discussion which will provide you with information on how to be your own best advocate in the years ahead and to understand steps to take in building a rich life, regardless of family support. Although the topic is serious in nature, Sara‘s style is light-hearted, conversational, and provocative.This presentation is based on her book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers.
Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, 2018 recipient of the “Influencers in Aging” designation by PBS’ Next Avenue, is an author, certified retirement coach, and professional speaker on retirement and aging. She has developed a niche specialty working with “Solo Agers,” people who have no children or who are aging alone. Dr. Geber is the author of Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults (Mango Press, 2018) which was selected that year as a “best book on aging well” by the Wall Street Journal. With her speaking and writing, Sara has been raising awareness of Solo Agers for the past 10 years. She believes Solo Agers have unique needs in later life that warrant greater foresight and a more robust approach to planning. Sara is a regular contributor to Forbes.com on the topics of aging and retirement and is a fellow at Nexus Insights, a think tank and incubator for revolutionary concepts in senior living and aging. A sought-after speaker at conferences on retirement and aging, Sara is active in the Retirement Coaches Association, the American Society on Aging, the Life Planning Network, the Transition Network, and the Sonoma County Section on Aging.
Though married, Sara considers herself a Solo Ager, since she has no children. She lives with her husband and pooch in Sonoma County, California.
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