Solo aging is a term describing people who are growing old without children, or anyone to care for them. Our long-time colleague and friend, Sara Zeff Geber has written a book about this and has become a national authority. She speaks around the country and writes regular columns for Forbes.com. As we confront the prospect of longer lives after retirement than ever before, I thought Sara’s insight could be helpful.
This is my second interview on Zoom. Sara was in Santa Rosa and I was in Redwood City. Accept for a few audio blips the quality is pretty good. Hope you enjoy Sara’s guidance about a topic we all have to deal with, with or without children to help.
4 thoughts on “Solo Aging (without kids) Sara Zeff Geber, PhD”
Interesting, especially with the current situation that we’re living through!
Had a good laugh when you said “And if I were shy . . .”. NOT!
Not really a solo age-er, but you just sold a book.
Great topic. We have a daughter but she lives in another country so we’ve thought about this issue. I liked Sara’s emphasis on maintaining relationships as we age. In our case that includes our nieces as well.
Important for us extroverts with a social network to reach out to introverts when are used to hibernating – like my brother. He always appreciates my calls to be there for him .