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Solo-Agers

Are you a “solo-ager”—someone age 50+ who has neither a spouse nor children, or whose family is geographically remote? Learn how to create a plan that leads to years full of satisfaction.

Upcoming Solo-Ager Programs

Because you can never have too much information, spend a Sunday afternoon with other “solo agers” improving your later years by planning ahead. Workshops bring in professionals—experts in their respective fields—who will share information and strategies for steps to take now in order to make sure your decisions and desires are met for later life. Previous workshops have covered topics ranging from communicating with health care providers to technology tools to financial planning.

Register today for our upcoming programs! Questions? Call 650.378.2698.

Solo-Agers: How to “Rightsize” and Remain in Your Home

Sunday, August 18 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • Free for Members/$10 Public
Kathy Kaufman of Avenue Sixty Two will talk about: Deciding what possessions should be kept; setting up spaces to be safer for you; the most cost-effective ways to move forward. Kathy is a transition specialist who previously worked for the Institute on Aging. Kathy does everything she can to take the stress and guesswork out of settling into your newly rightsized home. Registration requested.

Solo-Agers: Panel of Experts in Later Life Planning

Sunday, September 8 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • Free for Members/$10 Public
A panel of 6 specialists, each expert in their various fields, will each make a short presentation of what they do and then will form a panel to take your questions. Mercedes Roses, MA Gerontologist Vanessa Valerio, RN, from Care Indeed: Clients rights and responsibilities in home care Michele Hession: Physical Therapist: Balance, exercise and fall prevention Mario Estrada: ADA compliancy in the home and home safety measures Sharon Gray: Geriatric Care Manager: How a GCM can add value to seniors living at home Mercedes Roses: How a senior real estate professional can assist with the home selling process. Registration requested.

Solo-Agers: How an Ethical Will Can Communicate Your Wishes

Sunday, October 6 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • Free for Members/$10 Public
When people think of wills or trusts, they think about finances and financial legacies. More information on these topics will be covered next month. However, life holds an entirely different kind of legacy – what we leave behind to help our loved ones emulate our philosophy and beliefs about a good life. Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia has studied and taught the ancient Jewish tradition of writing an Ethical Will. He will explain the history and philosophy behind this practice and will lead us in privately creating the start of an Ethical Will. The practice of writing an Ethical Will applies to people of all religious/philosophical beliefs. Registration requested.

Solo-Agers: What a Fiduciary Can Do For You

Sunday, November 10 • 1:00 – 3:00 pm • Free for Members/$10 Public
When solo-agers are thinking about selecting an agent/advocate who will help them carry out their wishes for the end of life, one of their options is to hire a fiduciary. Do you know what a fiduciary does and how they can help you in your decisions? Following up on the presentation a few months ago from a fiduciary who represents a large organization, we have invited a private fiduciary to speak this time. She will present information about how what she does can fit into your advance care planning including managing health care providers, paying bills. Registration requested.