Meeting the Challenges of Solo Aging

Meeting the Challenges of Solo Aging

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Meeting the Challenges of Solo Aging - Sara Zeff Geber

Throughout the world, when elders reach a stage where they need a little help, it is almost always the adult children that provide or procure that assistance.

However, almost 20% of baby boomers did not have children – double the rate of all previous generations!

Many more live thousands of miles from their adult children or are estranged.  That leaves millions of “Solo Agers” to figure out the best plan for themselves without the help of kids.

This webinar is designed to give Solo Agers (and those who are concerned about solo aging friends and siblings) realistic and concrete steps to take to ensure that they are supported and looked after in their later years. 

In "Meeting the Challenges of Solo Aging" by Sara Zeff Geber, you will:

  1. Discover ways to develop a solid support system;
  2. Explore key sources of happiness in later life;
  3. Better understand how a solo ager’s social network differs from that of a parent;
  4. Explore the most important ways adult children support their aging parents and how to ensure you are similarly supported when you need it;
  5. Understanding why it is critical to avoid isolation;
  6. Learn more about the many options for where you might live in later life.

This on-demand webinar is a recording of a recent live webinar. Check our WEEKLY REBROADCAST SCHEDULE where there is no need to take the online quiz to receive CE. You may also take this on-demand course any time for 1 hr CFP®, CRC®, and other Continuing Education Credit when you pass the online quiz.

Your presenter is Sara Zeff Geber, PhD.

Sara Zeff Geber, PhD


Meet Sara Zeff Geber, PhD,
Solo Aging and Retirement Speaker

Retirement planning experience

Sara has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Behavior, a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, and a B.A in Psychology. As a former management consultant, she has worked successfully, both nationally and internationally, with multi-billion dollar corporations, small to medium-size organizations, and forward-thinking individuals.

Dr. Sara Zeff Geber is a recipient of the “Influencers in Aging” designation by PBS’ Next Avenue. She is an author, retirement transition coach, and professional speaker on retirement and aging.

Dr. Geber is the author of the 2018 book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults, which was selected that year as a “best book on aging well” by the Wall Street Journal.

Sara is a regular contributor to on the topics of aging and retirement. Over the past three years, Sara has written 50+ articles for and is one of the leading contributors in the area of retirement and aging.

Sara has also been quoted in The Huffington Post, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other major media. A sought-after speaker at conferences on Aging, Sara is active in the American Society on Aging, the Life Planning Network, the Transition Network, the Sonoma County Section on Aging, and the Gerontological Society of America.

Retirement planning thought leadership and expertise

Dr. Geber has developed a niche specialty as an expert in “Solo Aging,” informing people who have no children or who are aging alone how to have a safe and fulfilling life in their retirement years.

With her speaking and writing, Sara has been raising awareness about Solo Aging 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.

Because of her progressive ideas about building communities and thinking out-of-the-box about housing for older adults, Dr. Geber was recently invited to join the advisory team for Nexus Insights, a think tank and incubator for revolutionary concepts in senior living and aging.

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