September 2020

Rebecca A. Clay, “COVID-19 Isn’t Just a Threat to Older People’s Physical Health,” American Psychological Association, March 18, 2020. Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, “Are Women Better at Living Alone?” Slate, February 3, 2012. Melissa Hawkins, “Carefully Forming a ‘Quarantine Bubble’ Can Fight Loneliness,” “NextAvenue”, July 24, 2020. Caroline Kitchener, “A Woman...

by Mary B. Young “COVID has made me think a lot more about aging alone,” a 60-year-old widow told me. Her wife had died six years ago; they had no children. Although she has since found a new partner, she’s learned from experience that relationships don’t always last—especially as we age....

By Allen Davis, CFP, ChFC Strictly speaking, solos are defined as adults age 65 or older who have neither a spouse/partner nor adult children to support them as they age. But Solos are a varied bunch. The complexities of real life, real people, and real families produce a lot of diversity...