Flying Solo: Life Plans for Solo Agers

Nurse Attorney Cathleen Summers talks to solo agers about the importance of reaching out to others and creating a life plan so you don’t feel lonely or isolated.


1:07 – Statistics of Solo Agers

2:30 – What a Life Plan is and what it covers

5:00 – Health & health care issues

8:50 – Health insurance and understanding the differences between Medicare and Medicaid (or MassHealth)

13:00 – Legal and financial matters – documents that should be in place as part of your Life Plan

24:05 – Thinking ahead of time about retirement or if you wish to keep working, and if so, what that would look like

27:15 – Psychological side of aging

30:25 – Functional Status/Safety

34:25 – Social roles, housing, and community – trying to keep isolation to a minimum

37:15 – Solo Aging in COVID times

42:15 – Steps to creating a successful Life Plan

44:50 – Q&A/Discussion