Tag Archives: Baby Boomers

How to Age Alone in the Era of “Elder Orphans”

Fewer Baby Boomers have family and friends to rely on for care

An estimated 22 percent of Americans over the age of 65 are at risk of becoming “elder orphans,” according to a recent study. Elder orphans are individuals who don’t have younger family members, friends or spouses to rely on for … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Good to Go: A Guide To Preparing for the End of Life” by Jo Myers

Radio Personality Jo Myers' neighborly end-of-life guide for baby boomers and their parents

Jo Myers left her job in radio after a 33-year career to write “Good to Go: A Guide to Preparing for the End of Life.” And the book is exactly what it purports to be — a guide to end-of-life planning … Continue reading

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Our Weekly Tip: Provide for Aging Parents in the Event of Your Death

Don't assume that your parents will be the first to die

Our Tip of the Week: As the baby boomer population ages, many people in their 60s are caring for elderly parents in their homes. They provide financial assistance, help with daily activities, run errands, consult with healthcare providers and generally assist … Continue reading

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But Is There Internet After We Die?

A Desert Sun article considers the digital assets we leave behind when we die

Setting a loved one’s affairs in order has become more complex now than ever, due to the pervasive role of online social media. And it’s on the verge of becoming downright abstract when we consider the digital assets so many, … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Denial of Aging” by Muriel R. Gillick

American medicine is in denial of the need to reform end-of-life care for baby boomers

Is American medicine in denial of the need to reform end-of-life care for baby boomers? The Denial of Aging by Muriel R. Gillick, M.D. is an account of Gillick’s experiences with her elderly patients (often baby boomers) and their children. … Continue reading

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