Sara Zeff Geber

Sara Zeff Geber
Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, Ph.D., is a certified retirement coach, author, speaker, and the founder of LifeEncore.™ She leads retirement transition workshops, and speaks to audiences worldwide about the importance of life planning. Sara has a special interest in a group she calls “Solo Agers:” people over 50 without children and those aging alone.   In her role as a retirement transition expert, Sara works cooperatively with financial planners, estate attorneys, and senior housing executives to provide a 360-degree perspective on the adventures and desires awaiting the baby boom generation as they reinvent “retirement” and aging.   

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Solo Aging Is on the Rise. How Will We Support It as a Society?

Posted by Sara Zeff Geber on Sep 12, 2017 7:12:02 AM

When I looked around me at age 60, I noticed many of my friends spending a tremendous number of hours taking care of their aging parents. The tasks they performed took months and those months often turned into years. They arranged drop-in caregivers, picked up prescriptions, took over management of their finances, helped sell their home, chauffeured them to doctor appointments, and in some cases, moved back into their childhood room to take on the role of live-in caregiver. 

 

My own parents both died rather suddenly when I was in my thirties, so I haven't had a personal experience of this parent-child reversal, but nevertheless it struck me profoundly. I turned to my husband and asked, “Who is going to do that for us?”