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Navigating Solo: Planning Tools for Aging Well (Main) In-Person

Session 5: Bringing it All Together: Developing an Organized Solo Aging Plan
November 14, 2-3:30 p.m. Main Library   

Please join us for a talk and Q&A session on this 5-part Navigating Solo series facilitated by Ailene Gerhardt, in partnership with Cambridge Neighbors and sponsored by the Cambridge Public Library Foundation.   

Sessions will take place at the Main Library on Tuesdays, October 17- November 14, 2023, 2-3:30 p.m.   
You must register for each session. To register for:    

  • October 17: The Unique Planning Needs of Solo Agers, please click here.   

  • October 24: Health Care Decision-Making & The Value of Advance Care Planning, please click here.    

  • October 31: Evaluating, Assessing and Enhancing Your Support System, please click here.    

  • November 7: Where You Live Matters: Exploring What the Best Housing Options Are for You, please click here.    

  • November 14: Bringing It All Together: Developing an Organized Solo Aging Plan, please click here.    

Each session will include a 60-minute talk and 30-minute Q&A period on the topics listed above. After each session a follow-up resource sheet tailored to attendees questions will be shared with registrants via email using a password protected website, hosted by Beacon Patient Solutions LLC. Power Point slides will not be circulated to attendees and sessions will not be recorded.    


Tuesday, November 14, 2023
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Community Room, Lecture Hall
Main Library
  Adult     Older Adult  
  Presentation/Lecture     Workshop/Class  
Registration has closed.

Ailene Gerhardt, Independent Board-Certified Patient Advocate and Certified Senior Advisor at Beacon Patient Solutions LLC, Solo Aging Educator and Advocate, will explore the unique planning needs and concerns of solo agers (an older adult who, because of choice or circumstance, is without the family support structure of adult children or close family members). Ailene will review specific needs and concern related to healthcare and community, and offer strategies and tools for creating a robust support system. Learn more about Ailene’s work with solo agers: https://www.beaconpatientsolutions.com/solos    

Cambridge Neighbors (www.cambridgeneighbors.org) is a membership-based nonprofit that provides a variety of supports, both practical and social, to older adults in Arlington, Belmont, Cambridge, Somerville, and Watertown who wish to remain safely and independently in their homes and communities as they age, for as long as possible.   

The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711. 

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