Elder Orphans

May 20, 2019

According to a recent study, about 22% of Americans in late adulthood are considered to be elder orphans. This term refers to seniors, 55 and older, who have no spouse or children to depend on to help them through health, financial and living situation decisions as they age. Fortunately, there is an increasing online community of support for this population and Tealridge Retirement Community is here as well to serve these aging adults. If you know of someone who could be considered an elder orphan, here are three ways you could offer some assistance:

  • Share information with them about selecting a health care proxy
  • Be a sounding board for them to share their feelings and emotions about life’s decisions
  • Offer to go with them to visit potential retirement communities

Tealridge Retirement Community offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Contact us here today for more information.


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