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Navigating Solo: Tips and Tools for Aging Well

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October 19 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Tuesday Evenings with Ailene Gerhardt

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Ailene Gerhardt, Board Certified Patient Advocate at Beacon Patient Solutions LLC, will explore the unique considerations and needs of solo agers (an adult who, because of choice or circumstance, is without the family support structure of adult children or close family members).

The Unique Needs of Solo Agers

October 5: Who Are Solo Agers

October 19: Needs & Considerations Specific to Solos

Health Care Decision-Making & The Value of Advance Care Planning

November 2: How to Effectively Navigate the Healthcare System

November 16: The Value of Advance Care Planning

Creating, Maintaining and Enhancing Your Support System

January 18: Evaluating Your Support System

January 25: How to Enhance Your Support System

Evaluating Living Options

February 1: What’s Available: Aging in Community, Cohousing, Care Communities, and more

February 15: How to Evaluate What’s Best for You

Next Steps for Developing Your Solo Aging Plan

March 15: Assessing and Prioritizing What Needs to Get Done

March 22: What Resources Are Available for Solo Agers

Ailene Gerhardt is an Independent Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) and founder of Beacon Patient Solutions LLC. She works with individual clients in need of assistance navigating the complexities of the healthcare system. Ailene’s mother became gravely ill. She experienced first-hand how draining and challenging navigating the intricacies of the health care system can be while actively supporting a loved one experiencing a healthcare crisis. The experience as her family member’s primary health advocate led Ailene to a career change and her calling as a private patient advocate. Ailene completed her Professional Certificate in Consumer Health Advocacy at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Patient Partnerships in August 2017, founded Beacon Patient Solutions LLC in February 2018, and earned her Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA) credential in April 2018.

Co-presented by the TE Adult Education Dept, Newton Senior center, Temple Emanuel Senior Fund and series proudly sponsored by Benchmark, Adelaide of Newton Center, The Falls at Cordingly Dam, Evans Park at Newton Corner, Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle, and Cabot Park Village at Newton.


October 19
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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