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On some level, all of us are aging solo. Even if you have a partner, are married, or have children, there’s no guarantee that any of those individuals will be there to help you as you get older. After all, friends and family die, move away, or may be unable to help for other reasons. The “Aging Solo” program, developed by Iona staff members, is divided into 6 sessions to help you take charge of your aging. As we get older, facing health crises and end-of-life decisions become inevitable. Aging Solo will help you reflect on your priorities, map out your support network, and put plans in place.

The sessions will be held in-person, at St. Alban’s Nourse Hall for six weeks beginning on Thursday, September 8 at 12:45 pm. They will be facilitated by St. Alban’s program manager, Frances Bucien and Wellness Coordinator, Deshawn Larrimore. During each session Frances and Deshawn will show an Aging Solo video and help partipants focus on the issues addressed below to make their own plans.

Topics addressed in Aging Solo include:

  • Your social network and support network
  • Healthcare decision-making and end-of-life choices
  • Aging in place
  • Making a move
  • Your next steps

Please plan to attend all six sessions. This program will be an in-person event. This program is only open to DC residents 60 years old and older.

Those who do not wish to participate in-person, are welcome to visit the Iona Senior Services website and do the program virtually. Download Iona’s pre-recorded videos and pdf at a nominal cost.

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