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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Sunday, August 30, 2020


The Challenges of Living Alone
 
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Golden, Colorado – August 30, 2020

The Caring Generation® Radio: The Challenges of Living Alone

Golden CO- Caregiving expert Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation® family talk radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, September 2, on the Bold Brave Media Network. The program airs live at 9 p.m. EST. The Caring Generation® aired initially from 2009 to 2011 on 630 KHOW-AM in Denver, Colorado.

The Aging Population

The U.S. population is aging. According to the U.S. Census, growth in the 65+ age group presently at  17% of the U.S. population is expected to reach 20% in 2030 and remain steady through 2050. Persons considered the oldest-old—those age 85 and older—represented 5.9 million households in 2012, and are projected to grow to 8.9 million in 2030, and 18 million in 2050. What does this mean for persons today in their 50's and 60's?

The Challenges of Living Alone

Population growth statistics indicate that the number of older adults over age 60 living alone is about 27%. This means that the chance of growing old and alone is possible and highly likely for women who usually outlive men. These statistics impress the importance of being proactive about health—especially the patient experience in healthcare—and planning for retirement.

For single adults of all ages—who may not have a family to rely upon for care—financial and legal planning for healthcare needs in retirement is even more critical. The term solo ager means persons of any age who live alone: a parent with estranged children, widowers, divorcees, a child who has lost both parents. Solo agers are changing the way that we look at aging.

From wellness workshops and classes, caregiver courses, intergenerational programming, and innovative activities, solo agers will demand more information and services. Middle-aged adults caring for aging parents today have the greatest opportunity to learn from the caregiving experience.

Learning from The Caregiving Experience

On this live radio program, Wilson discusses the pluses and minuses of living alone. Shared are tips for successfully living alone, including strengthening relationships, financial independence for women, planning for care needs, and community involvement.

Solo agers must establish relationships so that a support system for care advocacy exists in later years. Many successful men and women who live independently may be uncertain about what happens when care is needed. As a result, plans are not made until issues like a diagnosis of dementia or another health concern arises. The best outcomes result from talking about care needs before they occur and having a plan in place to address the unexpected. 

Guest Interview About Senior Isolation: Dr. Elena Portacolone

The guest for this caregiving radio program is Dr. Elena Portacolone, Associate Professor of Sociology in the Institute for Health and Aging at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and a Pepper Center Scholar at the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Portacolone is also an alumna of the Butler-Williams program at the National Institute on Aging and the Health Disparities Institute at the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Turin, Italy. After working in the corporate sector in the United Kingdom, she completed an MPH degree at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, an MBA degree at the Haas Business at UC Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Sociology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at UCSF.

Her interests include health disparities, living arrangements, cognitive impairment, aging in place, and artificial intelligence applied to dementia research. On this caregiver radio program, Wilson and Dr. Portacolone discuss research about social isolation for older adults living alone, including the importance of planning for care needs and the risks for elders diagnosed with memory loss.

Join Pamela on The Caring Generation for intelligent conversations about aging and caregiving. The Caring Generation® radio program airs live at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. Mountain, 8 p.m. Central, and 9 p.m. Eastern every Wednesday night.  Replays of the weekly programs are available on all major podcast sites. Wilson's website features the podcast and show transcript. Information about Wilson's commitment to online caregiver education, keynotes, video conferencing, caregiver support, and talent optimization for corporations and groups is available on her website.

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Check Out Podcast Replays of The Caring Generation® Radio Program for Caregivers and Aging Adults HERE

Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA is a national caregiving expert, advocate, and speaker.  More than 20 years of experience as a direct service provider in the roles of a court-appointed guardian, power of attorney, and care manager led to programs supporting family caregivers and aging adults who want to be proactive about health, well-being, and caregiving. Wilson provides education and support for consumers and corporations interested in supporting employees who are working caregivers. To carry out her mission, Wilson partners with companies passionate about connecting with the caregiving marketing through digital and content marketing. Her mission to reach caregivers worldwide is accomplished through social media channels of Facebook, YouTube, Linked In, Instagram, Caregiving TV on Roku, and The Caring Generation® radio on Internet radio. She may be reached at 303-810-1816 or through her website.

 

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