Aging Alone: Make a Plan

Oh! Woe is me. According to the New York Times, I’m part of a growing national phenomenon, an “elder orphan”—no spouse, no kids, out here living alone.

So while popular wisdom is telling me one thing, sometimes my heart is telling me another.


It turns out I don’t have my heart set on a modest suburban rambler, but instead, it’s making sense to consider a co-op apartment in a big city.

The city sets the stage for the day I have to give up driving: New York City is walkable.

Factor in Transportation and Services

The dog triggers the next good thing about a city—walking around in it. You’re never really living alone with a dog.

Get an Easy to Handle Dog (maybe)

A city is full of those, and I think we’ve all learned by now that trying to do good for others, in fact, does us just as much good, even more.

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