Meet the Solo Ager

What is a Solo Ager? One online definition is, “older adults that are making decisions about their future independently. You might be a solo ager if you are… An individual or couple without children. An individual who never married or had children. An individual living alone since the divorce or death of a partner.”

AARP says solo agers face many of the same struggles as their married or partnered peers, but they do have a sense of optimism. A recent AARP article says, “most solo agers associate living alone as they age with positive feelings like independence (60%), satisfaction (50%), and happiness (38%). Few report feeling sad (13%) or angry (2%). ”

What to know more about his group of aging adults sometimes called “elder orphans?” Read AARPs interesting research on the solo ager.