The silent pandemic: Solo aging and the looming crisis

Written by: Lauren Strait

As the world grapples with the challenges of a rapidly aging population, one issue is emerging as a silent pandemic of our times: solo aging. Dr. Joseph Coughlin from the MIT Age Lab has noted that nearly one-third of our population aged 65 and older is now solo aging and this number is expected to surge towards 50% between 2040 and 2050. Solo agers, those who age alone, represent a growing demographic and their unique needs and challenges demand our attention. Read more about this topic and how you can help in this month’s Jewish News Column.

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