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Solo Aging!  A 2-part series presented by Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and Institute on Aging

November 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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November 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Two Thursdays: A 2-part series presented by Jewish Community Center of San Francisco and Institute on Aging

Part 2: Tips and Tools to be a Solo Ager

Date: Thursday, November 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (1.0 CEs available)

Presenter: Betty Burr, MA, Gerontology

Are you a “solo-ager?” If you’re over 50 with no partner, or your family is geographically or emotionally remote, then yes…you are! Experts say over 20% of baby boomers fall into this solo-ager category – double that of previous generations. As a “solo” you have special challenges because older adults traditionally have relied upon adult children for help. While everyone needs to plan carefully for later life, solo-agers need an added layer of planning.

The current high-pressure, isolated, shelter-in-place time has given us a taste of what the solo future could be like. Now is the perfect time to be sure you’ve done your planning, identified your advocate, created your support team and completed the necessary paperwork. Get started working on these decisions in a workshop with Solo-Ager Retirement Coach Betty Burr, walk away with an action plan.

Betty Burr, MA, Solo-Ager Retirement Coach, Betty Burr holds an MA in Gerontology from San Francisco State University, is a solo-ager herself and a trained retirement coach who helps older adults identify their plans and passions for the later part of life. She has been leading solo-ager workshops for the past six years, both privately, and at the SF library, the JCCSF, Peninsula JCC and SF Village. Betty has been a small business owner, consultant, and coach for over 30 years. She believes planning ahead is the most critical success factor since solo-agers need to be more specific about their wishes for later life than other older adults. Betty is currently running a series of seminars on tools for successful solo-aging.

Register for either or both classes here:


After registering, you will receive your Zoom link from JCCSF within 48 hours of each event.


November 12, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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