Book Review: “Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers” by Sara Zeff Geber

Reviewed by Bev Scott

Retirement Planning for Solo Agers

Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: Gerontologist Harry “Rick” Moody introduces this book. He reminds us all that we are all “solo agers” if we live long enough. Further, he notes that “Successful Solo Agers have learned how to age alone and they have lessons we all need to learn.”

Sara Zeff Geber provides the guide book for that learning.  How does one prepare to be capable to enjoy the second half of life? How does one decide how and where to live and ensure care in one’s oldest age? Zeff Geber covers the essentials for aging as singles, married couples with or without children. Thus, it is a rich resource for all of us. Use it as a reference as we ambivalently approach the tasks of preparing and making decisions for retirement.  Utilize the worksheets and thoughtfully answer the questions. Then, you may discover what will give you joy and fulfillment as well as care, comfort and financial security. Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers is recommended.

More about the author

Dr. Geber raises awareness of the challenges of baby boomers aging without adult children (“Solo Agers”). She speaks to and writes for financial planners, gerontology professionals, developers, lawmakers, and others who work with aging Americans. Sara published Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, so that the issue of Solo Aging will become more visible. She actively crusades to bring the issue to the aging community and to those who serve them.

Sara earned a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Behavior, an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling, and a B.A in Psychology. She formerly worked successful as a management consultant both nationally and internationally. Clients she served were large, progressive corporations, small to medium-size businesses, and forward-thinking individuals.