Chalk Speak: Creating Your Solo Growing older Plan

“MainStreet Chalk Speak”

The MainStreet Monetary Planning Dialogue Membership

When: Tuesday 9-19-23 at 7:30pm Jap; 4:30pm Pacific

~30-45 minutes

Recorded and in a position to retrieve for one week

How: Zoom Assembly

Free for present purchasers, $10 for visitors

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Creating Your Solo Growing older Plan


Hosted by: Jennifer Bush, CFP®

Visitor Speaker: Ailene Gerhardt,
Founder Beacon Affected person Options LLC and the Navigating Solo Community

Solo agers are adults who’re going through a way forward for growing old alone. These adults could embody people or {couples} with out kids, individuals who by no means married, people who misplaced a partner to divorce or dying, and people who find themselves estranged from their kids or stay far-off from them. It’s essential to notice that some people don’t intend to age alone however nonetheless discover themselves navigating senior life as a solo ager. The easiest way to take advantage of life as an unbiased older grownup is to plan on your house, funds, medical wants, and social neighborhood earlier than your well being declines.

Be part of us for a dialogue on the distinctive planning wants of solo agers, what assets can be found, and the way to put collectively your individual solo growing old plan.


  1. Important Planning for Solo Agers –
  2. Solo Growing older and the Significance of Constructing a Native Help Community –
  3. Navigating Solo Community Sources Library –

Ailene Gerhardt, MA, BCPA, CSA, is an Impartial Board Licensed Affected person Advocate (BCPA), Licensed Senior Advisor, Solo Growing older educator, and founding father of her nationwide affected person advocacy follow Beacon Affected person Options LLC in 2018.   After rising up in South Florida, Ailene moved to Massachusetts to attend faculty. Within the years that adopted, Ailene obtained her undergraduate diploma from Clark College and her grasp’s diploma from Brandeis College.

Within the fall of 2021 she launched the Navigating Solo Community: The Path to Dynamic Solo Growing older Begins Right here™ which features a nationwide web site, a rising community of members, and an internet clearinghouse that includes assets particularly for Solo Agers.

Ailene is a sought-after speaker and has provided over 120 neighborhood schooling talks and lessons for the reason that Spring 2018.  Along with her groundbreaking work with Solo Agers, Ailene serves because the Vice President of the Nationwide Affiliation of Well being Care Advocacy (NAHAC) Board of Administrators. Over the previous 12 months, her strategic considering and technical abilities have supported NAHAC in its work with the Coalition of Well being Care Advocacy Group (CHCAO) and the constructing of the brand new NAHAC web site. She additionally serves on the Steering Committee of the Massachusetts Well being Care Advocates (MAHCA). Ailene earned her Licensed Senior Advisor (CSA) credential in April of this 12 months.

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