PRESS RELEASES | October 8, 2020

U.S. News article on Solo Aging cites ACP Decisions’ co-founder Dr. Angelo Volandes

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In the recently published U.S. News article Looking Ahead to Solo Old Age, several experts – including ACP Decisions co-founder Dr. Angelo Volandes – weigh in on the importance of planning early, especially for those approaching older age on their own (i.e. solo agers). Per the article, “the rate of childlessness among boomers now in their 50s and 60s is close to 20%, twice what it was for women born in the late 1920s.”

Looking ahead as to how we can encourage solo agers to share their wishes while minimizing misunderstanding, one method being explored is the development of a tool that allows individuals to video-record themselves describing their wishes that is then uploaded to approved registries or electronic health records.

Read more: Looking Ahead to Solo Age.

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