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Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD


What are the later life options for “solo agers” – adults over fifty who do not have adult children or are alone for other reasons? Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers explores the path ahead for solo agers and presents us with a comprehensive guide for retirement planning. Through stories and personal examples, retirement expert and founder of LifeEncore, Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, describes choices in housing relationships, legal arrangements, finances and more, and urges solo agers to plan for the future as though their life and well-being depend on it – because it will.


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Author Bio

Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, 2018 recipient of the “Influencers in Aging” designation by PBS’ Next Avenue, is an author, certified retirement coach, and professional speaker on retirement and aging. She has developed a niche specialty working with “solo agers,” people who have no children or who are aging alone. With her speaking and writing, Sara has been raising awareness of solo agers for the past 10 years. She believes solo agers have unique needs in later life that warrant greater foresight and a more robust approach to planning.

Sara is a regular contributor to on the topics of aging and retirement and is a fellow at Nexus Insights, a think tank and incubator for revolutionary concepts in senior living and aging. A sought-after speaker at conferences on retirement and aging, Sara is active in the Retirement Coaches Association, the American Society on Aging, the Life Planning Network, the Transition Network, and the Sonoma County Section on Aging.

Though married, Sara considers herself a solo ager, since she has no children. She lives with her husband and pooch in Sonoma County, California.


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