Have You Heard of “Elder Orphans”?

We know what Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers are. We may be a little confused on Gen-Y vs. Millennial, but we know a golf-widow when we see one. But have you heard of “Elder Orphans”? The newness of the epithet notwithstanding, it’s actually based on a fairly shocking statistic. Apparently 25% of Americans (1 in 4) over the age of 65 either are, or are in danger of becoming, an elder orphan. The Economic Times reports on the issue which clearly represents a demographic change from even a few decades ago when the notion of an elderly person not having any family was certainly a rarity.

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