NCOA Resource Guide Helps Older Adults Living Alone

NCOA Resource Guide Helps Older Adults Living Alone

The National Council on Aging has created a comprehensive resource guide for older adults who are living alone to empower them to thrive independently and access essential services.

“As you age, living alone can present various challenges, including social isolation, limited access to essential services, and potential health risks,” says NCOA. “Approximately 27 percent of U.S. adults aged 60 and older were living alone in 2020, according to the Pew Research Center, and this number is projected to increase as the baby boomer generation reaches retirement age. These individuals may face difficulties with daily activities, such as transportation, meal preparation, and home maintenance—all of which have a direct impact on their overall health and wellness.”

The resource guide includes information on what to consider to successfully age in place, organizations that offer assistance, and links to programs and resources, such as NCOA’s BenefitsCheckup and the Eldercare Locator administered by the U.S. Administration on Aging.

Access the resource guide at NRMLA’s consumer site,, and be sure to share the link with your clients and business partners.

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Darryl Hicks

Darryl Hicks is Vice President of Communications for the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association. In this capacity, Hicks writes for NRMLA's publications, manages the association's web sites and social media accounts, assists committees and the Board of Directors, and manages the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional designation. Prior to joining NRMLA in 1999, Hicks spent three years in the Washington, D.C. bureau for National Mortgage News.