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Ailene Gerhardt

Ailene Gerhardt, MA, BCPA, is an Independent Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA)Solo Aging educator and founded her national patient advocacy practice Beacon Patient Solutions LLC in 2018.  Ailene's dynamic advocacy work includes a focus on Solo Aging.  This expertise led to the Fall 2021 founding of the Navigating Solo Network: The Path to Dynamic Solo Aging Starts Here,  a national website, network, and online clearinghouse featuring resources specifically for solo agers. Ailene lives in Boston, Massachusetts and can be reached via email: [email protected].

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The Impact of Third Places for Solo Agers

Community centers, coffee shops, bookstores — these are just a few of the places where solo agers can make connections with others and enhance their support systems
July 14, 2022
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