On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, Jewish Sacred Aging contributing writer Carole Leskin discusses the challenges of “solo aging,” growing old without a spouse, partner, or close family members.
Carole was recently interviewed for a Washington Post article about the phenomenon of aging adults who don’t have immediate family such as siblings, spouses, partners, or even a support network of friends because of mobility issues, the isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the difficulty of connecting in general.
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About the Guest
Carole Leskin is a retired Director of Global Human Resources. Embarking on a second career as a writer and photographer concentrating on her personal accounts of aging, her essays and poetry, frequently accompanied by her photos, are published in Jewish Sacred Aging, Jewish Women of Words, Starts At 60, Navigating Aging ( a Kaiser Health publication), Women’s Older Wisdom, Time Goes By and Next Avenue. Her poems, “Father Time” and “Carole’s Debate” were selected for inclusion in the 2019 anthologies of poetry, New Jersey Bards. Her photos have been featured in Mart R Porter Nature Forum.