Group Coaching Learning Outcomes
When I was first alerted to the possibility of aging alone, I worried how I would resolve all the issues my parents had trouble with. I knew I couldn't pick up the phone and call a daughter or son to help out, or run an errand, or bring me food. That was not in the cards. However, I had gained a sense about the aging-related issues when helping the older relatives. The act positioned me to evaluate and rate my own aging course and progression.
So, I did the next best thing, I set out to become an independent senior, one who has created an empowering lifestyle. I needed to become extremely self reliant, healthy, socially engage, resourceful, have plenty of money, and be surrounded by peers and neighbors who cared about my well being and safety.
More specifically, I learned about the life's domains and aspects of aging well. The first step was to evaluate my circumstances and contributing factors. Once measured and once I learned the level of satisfaction of each, it gave me a bases, a foundation and motive of the things I needed to improve or find resolve. It showed me where my life excelled and where it fell short.
The first most intimidating domain was finances and money. My savings and retirement funds were frightfully bare. At 55, I had minimal financial resources. I could have made excuses and continued to ignore the red flag. But being a single senior, paying bills and expenses all fell on me. No one would step up to pay them. And they shouldn't since it was my problem and responsibility. So, that's where I started. I worked harder, concentrated on making more money, and saved, saved, saved.
The second factor was my health. But I knew if it failed, no money in the world could fix it. That was the following domain to concentrate on. The contributing factors for aging well. You’ll learn them, how to assess them as they relate to your life, and then, what to do about them to ensure an independent and safe future.
The Ten Domains of Aging
The group members will address the ten domain factors that contribute to wellness: health and fitness, home and where it’s located, friends and connections, activities for engagement, self-growth, spiritual contentment, having support, finding purpose, money to sustain, and to be mobile. Let me ask you, when reading these:
If you were given a process that guides you through a self-appraising strategy, would you do the work and learn as much as possible?
When answering the questions honestly, do you want something to change? do you want better health? More friends, to find purpose, or have more money? Are you at a point in your life right now to commit to the journey of change for a better life in one, two, five or even ten years from now?
A single person's biggest concerns when living alone without the help of nearby family can be mitigated and remedied. I truly believe it. Why? Because my life and this process worked well for me. And it has for others as well. One private coaching client writes,
"Carol, just to let you know, my husband passed yesterday so, I am officially aging alone. Thank you for getting me prepared for this time of life. We need to let people know how much preparing for aging alone has helped me feel more confident about the coming years."
Members will learn to prioritize their concerns and how to set the trajectory for living a more confident, fulfilling, and secure tomorrow.
The solo lifestyle group coaching will guide you through a roadmap that personalizes a plan just for you. It inspires action with relevant content and simple action steps you can make every day that ensures a healthy, socially connected, supportive, affordable, and purposeful lifestyle.