A solo ager shares her thoughts relating to being an elder orphan. Listen as Clare Murphy, a retired former police inspector, shares her no problem view on how the freedom of no partner and no kids gives choices upon retirement.
Solo agers, seniors facing retirement on their own, are a growing demographic now more recognized Internationally as citizens of many countries never to find a partner. Sometimes called an elder orphan this is a baby boomer without children.
As Alyce Phillips writes in her article titled ‘No Spouse, No Children: ‘Solo’ Seniors Entering Retirement on Their Own “another important trend is related to the radically different status of Boomer women compared to their elders. With professional career opportunities opening up in the 1960s and afterward, almost 20 percent of women in the postwar generation remained childless, most often by choice.”
As is the case with my guest, Clare Murphy, took advantage of changing opportunities for women. Clare thoroughly enjoyed her career in the Queensland Police Force, rising to the position of Inspector. Clare also is thriving as a member of Toastmasters International for over nearly 40 years. Clare is a Distinguished Toastmasters and Past International Director and thoroughly loves being a member and mentor.
Join me as Clare shares her no problem view on how the freedom of no partner and no kids gives choices upon retirement.
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