As the author leads with in this Forbes article…”Twelve million adults over age 65 live alone. That is 27% of the population–the highest rate in the world. The majority are women. By age 75, the rate of women living alone rises to 44%.”
“With the mobility in today’s society, many family members live far away. Among boomer women, 19.4% never gave birth, so there are no children or grandchildren at all to pick up the mantle of caregiving.”
In a related article from Humble Dollar, the author, age 54, shares her experience with her 100 year-old maternal grandmother and aging without children. She wonders, without children, how her life will look in 56 more years!
Articles with a similar topic, but a slightly different take.