Older San Franciscans living alone hit the headlines of the San Francisco Chronicle!

May 21, 2011 § Leave a comment

I am glad that we start talking about the challenges of living alone in older age in San Francisco. It felt good to be interviewed for  this article. The more we talk about older adults living alone, the better!

I also want to use this post to add two corrections:

First, I did not say “41 percent of San Franciscans live alone.” I explained to C.W. Nevius that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2009 American Community Survey, 41% of households in San Francisco are occupied by one person. If we look at the percentage of residents, the percentage decreases: only  17% of San Franciscans live alone according to the same source.

Second, “The Myth of Independence among older adults living alone in the Bay Area of San Francisco: A Critical reflection” is the title of an article authored by me published a few days ago by Ageing and Society, a journal of Cambridge University Press.  The title of my dissertation is “Precariousness among older adults living alone in San Francisco: An ethnography” – the myth of independence is part of the wider idea of precariousness

Thank you, grazie,  C.W. Nevius for writing about older San Franciscans living alone!

I look forward to reading more articles on this topic! It is time.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/05/20/BAVR1JJ01B.DTL

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