There are many single people at my retirement community. Some move in without a spouse, others lose their spouse while living here. Often the men die first and the women remain. We have 29 single men, 103 single women and 101 couples living here. A grey-haired female friend shared a recent observation with me: all the female partners of single men have colored hair. Is there a message in that bit of research? So while spending my last stop being single is not my first choice, I believe living in a CCRC makes being single easier.

Read my thoughts, experiences, complaints and even some good things about being single in old age in my latest post Being Single.

This post was written by Margery Fridstein, an author and retired psychotherapist who lives in a CCRC outside of Denver, CO. She is chronicling her experience in the monthly series, “The Last Stop With Margery Fridstein.”