Martine Lacombe Silver Orphan

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Silver Orphan

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An endearing tale of unlikely friendship and compassion between two diametrically opposed individuals - a vibrant young woman and an elderly frail man - Silver Orphan illustrates that giving of yourself reaps untold benefits. The subject matter covered in Silver Orphan is disturbing from a collective point of view. How we treat our elders, how we discard them - both in life and death - mirrors how we fare as a society. The old will soon outnumber the young - a chilling prospect treated with compassion in Silver Orphan. Interwoven in the stark reality of our superficial ethos is a story of love, redemption, and compassion. Silver Orphan should be included in ethics class curricula nationwide. A chance encounter; an unusual request; two lives inexorably transformed. When self-absorbed Brooke Blake uncharacteristically sheds her narcissistic armor, she discovers that the hand we lend may pave the way to our own redemption. Silver Orphan is a perplexing hall of mirrors where every image reflects agonizing - though liberating - secrets.

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Martine Lacombe is a social commentator. The author of three acclaimed independent movie scripts, she has also penned numerous peer-reviewed medical articles. She is a modern-day nomad; any place she hangs her hat is home. Lately, she's been spotted in South Florida. Connect with her online at twitter.com/LaLacombe.
About Frank Frank was a Silver Orphan, one of 11 million seniors in the U.S. who live alone. Most still have family members, but about 15 percent of seniors who need care have no family support. The oldest baby boomers turned 60 in 2006, and when the trend peaks in 2030, the number of people over age 65 will soar to 71.5 million - one in every five Americans. Yet, over half of America's communities have not initiated preparation to deal with the aging population. Aging is taking place alongside other broad social trends that will affect the lives of older people. Economies are globalizing, people are more likely to live in cities, and technology is evolving rapidly. Demographic and family changes mean there will be fewer older people with families to care for them. People today have fewer children, are less likely to be married, and are less likely to live with older generations. With declining support from families, society will need better information and tools to ensure the well-being of the growing number of older citizens. Unless this situation is addressed, we will soon be engulfed in a tidal wave of Silver Orphans.

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Editorial Review - Mark Baumgartner, The Herald
The subject matter covered in Silver Orphan is disturbing from a collective point of view. How we treat our elders, how we discard them - both in life and death - mirrors how we fare as a society. The old will soon outnumber the young - a chilling prospect treated with compassion in Silver Orphan. Interwoven in the stark reality of our superficial ethos is a story of love, redemption, and compassion. Silver Orphan should be included in ethics class curricula nationwide.

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