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COVID-19 Will Change How We Age, Where We Age And How We Pay For It

An elderly man rests on a bench in the Boston Public Garden. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
An elderly man rests on a bench in the Boston Public Garden. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

It’s hard to come up with an aspect of life unchanged by the coronavirus: We no longer socialize, we work from home, we’ve curtailed travel, dining and many of our hobbies.

But most of that, presumably, will return to some kind of normal. But what about aging: how we age, where we age, the tools we need to age comfortably and how we pay for it.

Wall Street Journal reporter Anne Tergesen spoke to gerontologists, psychologists, tech experts, financial planners and end-of-life consultants who said they saw changes moving forward. Her article is “How Covid-19 Will Change Aging and Retirement.” She joins host Robin Young to discuss her findings.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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