PODCAST SEEKS TO SUPPORT SENIORS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS AS FORECASTED AGING STORM KNOWN AS ‘SILVER TSUNAMI’ PREDICTED TO PLACE NEW PRESSURES ON HEALTH CARE SYSTEM, ECONOMY AND SENIORS IN GENERAL
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Chattanooga attorney Nancy A. Cogar, Esq. started her career as a radio and television broadcaster more than two decades ago. Today, the elder law and estate planning attorney uses her voice and legal skills to better prepare her clients for the complex issues that come with aging and to also offer comfort and confidence to the rising aging population and their caregivers in Tennessee.
“Boomer Time with Nancy Cogar” is a new weekly podcast featuring Cogar’s wide ranging estate planning and elder law insight, expert interviews, resources and other insights and advice featured in 30-minute weekly episodes. Episodes are available for download on Spotify and coming soon to Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
According to projections by the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2035, there will be more adults over the age of 65 and those numbers are projected to explode with more than ever in American history. By 2060, one in four Americans will be a senior citizen.
This demographic shift – often referred to as the “Silver Tsunami”, is attributed to declining birthrates and longer lifespans, making the United States a lot “grayer” over the next few decades. It is also expected to put more pressure on the economy and health care systems as seniors require more services, including nursing home care and skilled care. This aging of America is also expected to place new pressures on the job market as older highly educated adults retire, it is expected to lead to a brain drain in the country’s skilled labor force like never before.
Given this trend, Cogar, who has worked in the elder law and estate planning arena for more than 10 years, decided it was time to combine her award-winning broadcasting talent and her legal expertise to help listeners learn how they can ride the incoming generational wave and better prepare for what’s ahead.
“This podcast is an open invitation for today’s seniors as well as their caregivers and family members to prepare for this new age of aging care,” says Cogar. “It is a safe space for listeners to hear stories, get helpful tips, and feel supported.”
Unfortunately, it’s generally accepted that more than half of adults have no estate plan, even a basic plan in place.
“I’ve walked this walk, too,” says Cogar. “I have been caregiver to my own parents and I know how tough this can be especially without the right resources and support at your reach.”
At the close of each episode, Cogar invites listeners to visit NancyCogar.com for free elder law resources and articles. “When you’re doing things on your own, the elder law process can be quite difficult to navigate,” she says. “My aim is to help educate and encourage through every stage of the planning process.”
Cogar stresses that even meticulously laid out plans can be undone due to sudden life changes, and that a relationship with an elder law attorney can help resolve blind spots in the planning process.
“An informed decision is the best decision,” she says. “It starts with accepting the fact that we need help, and I’m here to provide just that.”
About Nancy Cogar, Esq.
Nancy Cogar is a graduate of Nashville School of Law and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She also earned her undergraduate degree from Trinity College. She is currently an attorney/partner with Samples, Jennings, Clem, and Fields, PLLC in Chattanooga.
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