By Aaron Blumer Jun 12 2015 AgingAmerican CultureFamily"Nearly one-quarter of Americans over age 65 are at risk of becoming 'elder orphans,' a new term used to describe aging people who are single and childless" WORLD The referenced study. 1978 reads There are 2 Comments The church's role: Larry Nelson - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:36am The obvious verses that comes to mind: "Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world." (James 1:27 ESV) "If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it [the Church] may care for those who are truly widows." (1 Timothy 5:16 ESV) That low? Bert Perry - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:51am To be honest, with all the divorces, people who never marry, and the like, it surprises me that it's "only" 25% of senior citizens who face the end of their lives alone. And for that matter, having a number of older relatives, and having spent some time in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, it's clear as well that there are a lot of seniors with spouses and children that are all but abandoned..... (prove me wrong, and I'll be very, very thankful, by the way) Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.