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As OlderWiserWomen(tm), we know the value of community. We know thatÂ the world is larger than our immediate neighborhoods,Â while at the same time, we realize how small the world really is.Â Sometimes though, with all of our daily activities and event that take place on a daily basis, out awareness of what is happen in the community (ie, world) at large, narrows.
Women, especially older women, seem to frequently be in the news as targets of scammers. This evening there is an alert going out in the Jacksonville, FL area about a man who has been telling women they are victims of identify theft and need to give their money to him for safekeeping. While that one does not sound that convincing to me, there have been others that are a bit more real sounding. So what are some ways to keep yourself safe? Read the rest of this entry »
Have you seen the projections? Nearly 71.5 million adults, age 65 and over are projected to be living in the US by 2030. That is only 23 years from now. Already there is a huge and ongoing shortage of health care providers and that trend shows no sign of getting better. What about housing for Elders? And what about care? Do we have families that will provide us with any assistance? If not (which is likely for many), how are you going to find assistance? What services may or may not be available? Many folks think that Medicare will pay for in home assistance…it does not.
When you think of retirement, what comes to mind?
For many, it’s finding a place or community to retire in with other like-minded individuals. Well, there are all sorts of communities springing up all over the place. Are you a golf fanatic? Perhaps you’d like to retire in a religion-center community? Maybe you really want to be with other artists, women, gays & lesbians or even travelers.Â In other words…you can retire you way.Â Read from the NY Times –> Birds of a Feather
For many years, I have admired this woman, and on Feb. 18th, I finally have a chance to go and hear her speak. I was trying to explain it to someone, and all I could say was that Dr. Maya Angelou is just one of the very Wisest OlderWiserWomen alive today.
It got me thinking though…who do you feel is one of your personal heros, someone you would look up to and call her one of the Wisest OlderWiserWoman?
Let us hear from you…who would you describe as the Wisest OlderWiserWoman? Feel free to list more than one…I sure have many!
Here in the US, it’s just about Thanksgiving Day. I don’t know about you, but for years I thought it was all about watching the parades, Mom cooking huge meals (that included getting the good china and linen out) and eating. The smells always sent a message of comfort, not to mention the fact that Mom makes a mean dressing.
While those days are past, I’ve looked for other ways to celebrate. Hence…Giving Thanks. How often do we stop to tell the people in our lives how thankful we are that they are here? Some of you may do a great job with that…most however, do not. As a society, we seem to have lost some basics…like please and thank you.
So…let’s spend this week (or longer), Giving Thanks to those who have made a difference in our lives, our society, our world.
To all the women who have come before and have paved the way for us to age the “Baby Boomer Way”….thanks. To all of you reading, thanks for taking your time out to read these words and for helping to shape OlderWiserWomen. And to Mom…thanks for the memories.
OlderWiserWomen is lucky in that women contact us all the time about their writing, their stories, the work they are doing and the businesses they run. The more visible we all are, the better in my opinion. Here are a few blogs/websites that have been brought to my attention…
- a little red hen: peace, politics, yarnlife after 60
- Pet Portraits by Diane
- Wise Women Resources
- Inspiring Woman
- Talk to Bev
Baby boomers, your adventures are only just beginning.
The Peace Corps believes that no single group has more to offer in terms of experience, maturity, and demonstrated ability. Because there’s no upper age limit to serve, it’s never too late. In fact, Volunteers who are well into their 80’s have served and continue to serve. Join us for an evening of pictures and stories about Peace Corps service for the plus-50 Volunteer. Neal and Judy Hansen will be our keynote speakers. They served as Peace Corps Volunteers in their 50’s. Judy was responsible for establishing a new creativity program. Neal worked with small business and helped establish export opportunities.
Thursday, Sept. 21
7 to 8 p.m.
University of Washington
Waterfront Activities Center (Behind Husky Stadium) Montlake Boulevard and Pacific Avenue NE
Prospective applicants and other interested members of the general public are invited to this upcoming event. Please feel free to bring additional guests.
Everyone is welcome. RSVPâ€™s encouraged though not strictly required. RSVP with the total number of people in your party to email@example.com, specifying “RSVP Retirement Redefined - Sept. 21 Event” in your subject line.
Or simply call 800.424.8580 and ask to speak to someone.
…according to Forbes Magazine. It’s time again for this annual list. I love it and learn something new every time. Lots of “Older Wiser Women” on this list. What can we learn from them?
Here are the top five women….
- Angela Merkel
- Condoleezza Rice
- Wu Yi
- Indra Nooyi
- Anne Mulcahy
You’ll find the rest of the list at Forbes - The World’s Most Powerful Women
Just about everyone knows what happened last summer with a Hurricane named Katrina. And just about everyone knows that the recovery efforts have been painfully slow, or in some areas non-existent.
Though the news cameras have long since retreated, take a look at what women are doing to get there communities back on track.
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