50+Shades of Us is the ultimate resource site for people who are 50 and older S.H.A.D.E.S. (Showing How Age Doesn’t End Seasons). It’s created for people who are redefining the old adage “You’re too old”; people who are starting businesses, traveling the world, going back to school, volunteering, involved in their communities, being advocates for change, not just being, but living on purpose!
By networking with one another and sharing each other’s story, it is my hope and desire to motivate and inspire others to live their best life! We all have seasons! We are either going thru something…coming out of something…or about to go thru something. Let’s go thru it together! Shine a light on your SHADES! It’s your Season!
I am a former State of Michigan Certified Property Appraiser for the City of Detroit. After nearly 30 years of investing in my future by contributing 5% to 7% of my pay to a defined benefit pension plan, and expecting to have health care coverage upon my full retirement of 30 years (as was guaranteed), I was confronted with a bankruptcy filed by the local municipality that stripped me and hundreds of others of our health care benefits. My pension was also cut by approximately 30%. I, however, consider myself fortunate to still have a pension as many no longer have that option. Another cause for concern to “boomers” is a growing trend in the workforce that reflects a younger demographic. Yes! ageism is still a factor in the employment sector, especially for women. It is because of these reasons and the fact that many in my age group are concerned about their quality of life, that I’m inspired to use this platform as a means to connect, build, motivate, and act. Please join me!