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Older Americans Month

In recognition of #Older Americans Month, I am dedicating the Month of May to posting on services available to assist in the aiding and care of our loved ones, specifically our elderly. Having lost my mother three years ago to Alzheimer’s at the age of 72 (of which I will […]

The Pursuit of Happiness

As I watched the display of fireworks popping off from my neighbors’ yards and again on TV during the Macy’s Fireworks Celebration, I couldn’t help but wonder what it really means for hundreds of thousands of people of the “free world.” Particularly, people my age, the over 50 population. Are […]

The Older Americans Act – Medicare/Medicaid

The Older Americans Act (OAA) was enacted in 1965 along with Medicare and Medicaid as part of a historic effort by lawmakers to care for those age 65 and older. According to Tamara Lytle of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), the OAA has been a safety net, filling […]

Senior Long Term Care Living Options

Last week, I covered several resources available to assist in the care of our elderly, in honor of #Older Americans Month. This week focuses on Long Term Care Living options. In light of Mother’s Day, two days from now, I feel moved to share a little of my own experience […]

What SHAPE are you in?

As we reflect on Black History Month, and give honor to those whose indelible print will forever be etched in the fabric of our being…I can’t help but wonder about the impact we are making not just in our own lives, but in the lives of others. What will be […]

50+Wired to Inspire

As I reflect on my high’s and low’s for 2018, I appreciate the blessing that came from being still and allowing God to guide me in my pursuit to Inspire. You see, I created the 50plusshadesofus platform to encourage, motivate, and inspire my peer group to keep pursuing their dreams, […]

My year in Review…..

I survived! What a ride! Another amazing year has passed and I am forever transformed from its lessons, learned and unlearned. After experiencing the devastating loss of losing my mother to a long-term battle with Alzheimer’s in 2016, I made 2017 my year of “doing Kimberly”.  If you read any of […]

Seeing in the “Better”

How have you persevered in your discouragement? After experiencing several challenging situations back to back in the past few weeks, it reminded me of a sermon given by my Pastor, Sam Moore of Conqueror’s Church http://www.conquerorschurch.org : Seeing in the “better” requires proper perspective, right attitude, and constant passion. When the spirit […]

Maui Highlights

Koi fish pond

The attached photos are from a destination wedding my husband and I attended with family and friends a week ago. Travel is a very integral part of my life as I look forward to planning a trip every year. I wanted to share this journey with my 50+ family and […]