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Breast Cancer Awareness

October is recognized as ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month.’ The American Cancer Society (ACS) hosted kick-off events with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, in communities all across the country, to raise awareness and funds to end breast cancer. Funds raised through Making Strides Against Breast Cancer have helped do the following: […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]