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S.O.S.!

In light of the current health pandemic facing our nation, I–like many of you paused in search of understanding, knowledge, prayer, and some soul-searching as it relates to life as we know it and ultimately, our next move. The Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) impacted our lives in ways we may […]

What SHAPE are you in?

I posted this last year and decided to share again. While 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 […]

Blessings to You in this New Season of Purpose!

Happy 2020!!! I hope you are as excited as I am to be all that God called you to be in 2020! The past year had its challenges, like with any other year. But, the difference with 2019 was the strides I made to get me closer to my destiny. […]

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 […]

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 Benefits of Writing

The benefits of Writing are vast. The following are just a few key benefits: Writing helps you preserve stories and memories that may otherwise be lost. Writing can entertain you and others which is a key factor to good health. Writing strengthens your imagination which can fill you with hope […]

RETURNSHIPS

Companies are launching returnship programs to draw in applicants who may want to come back to work after being out of the workforce for some time. These are people who may have taken a career break to raise a family, care for elderly parents, or who went back to school. […]

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 […]