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Giving Back and Volunteering

After 4 or more decades in the workforce, many women over 60 are deciding to spend more time volunteering in retirement. This is a win-win situation. Giving back provides us with a sense of purpose, while we enrich the lives of those around us.

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Remember These 8 Useful Tips When Donating After a Loved One Dies

After a loved one dies and the funeral is over, you may think the worst is at an end. Then come the many practical matters: settling the estate, filing for life insurance benefits, transferring deeds and titles…
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Recently, I came down with a terrible bug that progressed quickly and mercilessly into bronchitis then asthma. I was rendered helpless for a few days, feeling too weak to venture far from my bed. Read More

How Volunteering Can Enrich Your Life After 60
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What improves your quality of life? What do you need to feel content and satisfied? Researchers asked retirees what was most important to their quality of life. There were four key answers: Read More

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4 months ago

5 Steps to Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity for Women 55 and Over

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Why is finding the right volunteer opportunity important?

Not only does giving back to society provide you with a strong sense of purpose and fulfillment but it’s also good for your health and overall well-being. Read More

5 Excellent Reasons Why We Should Volunteer in Our 60s (Consider #2)
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5 Excellent Reasons Why We Should Volunteer in Our 60s (Consider #2)

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3 Ways to Support Charities You Love While Keeping More Money for Yourself in Retirement

Women are natural givers – sometimes to our detriment – and as such we need to understand the safe boundaries (how to help, not hurt) around sharing what we have. Read More

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering in Your 60s
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6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Volunteering in Your 60s

I worked in non-profit organizations (NGO’s) for over three decades and, for the most part, enjoyed the time spent with the volunteers that came in to help. Read More

10 Steps to Starting a Food Rescue Organization in Your Community
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10 Steps to Starting a Food Rescue Organization in Your Community

I first learned about the topic of food waste reduction two years ago. After doing some research, I was compelled to blog about it. Read More

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Are You Sharing Your Experience Through Creative Mentoring?

I recently spoke to a group of retirees who asked what they could do to stay passionate and youthful. I simply answered that there is just one way – mentoring! Read More