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.

5 months ago

Turning to Individual and Systemic Action for Climate Change

Future generations will depend on the choices we are making today. Every effort to reduce carbon emissions and protect natural habitats now will be much harder to take in future decades. Sara Jaquette Ray explains that the frontline for the climate crisis…

Read More
5 months ago

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, and the often dreaded, and sometimes lengthy, task of…

Read More
8 months ago

Product Reviews: To Write or Not to Write?

Normally, I dismiss any plea for a product review. Instead of a cute tag on a string, the request typically comes in a follow-up email to confirmation that my purchase has been delivered. Who has time to review?

Read More
10 months ago

Staying Connected When the Pandemic Disconnects Us: 30 Days of Paying It Forward

Socially distancing for physical health can have the opposite effect on our mental health. We are social beings, created to connect meaningfully with other human beings. When we lose that, we lose part of ourselves…

Read More
11 months ago

5 Ways Volunteering Makes Me Better

I’ve tried volunteering at a number of different organizations over the past few years. It has taken some trial and error to find a mutually rewarding spot for my efforts. Right now, I am happily giving some time to two organizations…

Read More
11 months ago

5 Excellent Reasons Why You Should Consider Volunteer Fundraising

Do you want to do something special, something meaningful for a cause you love? Are you thinking that you are ‘over the hill’ and that your useful days are over? Do you want to make a positive difference somewhere?

Read More
12 months ago

5 Things to Break the Doldrums of Covid-19 Restriction When Over 60

You, me, and just about everyone on the planet is feeling the effects of the Covid-19 restrictions. There are many things we can’t do anymore, and this can make us feel isolated and lonely. For some, it causes lapses into a mild depression…

Read More
1 year ago

How You Can Volunteer as an Older Adult

Are you finding yourself with more time on your hands? Have you retired and are looking for things to do with your days? There are many ways we can occupy ourselves as we get older. We can start new hobbies, we can travel…

Read More
1 year ago

What If You Could Change Someone’s World?

For these past several months, like many of you, I have been operating virtually through Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Skype. Many people have experienced this as exhausting. I understand that position…

Read More
1 year ago

Is It Possible to Find Purpose in the Time of Pandemic? Yes – If You Know Where to Look!

As the pandemic drags on month after month, loneliness can tighten its cruel grip. For many, a sense of purpose is the primary weapon against loneliness, yet thanks to Covid-19, the usual sources of meaning and purpose…

Read More