Monday, March 30, 2015

"Meet Me at the Mall" April Event

I enjoy this event very much. Owen Funeral Homes' in Louisville, Ky. has a very active Aftercare program for the bereaved.  This year we will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Matthews Mall – Christopher and Banks Store by Women’s Dillard’s. I will help women from our support groups choose flattering and comfortable warm weather clothing.
To Register Contact: Genene Nisbet, 502-447-7759 or genene.nisbet@owenfuneralhome.com
We will head over to the food court for lunch afterward.  This will be a great time to get out of the house and visit.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Over 50 Bloggers

I've grown weary of all the well meaning advice for women over 50, myself included. I think we bloggers have put undo stress on women who are burdened already by being sandwiched in between children, partners and aging parents. If she hasn't retired yet then there is even MORE pressure. There aren't enough hours in the day to take care of obligations and still get enough sleep. It's no wonder that weight goes up as deep fatigue becomes a way of life. It's the beginning of elastic waist pants and tops that billow over her expanding abdomen. There is no longer a trace of her waist and her thighs now rub together. She's in desperate need of a new bra but has no time to go to the mall for a proper fitting. So she logs on to the internet every night before bed to see if anyone is posting information that will help her navigate her life and lose 20 pounds before her next special event. The advice she usually finds is great for women who are in their 50's and want to be "cool." At 60+ the drive to be "cool" and youthful looking isn't as strong. The drive may be to be financially secure in her advancing years. She may now be widowed and creating a whole new way of life...not what she expected to do in her 50's. She may have finished raising her children and can devote her time to helping her grandchildren. You don't need to be hip or cool to do any of the above. It's OK to look like a Granny if you are one. It's OK to look like you're mourning if you are bereaved. It's OK to wear whatever is comfortable, especially if you have health problems that affect your mobility. Ignore those women's blogs, TV shows and magazines if they make you feel "less than." What's more important after 60 is your happiness and your ability to get out of bed every day looking forward to what life has to offer.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Gray Hair Models

These 12 women are so beautiful because they have embraced their natural hair color instead of dying it to look younger. I hope we will see more models like these fabulous Ladies in fashion magazines and in catalogs.