Throughout history, many women have found that they were most effective at writing, painting, activism, and other pursuits after they become seniors. By that point, their children were grown and they were able to focus on their passions instead of on raising a family or other obligations. So if your senior mom, sister, aunt, or other female relative thinks that they can’t follow their dreams after the age of 65 let them know that these women prove it’s possible.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Ruth Bader Ginsberg served as a Justice on the Supreme Court for 27 years and was still a sitting justice when she passed away at the age of 87. Though battled with cancer and other health problems she continued to influence the laws of the United States writing opinions and hearing cases as part of the Supreme Court.
Hillary Clinton has achieved many historic firsts throughout her decades-long career in politics but her greatest achievement came when she was 69 years old. She was the first woman to run for President as the candidate of a major political party and she won the nation’s popular vote by more than 2 million votes. When she first entered into politics as a political wife to her husband and former President Bill Clinton the idea of a woman becoming President was ridiculous. But at nearly 70 years old she ran and very nearly won.
Susan B. Anthony
Many have argued that women in the U.S. wouldn’t have the right to vote today without the tireless activism of Susan B. Anthony. She was an activist all of her life, starting with anti-slavery activism in her teens. Throughout her life and right up until her death in her 80s she campaigned to protect the most vulnerable people and fought for the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
Toni Morrison was a prolific writer whose novels, non-fiction books, poetry, and other writings changed the entire trajectory of American culture. She was actively writing and influencing culture right up until her death at the age of 88.
All of these women were passionate about very different things but they all continued to pursue their dreams and passions well into their senior years. Seniors today have many opportunities to learn new skills, pursue their passions, and volunteer or become activists for causes they care about. With a companion care at home provider to help with things like housekeeping, medication management, and cooking seniors today are doing more than ever. Senior women can also get help from a companion care at home provider with things like Internet research that will help them as they go after their dreams. Talk to your senior loved one about what dreams they would like to pursue in the next phase of life.
If you or an aging loved-one is considering Companion Home Care in Ridgewood, NY, please contact the caring staff at Beacon Eldercare Inc. today. (718) 406-9500
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