Episode 63 — The Life of a Baby Boomer Blogger— with Guest Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski



Today, Lynn S. Evans is joined by Rebecca Forstadt Olkowski, a baby boomer blogger and founder of BabyBoomster.com.

Rebecca writes for active women over 50 who love to have fun, explore the world, stay healthy and vibrant for as long as possible, and aspire to make the world a better place for future generations. On her blog, Rebecca shares her thoughts and experiences about beauty, fashion, travel, lifestyle, wellness, and entertainment.

Warm-hearted and refreshingly candid, Rebecca shares her first memories around money, the financial decision she regrets most, surviving financially as a widow, and finding success as a baby boomer blogger. Rebecca also explains how she mentors budding writers who are starting their own blog and website.

 

Listen now to learn more about blogging as a career and how Rebecca uses her life experiences and interests to create content that resonates with baby boomer women everywhere.

Resources: 

BabyBoomster.com | SharpBizImage.com | Contact Rebecca | LynnSEvans.com


Episode 62 – Reimagining Retirement Communities — with Guest Wendi Burkhardt



In today’s episode, Lynn S. Evans speaks with special guest Wendi Burkhardt about Silvernest, a unique roommate-matching service that helps baby boomers and empty nesters age-in-place and use their homes as an income-producing asset during retirement.

As Silvernest’s CEO, Wendi discusses her passion behind bringing people together in an affordable house-sharing situation. Wendi also explains how Silvernest helps users find roommates who are qualified, vetted, and compatible.

Additionally, Wendi describes how she designed Silvernest’s business plan and how this organization took off and became known as one America’s best entrepreneurial companies.

Tune in and learn all about this service that’s recreating the way older adults spend their next life chapter.

Silvernest | Contact Wendi Burkhardt


Episode 61 –  Championing Health and Wellness for Residents and Communities in Northeast Pennsylvania—with Guest LaTida Smith  



In this episode, Lynn Evans and special guest, LaTida Smith, discuss the Moses Taylor Foundation, an organization that aims to improve the health and wellness of residents and communities in Northeast Pennsylvania. LaTida is making a difference in her community by taking a different approach to her role as President and CEO.  

LaTida talks about her philanthropy background, the state of racial and gender diversity in philanthropy, along with the tremendous honor and responsibility that comes with giving a voice to people who are often unheard. LaTida also discusses a community partnership that she is especially proud to have helped on behalf of the organization.

LaTida credits her family for always believing in her, and especially credits her grandmother for showing her the kind of love that made her feel like she could soar.  

Tune into this episode to learn more about LaTida and how she is making a difference in her community with the Moses Taylor Foundation.

Moses Taylor Foundation | LaTida Smith’s LinkedIn |

 


Episode 60 – Who Will Care for Baby Boomers?— With Guest, Joy Loverde



Today, Lynn Evans and special guest, Joy Loverde, discuss an uncomfortable question that becomes more pressing as we age…

Should we need it, who will care for us when we’re older?

Joy Loverde is a family caregiver and the author of Who Will Take Care Of Me When I’m Old? Joy approaches this episode with a blend of candor and sensitivity as she and Lynn discuss fallacies of aging, how to talk about caregiving with siblings and parents, and how we can lay the foundation for our own fulfilling and secure future.

Tune into this episode for practical advice that will help you plan for your future.

Joy Loverde’s website | Joy Loverde’s LinkedIn | Joy Loverde’s Twitter:


Episode 59 – How to Navigate a Divorce Settlement with Guest, Carol Lee Roberts



Are you in the middle of a divorce settlement?

Today’s episode is all about helping women prepare for the divorce process. Even just the thought of going through this significant life transition can feel overwhelming.

To address this emotional and challenging process, Lynn S. Evans has brought in a special guest, Carol Lee Roberts, president of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™. Carol shares her expertise with empathy and an undeniable passion for helping women come out strong on the other side of a divorce. Tune into this episode to build up your knowledge and feel more prepared for this next phase of your life.

Personal LinkedIn:Carol Lee Roberts


Episode 58 – With Candida Seasock



Candida remembers staring up at the Statue of Liberty in awe.  

At nine years old, she had just arrived on a ship to the U.S., alongside her mom and sister. Candida would spend the rest of her childhood marveling at her mom’s ability to stretch out a dollar and support her family on a low income.

Fast forward to over 50 years later, and Candida is a business owner who has also formed several nonprofit organizations. She is the Founder and President of CTS Associates, LLC., which specializes in fostering client growth and management success.

Tune in as Candida tells Lynn all about her network of women helping other women, gives her take on the #MeToo Movement, and shares money lessons she learned from her mother.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candidaseasock/

Call: 609.471.1188

Email: PJSCTS@Comcast.net


Episode 57 – Isobel Wayrick VP at Mars International



Isobel Wayrick hadn’t even begun high school when she received her first paycheck.

When Isobel was 15 years old, she and her parents immigrated to the U.S. with little money. Determined to afford a college education for their daughter, Isobel’s parents got her a part-time job—another source of income for the family. The Scottish teenager would spend that summer filing papers in a stuffy, dusty attic for Sherwin-Williams.

Over 60 years later, Isobel is an accomplished wildlife photographer and vice president of Mars International.

In this episode, Isobel and I share a humorous and warm-hearted conversation about finding avenues for self-expression, taking the leap to becoming self-employed and ultimately becoming financially independent. Learn more about this baby boomer woman who took money into her own hands, all while having fun.

Isobel Wayrick – LinkedIn


Episode 56 – Don’t Give Up Your Dreams  – With Kim Manning



Ever since Kim Manning was 10 years old, she planned on becoming an attorney. But at that time, her dream felt like a tall order. Maybe even impossible.

Kim’s parents became separated that same year, and the family’s income plummeted. Kim and her mother landed in welfare housing after losing their home. Relying on food stamps and Medicaid became their new way of life.

But Kim didn’t give up on her dream– and neither did her mother.

In this episode, Attorney Kim Manning, Director of Legal Services at UPMC Susquehanna, tells the story of her mother’s ingenuity and resilience. Relentless and fiercely creative, her mother would make sure that Kim achieved her goal of becoming an attorney.

I hope you enjoy this episode as Kim shares her experience with navigating a career in law, parenting a child with an intellectual disability– and how her mother’s lasting influence has helped her do both.


Episode 55 – A Love Letter to Caregivers



Caregivers tend put the needs of others first, and therefore they are vulnerable to feeling depleted – as though they’re “running on empty”

Take it from Amy Goyer, a music therapist and Family and Caregiving Expert for AARP. Amy has been caring for older adults her entire life, all while writing, advocating and speaking on behalf of families and caregivers.

In this episode, Amy lets me in on her secrets for long-distance caregiving, and how caregivers can use a musical soundtrack to help older adults transition throughout the day.

Please enjoy this episode, as Amy and I discuss tips for caregivers while sharing our personal experiences with humor and empathy.

 

LINKS:

Schedule a meeting with me: Lynn S Evans – MeetMe

Amy Goyer – Website

Amy Goyer – Twitter


Episode 54: How To Reinvent Your Life At 60, with Meredith Maran



Like a lot of women her age, Meredith Maran has a hard time believing she’s a woman of her age. And yet she’s published more than a dozen books, including The New Old MeWhy We Write About OurselvesWhy We WriteMy Lie, and A Theory of Small Earthquakes. She writes for The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Christian Science MonitorThe Los Angeles Review of BooksThe Rumpus, and Salon. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, Meredith lives in a Silver Lake bungalow that’s even older than she is.  

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