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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sassy Seniors on Mother's Expectations, Marriage, Faith and Politics


Melba, Rosemary and Susan aka Senior Agenda's Sassy Seniors


Meet Senior Agenda's Sassy Seniors.  We call them our Grove City trio of spitfire. They made their debut on 2/20/14 and are scheduled back by popular demand in June. They are long-time friends and confidants but they each have their own unique perspective to share. Their experiences are as varied as their voices. Listen to the recent interview here.

Rosemary Barkes is the author of The Dementia Dance and was featured on Senior Agenda earlier this year shortly after her book was published.  Revisit that blog here. My favorite thing about Rosemary is her thirst and enthusiasm for learning and life.  She's an adventurist.  Although she presents with a stylish sophistication, she also has a child-like charm about her when contemplating the possibility of tomorrow's adventures.  Her eyes actually light up and dance!  But don't get too comfortable.  She can be serious and will set the record straight without hesitation. Her theme song should be: I get knocked down, but I get up again. You're never gonna keep me down...Listen here.

Melba Hompertz is a feisty, opinionated trail blazer. She chose career over marriage and spent 35 years in the male-dominated sphere of financial services. She is now a certified financial planner. My favorite thing about Melba is her fever and determination as a political activist.  She believes she can make the difference and so she does!  She is driven and measures her success in terms of the impact she makes. She is one of those special women who doesn't just talk about it - she is about it!  Her theme song should be:  Ain't nothing gonna break my stride.  Nobody's gonna slow me down.  Oh no, I've got to keep on moving...Listen here.

Susan Brunner is motivational speaker and Christian author of fiction. Her pen name is Susan Kay Box Brunner. This woman is a Survivor!  Her story is riddled with unbelievable hardship but she just keeps going and learning and growing.  She has cheated death on more than one occasion. My favorite thing about Susan is the fact that she radiates unconditional and unbridled LOVE.  She has the wisdom to accept the things she cannot change but she also counts it all joy.  Although she speaks softly, her message is powerful and she is a voice of influence.  Her theme song should be: Oh Lord My God, When I in Awesome Wonder...Listen here.

Stay tuned to Senior Agenda for more girlfriend chatter and life-lessons with The Sassy Seniors!