Friday, September 30, 2022

Celebrate International Day of Older Persons

 United Nations International Day of Older Persons 

I am pleased to join with multiple global organizations and celebrate the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, October 1, 2022. The 2022 theme is Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World that offers a unique and complimentary approach across countries. Thank you for this awareness and support from my conversations with Canadian and USA colleagues a few months ago.

Clarity came to me this year on letting go of the past data with old government systems and embrace living longer and healthier lives because of new ideas and innovations supporting each of us. These new ideas are changing each of us and our daily stories are all valued.

Older Women Collaborating on Story Ideas
Picture is Shared Courtesy centre for aging better unsplash photographer

New York Commemoration: “The Resilience and Contributions of Older Women”

I celebrate the special New York  Commemoration “The Resilience of Contributions of Older Women” because I am a part of three generations of women throughout the past 100 years.

“While older women continue to meaningfully contribute to their political, civil, economic, social and cultural lives; their contributions and experiences remain largely invisible and disregarded, limited by gendered disadvantages accumulated throughout the life course.”

“UNIDOP 2022 is a call to action and opportunity aimed to embrace the voices of older women and showcase their resilience and contributions in society.”

Objectives of International Day of Older Persons 2022 #UNIDOP2022:

  • To highlight the resilience of older women in the face of environmental, social, economic and lifelong inequalities
  • To raise awareness of the importance of improved world-wide data collection, disaggregated by age and gender
  • To call on member states, UN entities, UN Women, and civil society to include older women in the center of all policies, ensuring gender equality as described in the Secretary-General’s report, Our Common Agenda
The 2022 theme of International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) and "Older Women" serves as a hallmark and reminder of the significant role older women play in traversing global challenges and contributing to their solutions with resilience and fortitude.

Three Generations of Women - My Celebration Story

Mother and I are a part of three generations of women stories who have seen the milestone achievement of 1919 of women voting rights amendment in USA, career women working outside the home during the second world war, balance of raising family, and contributing to local communities they are a part of.

 My Grandmothers lived a short distance from each other in Kansas and Oklahoma in the early 1900s in USA without ever knowing each other.  They both shared the experience of  relocating to different locations and starting lives and beginnings in their new communities - one moved across state lines and the other relocated as an immigrant from another country each focused on a better life for themselves and family.   

Mother, Teacher, and Career Woman

Mother was a child when women received the right to vote, and I have her silent example of how important it is as a female to have our voting opportunity, She never missed the opportunity to vote in each election and I follow this example today.   

 Mother, graduated from college and worked first as a school teacher. I saw multiple people, students, return several years later and tell her thank you and  how she helped to change their life. She saw the many challenges as a working woman in the 1940s yet resilient and never giving up.  She never spoke about the working challenges she encountered.

My siblings and I had this same teacher in our childhood years, she was caregiver to her parents with cancer and late life diseases, and as a community activist during this part of her life. The fourth cycle she enjoyed her time with children and  grandchildren, travel,  and as a painter with self-expression.

I thank her and all older women across the world who continue to face inequalities and show us what great role models look like - we can and will continue to do better.

Let's make a difference by sharing our older women personal stories now and record them now.   

And Celebrating My  Family Roots  Stories ~ The Fun Guru Tour

Resource:  United Nations International Day of Older Persons


Friday, May 13, 2022

Ocean Energy, Surfers, Beach View, Lighthouse Love, Santa Cruz, CA

There is nothing more calming and centering than a ocean views and a beach state of mind.

“And the wind whispers, "Don't be afraid. I am here. Close your eyes, smell the salty air, and let the spirit of the ocean move you."

“There is nothing more calming and centering than an ocean view, bright sunshine and a gentle coastal breeze. A beach state of mind is the best state of mind."  

Wouldn't you agree?

Santa Cruz Surfers Lighthouse Calming Energy 

I celebrate my popular picture taken a couple years ago. 20k views since 2019, 99 downloads that I shared on another web page group.  Thank you. 

My offer  today is people may order this special treasure gift photography print for youself or a special person in your life to embrace this ocean energy and beach state of mind in your home every day. Share this special coastal place that I frequent each year. 

 Many thanks for sharing this  and supporting me as an independent small woman business locally in Santa Clara, CA. 

Profile link: "Buy my artwork and prints" @MeetDonnaW on Twitter and Instagram. 

I am grateful to share with you this piece of coastal living and ocean energy I experience.  

I am happy to support you in setting up your orders for prints, contact me at my website. 

This is where you may order the prints yourself

Santa Cruz Surfer Lighthouse  is surrounded by hills of beauty that hikers enjoy, as well as water and beach activities.  It is also a spiritual and relaxing place to turn off the electronic devices, and enjoy mindful conversations with the the locals. ~ The Fun Tour Guru

Yes I am offering this special picture to purchase so you may enjoy this special ocean and beach energy vibe.  

Thank you - with gratitude and kindness. 

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