Retiree Friendships Form Through the Transition Network

Transition Network is well known and sets out to nurture women “50 and forward” by connecting them with other accomplished women. Deep friendships are formed along with a sense of community. Women use their “knowledge and skills to build new social and professional networks, find volunteer opportunities, and savor life as they experience their individual transitions.” MoreMary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

Why Women Seem More Content then Men Living Alone in Retirement

Money does not in and of itself make a happy retirement life, and when it comes to lifestyle, women seem to adjust better to living alone than men. Generally as a group, women who live alone in retirement are happy, content and satisfied.  More so, it seems than men in the same situation. MoreMary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

Women have the Edge with Flexibility and Resilience in Aging

Women go through far more roles throughout their lives than men. Women become more accustomed to change and the constant adjustments of life, there is thinking that this ability is a longevity advantage for successful aging. Men have fewer role changes and often are directionless in retirement when they no longer associate their worth to job title. Consequently, they appear less able to manage the changes brought on by the aging process. MoreMary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

Women Earn 76.5% of what Men Earn

Generally speaking, women still earn only 77 cents for every dollar men earn, and this disparity widens dramatically with age… The good news is that over the past 34 years, the gap has narrowed.  In the early 1980s, women earned about 60 cents for every dollar that men earned. More … Mary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

Institute for Women’s Policy Research Pinpoint 2058 before Men and Women Reach Earnings Parity

Women’s Policy Research reports: “the gender wage gap for full-time/year round workers is 21.7 percent. Women’s median annual earnings in 2013 were $39,157 compared with $50,033 for men. Neither women’s nor men’s earnings significantly improved compared with 2012. If the pace of change in the annual earnings ratio continues at the same rate as it has since 1960, it will take another 45 years, until 2058, for men and women to reach parity.” More Mary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

Beauty is a Lousy Investment

Society is relentlessly hard on women and their appearance. This author takes a look at how women have bought into the short term benefits of spending money on augmenting their appearance and then learn too late in life that investing in beauty was a lousy investment. At retirement age, women are still chasing the beauty marketing message. More …   Mary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC

4 Steps for Women Reinventing Their Careers After 50

Certain behavioral patterns help drive reinvention success and here are 4 lessons: Don’t overthink, action always wins over doing nothing. A career reinvention process can be overwhelming but work consistently, small steps every day builds momentum toward a meaningful new path. Surrounding yourself with caring people who are supportive will give you energy and determination. More …Mary Ann (Mimi) Doucette is President of Doucette Medical Supply, Ltd. aka Doucette Medical Supply, LLC