“We are daughters, sisters, mothers and wives; entrepreneurs, employees and retirees; friends – young and old. And we are even more exceptional when we work together and help each other. We know what needs to be done and how to make it happen – at home, at work or in the organizations we support with our time and our talents. The Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County is here to support you on your journey – whether your are adjusting to a career change, concerned about financial security, coping with difficult family relationships or seeking opportunities for personal growth and self-sufficiency. We invite you to take your next steps with the help of the Women’s Resource Center. Our caring team will provide you the resources, guidance and support you need to create your own solutions. And, we will be here to celebrate your accomplishments.” Women’s Resource Center website: www.thewomensresourcecenter.org
The plunge into widowhood at 85 posed many new roadblocks for Barbara (above). She didn’t know how to write a check or pay bills. Self-esteem lagging, a WRCSC Peer Resource Advisor referred her to Challenge, which recharged and empowered her with new hope and a fresh attitude. Barbara is grateful to have had so many amazing women help her move forward and away from people who are not willing to make changes as they age. Our time together, one of nine portrait sessions for the Women’s Resource Center annual celebration – Redefining Balance/Renaissance 2013, was one of laughter, hope, joy, sharing, optimism. Our session gave this photographer glimpse into the joyful new life of a women with hope and happiness as an octogenarian and beyond!! Thank you, Barbara and WRCSC!