We take pride in having advanced to this age. We are women over 50 years old. Senior, in this case, means we have graduated from one life stage to another. Our interests are varied, our tastes eclectic, our need for information unending.
Although the site is meant for women over 50 we've had communications with women as young as 36 and those well into their eighth decade who find this site a home and, simultaneously, a departure location. We notice that those 'liking' us on our Facebook and Twitter accounts are trending younger than before. We've fashioned this site in an attempt to reflect women's issues and concerns and hope it reflects those two most compelling relationships, that of community and connectivity.
We have been introducing authors, articles and columns that we hope will engage and stimulate. Taking the title Senior Women Web and the URL Seniorwomen.com for this site is a mark of pride and celebration. Many women over fifty have found new challenges and problems in a society somewhat uncomfortable with its aging population.
Senior Women Web enjoys the contributions of women who bring original content to this site. Culture Watch features reviews by the late Julia Sneden and our charter reviewer Emily Mitchell. Reviewers are Joan L. Cannon, Jill Norgren, Serena Nanda and Joan Gregg. Art reviewer Val Castronovo has taken us to art shows we cannot reach but yearn to see.
Please consult the author's page for a list of contributors whose humor, experience and expertise enrich this site.
Feminist author and political scientist Jo Freeman has contributed articles over the past decade and a half on political trends, personalities, meetings and conventions.
Rose Madeline Mula was an early addition to the site and, fortunately for us, still continues with her humorous essays to this day. Ferida Wolff writes about her backyard experiences with gardening and host to various creatures and birds. Elaine Irish Expatriot Jane Shortall entertains with tales from France and elsewhere. Doris O'Brien's humorous outlook in regards to her online dating experience and other wry views characterize her writing. Roberta McReynolds continues to delight on many subjects, including her topic of experimenting with programs, crafts and belly-dancing.
Elaine Soloway blogs about her experiences with caregiving, widowhood, and dating. She's also the mother of Jill and Faith Soloway, and the inspiration for Shelly Pfefferman (Judith Light) on Amazon Video's award- winning series, Transparent.
Linda Coyner has won two Garden Writer's Association Garden Globe Awards for her SeniorWomen.com column, Garden Edition. Margaret Cullison has been writing a series called My Mother's Cookbook and Sharon Kapnick, a sommelier and award winning wine author, has instructed us in the art of choosing wines. Joan James Rapp has traveled to Africa on safari and to China. Sonya Zabulowski has also contributed articles on her travels.
Besides these contributors, the site is responsible for connecting to current studies, interviews, excerpts and other news items of interest as well as Money and Computing items. We strive to bring you a window into the eclectic mix the Web provides. We welcome your contributions for shopping pages.
As editor and founder of the site, I have retired from my position as a Senior Reporter for Time Magazine (after a twenty-five year career), in part because this website became increasingly important. We expect a lengthy tenure with Senior Women Web and with those who enjoy and support it.
Older Adults and Internet Use, according to the Pew Internet and American Life Project study in June of 2012, show that "53% of American adults age 65 and older use the Internet or email. Though these adults are still less likely than all other age groups to use the Internet, the latest data represent the first time that half of seniors are going online. After several years of very little growth among this group, these gains are significant."
SeniorWomen.com hopes to continue adding readers who care for our purpose and content. We have revised our design to make navigation more visible, content easier to email and have provided gradations in varying font sizes.
If you are interested in advertising on SeniorWomenWeb, please read the Advertisers page or call 510-524-1510.
Tam Gray, Founder and CEO. Updated December of 2016. Color Tints by Rampline
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