"Freedom, without a doubt, comes to mind. When I think of freedom from a standpoint of a life worth living, it's the freedom to do what I want to do, when I want to do it, with whom I want to. It comes down to having the flexibility and resources that allow you to do those kind of things." ~ Sankofa Stories SAGE Sistah
Sankofa Stories is a narrative report that seeks to reflect on the question, “What can we learn by centering the experiences of Black women in our conversations and policies on aging and aging in place in California?” Conducted in strategic collaboration with California Black Women’s Health Project and Village Movement California, Part I of the report lifts up themes from interviews and focus groups with “seasoned” Black women who share their perspectives and lived experiences as older and aging Black women. Part II of the report is specifically contextualized within the framework of Equity and the California Master Plan on Aging. This section highlights descriptive statistics of the social determinants of health that disproportionately impact Black women’s aging experiences and begs the question of what’s actually needed to achieve equitable outcomes for older and aging Black women in California.
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Planning for your future now will give you more choices down the road. You’ve probably heard this before, and, it is true. The choices you make now decide the future quality of your life. Think about it.
- Can you see yourself living in your own home as you age?
- Or will you live near or with your children and grandchildren?
- Perhaps you plan to see the world before settling down.
- Maybe you are the caregiver of your adult parents, or you are active in your community and plan to remain so for as long as possible.
Yes, you can live the life you desire and be fabulous at forty, phenomenal at fifty, sensual at sixty, sensational at seventy, and elegant at eighty and beyond.
The possibilities for your future are endless, yet, it requires a plan. Now is the time to:
- Create the life you desire
- Assess your health, finances, and well-being
- Decide how your life should look at every stage
Sistahs Aging with Grace & Elegance can help you age gracefully and build the future you desire.