Right before I attended Government Day, I was laid off from a job I had been at for almost 13 years. Being a, not quite old enough to retire grandma, people aren’t exactly knocking down my door to offer me a job!! I was used to working 10 to 12 hours a day and I need something to keep me busy. ENTER THE D.O.C!!!
For several years my girlfriends and I had talked about joining the Red Hat Society! For those of you who don’t know what that is, “The Red Hat Society began as a result of a few women deciding to greet middle age with verve, humor and elan. We believe silliness is the comedy relief of life, and since we are all in it together, we might as well join red-gloved hands and go for the gusto together. Underneath the frivolity, we share a bond of affection, forged by common life experiences and a genuine enthusiasm for wherever life takes us next.”
However, it was a little more structured than we really wanted or had time for and since many of us have been married to our high school sweethearts for almost 50 years and we are all are used to doing almost everything together…We decided we wanted to include our men in the get togethers!! We wanted to meet often, look silly, laugh, love and we also knew we wanted to have a purpose!!
- Like so many seniors, we are on limited incomes and we can not give money in a “big” manner, but want to help
- There are many families that are struggling with the financial needs living in So. California and then add to that, dealing with the health issues of a Type 1 child on a daily basis, not only is their time limited, so are their pocket books, but they too want to help
- There are thousand of Adult Type 1’s out there, many of whom are struggling with health insurance, unemployment, young families, health issues and a need to belong, but they too want to help
- What can we do to get our legislators to understand the importance of better treatment and A CURE for Diabetes. How do we get them to “get it”!!!