Thursday, March 19, 2009

Getting better all the time!

At a networking meeting I attended earlier this week I heard a very inspiring word from one of the contestants of the upcoming Ms. Senior Jacksonville pageant. The pageant has four stated purposes:

  • To allow women over the age of 60 to acknowledge their inner beauty and enhance their value in the community and in society
  • To promote community awareness, showmanship and value of our seniors' atributes
  • To educate our community that our seniors are active and vibrant
  • To increase positive attitudes toward our seniors and their well-being
If all of the contestants are as eloquent and vibrant as the one I heard it's sure to be a difficult choice for the judges. I'm just so pleased to see an opportunity for some of the misconceptions and stereotypes about aging to be shattered. Aging is not a disease you know. There used to be a commercial for something that said, "You're not getting older, you're getting better." Truer words were never spoken.


Kenyonn said...

I think these ladies in the pageant are going to have a ball! It's amazing that they are courageous enough to be the first group of ladies to step out and participate.

Did you know the queen will move on to the state pageant?

Betsy said...

They are very courageous indeed Kenyonn, I really do admire all of them. And it's wonderful that they have the opportunity to celebrate being who they are, especially in a culture that values youth over all, or so it seems sometimes. I can't wait to see them strut their stuff at the pageant.