I hunt down senior life coaches like Mr. Fudd hunts down his famous “wascally wabbit”, and just like the elusive Mr. Bunny, I find they are few and far between. I need to hear from others who are experiencing some of the stuff I encounter when simply trying to help others live a full senior life.
What folks don’t know is that we are supplying a dual service. We feel better when living our passion and we hope to bring others along. So simple, but some make it difficult, so reach harder for them. You know, they say you can lead a horse to water but can’t make him drink. Well, I think I would throw it in his face, so he at least learns what it feels like. He might get thirsty and remember where he first encountered it.
Zenobia Silas-Carson is a native of Chicago IL who has lived in Minnesota for the last 30 years. She has worked as an advocate for battered women, and those being released from the prison system. Zenobia is also a former elementary school teacher and nursing assistant. Currently she resides and works in a fifty-five plus community where she holds the position of office assistant and activities director. She facilitates three food programs, is the proprietor of Zenobia’s Community Store and in her so called spare time is a life coach for seniors. In her other spare time she is a mother grandmother, great grandmother and licensed minister.
Rochelle Emmanuel says
You are Awesome and I’ve always admired you. My Daughter and I miss you . She still have the book you sent her. When, she was in Prison after her release in 2007. You were friends on Facebook. I miss talking on the phone for hours with you.
Alberta Knudtsen says
Hi Zenobia!! I love what you are doing! I’m sure you have always been one who seeks to empower others. That is just who you are and it’s very obvious by how you express yourself.
Yes, a senior coach – WOW! That is already on my mind and I don’t rank senior status yet at 62! But already I’m finding that seniors are on my mind and I don’t want to be like most of them – having given up on life just because they have reached a certain number that they see as the end of active and productive living. What a lie they are believing.
I’d love to have some of your ideas on coaching seniors. I still live overseas now doing member care for a mission, but in 2 years I will be back in the US and want to encourage people to not give up on life just because of a certain chronological number.
Blessings to you as you empower people to LIVE!
Thank you for this wonderful comment! Yes, I was always at this, even as a young kid. Trying to get people to reconcile themselves to the “now” and making the most of it.
Your note really made my day! <3