Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did… only backwards and in heels! March is Women’s History Month and Bridge to Better Living is celebrating…after all, our staff is composed entirely of women! Let’s take a peek at the gender who has impacted the world.

Eve… there are no direct quotes, but she definitely was an integral part of starting the human race.

Marie Curie… The twice (and first woman) Nobel Prize winner for chemistry was never encouraged to receive an education, defied her parent’s wishes, and left Poland for Paris. There she accepted the fourth marriage proposal from Pierre Curie in exchange for lab space. After discovering radium (used in cancer treatments) Marie would say, “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that?”

Rosa Parks… In 1955, Rosa intensified the Civil Rights Movement. When asked to move from the front of the bus to the back she was quoted as saying “No.” Her actions led to Rosa being named the “Mother of Civil Rights.” Rosa rightfully believed “Each person must live their life as a model for others,” and she did.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg… A role model for women’s rights, ending sex discrimination, advocating justice, perseverance, and women’s empowerment, RBG was small, but mighty. “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”

Queen Elizabeth… Queen Elizabeth was a common thread for billions of people over seventy years of monarchy. A wife, mother, and truck mechanic in WWII, Elizabeth presided over more than 500 charities and never wavered from her faith. When it was suggested more security was needed, she replied “I have to be seen to be believed.” Not anymore!

Mother Teresa… In 1979, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded her “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress. ”Mother Teresa left home at 18, never seeing her mother again. She herself begged for food, and once taught Calcutta students by writing in the mud. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

Dolly Parton… Despite a reputation for six-inch heels, Dolly is a successful businesswoman and philanthropist. Her Imagination Library has fostered children’s literacy in multiple countries. While entertaining the world, Dolly inspires. “Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”

Bridge to Better Living celebrates each client they serve. Placement with Passion® is the ripple that continues to change the world. Seniors matter… whether wearing heels or feeling life is not easy, Bridge to Better Living is busy helping others make a life worth living. Contact them today for your Senior Transition journey.