Saturday, May 14, 2011


“Today’s senior woman has redefined the term rocking granny,” said Karen Guice, Chairman of the Board for Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc.

Guice was emcee for the recent pageant I attended -- and about which I wrote in this week’s Chelsea Community column in the Shelby County Reporter (Find it at Shelbanivens,shelbycountyreporter.)

According to their website, Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc is a “non-profit organization designed to enrich the lives of senior women while also allowing them to share their experiences, wisdom, and interests with others.”  Winners at the state level go on to compete nationally.

Participants are women sixty years and older, who have “reached the Age of Elegance.” Winners serve as ambassadors, performing for nursing homes, parades, and civic organizations.

Ms. Senior Alabama, Inc. also provides opportunity for inter-generational activities through the presentation of a college scholarship.
“Women grow through the pageants,” Sally Beth Vick, Ms. Senior Alabama 2009, said. “They get to do things they have never done before.”

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