Who would have guessed that a midwest girl from El Dorado, Kansas would grow up to be… Ms. Texas Senior America in 2009?! Sarah Senter’s life was already full. She has been married 33 years, is the mother of 2 and grandmother of 3. She and her husband run a successful custom drapery business. She has been a performing tap dancer since she was 5. And in 2009, she entered the Ms. Texas Senior America pageant, and won! After a year of promoting the pageant, and it’s theme of redefining the senior woman as active and involved, she is getting ready to pass on her crown to Ms. Texas Senior America 2010. Be sure to catch this terrific event on Saturday, August 14 at 1 pm at the Dallas Doubletree Hotel. To schedule an event, or find out more about her custom drapery business, contact Ms. Senter the old fashioned way – pick up the phone and call her at (972) 617-8090.
Another Midwesterner, Duane Krueger grew up in a small town in central Illinois. After receiving a Bachelors Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University, Duane began his career as a teacher and a guidance counselor. He later moved into educational sales in the corporate environment. About five years ago, Duane met a couple in his church that was offering reverse mortgages as a resource for seniors to access the equity in what is traditionally a couple’s largest asset, their home. Shortly thereafter, Duane switched careers, and has been offering this same resource to seniors in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area ever since. Today, Duane is a reverse mortgage specialist with Next Generation Financial Services. He can be reached at (877) 539-4040, or via email at email@example.com.
Eileen Nebhut grew up in Nashville. She attended Vanderbilt University, received her degree in Psychology, and never used it in her career! She started in the publishing business in New York City. Wanting to travel, and pursue a career in art, Eileen went to Christie’s in London to be educated further. She loved so much, she spent the next seven years working for Christie’s in London. Six years ago, Eileen moved to Atlanta, knowing maybe five people. Having a desire to combine her Design School training, her knowledge of interiors and exteriors into her own business, she conceived and launched NHabitation. NHabitation is a home management firm that offers everything from organizing and space planning to decorating, renovations and Aging in Place-specalized services. Find out more by calling Eileen directly at (404) 309-2152, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit her on the web at www.nhabitation.com.
Lynn Barbee originally thought she was going to be a broadcast journalist. An Atlanta native, she received her degree in Public Relations. Having been raised by her grandmother, during college Lynn became her grandmother’s caregiver. At that time, Lynn knew nothing about hospice, so she and her grandmother really walked that journey alone. Her career has run a course from senior-focused property management to assisted living and, finally, to hospice. Lynn currently works for Homestead Hospice, and absolutely loves her work because of the amazing resource she is able to provide for families. Lynn notes that hospice should not be thought of as hope abandoned, but rather as “hope redefined” – uniting families, encouraging conversations and preserving memories. Lynn also loves the fact that Homestead Hospice puts care of the patient and the family as paramount, and often goes above and beyond the call to service them. Contact Lynn at (877) 355-4472, or visit their website at www.homesteadhospice.net.