According to the U.S. Census Bureau the median age of widowhood, for a first marriage, is 59.4 and half of all women who will become widowed, become so by age 65. https://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p70-125.pdf (See table 7)
Each of the links below that you click on will have comments with additional information at the bottom of them.
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY NEED TO KNOW
- IN A NUTSHELL This helps those who aren’t widowed to have a better understanding of what she is going through. (Everyone should read.)
- What to Expect, Now That She is a Widow
- What the widowed won’t tell you but wish you knew
- Widow Acting “Strange”?
- When My Grandmother Became a Widow….
- A Heart for the Widowed Project
FOR THE WIDOWED
- How Long Does One Grieve? (Finding support)
- Grieving the Loss of Friends Who Didn’t Stick Around When Our Loved One Died
- Grieving the Loss of Church Fellowship
- What the Butterfly Can Teach Us
STRESS RELIEF FOR THE WIDOWED
- Benefits of laughter Condensed version of laughter’s benefits here
- Coloring provides Stress Relief for Adults
FINANCES MAY HAVE CHANGED DRASTICALLY SINCE BEING WIDOWED
- Is Your Grandma Hungry and You Don’t Know It? Senior/Elder Hunger ~ The Hidden Epidemic in America.
- Starving Widows in Oklahoma!
- Starving Widows in Oklahoma (Full Story)
- Knick-knacks, Perfume or Jewelry Isn’t What Mom Really Needs A Grocery Store Gift Card May Be Appreciated More Than Anything Else You Can Buy Them
- Elderly hungry in Oklahoma, yet/ many cannot qualify for SNAP (food assistance)
HELPING THE WIDOWED
- A Simple Act That Can Touch a Widow’s Heart
- Make a Difference Day October of Each Year
- Where do I get rid of all of this stuff?
Facebook: A Heart for the Widowed