Resources for Older Women
One of our missions at Eccentric Dames Society is to help educate and empower middle-aged and older women. This is a list of educational and service links to help you live your very best life. We are not affiliated with any of these websites or companies; these links are shared purely on an informational basis. For links containing advice, please be aware that opinions stated in these articles are those of the author, who may or may not be experts. We provide these links as guidance, and encourage you to always do your homework before following any advice.
Suicide Help & Prevention
Help for Domestic Violence & Abuse
- The Domestic Violence Hotline
Completely anonymous help via chat or phone, 24/7.
1-800-799-7233 (Click to call from a mobile device)
- Recognizing the Signs of Domestic Abuse
Educate yourself on the signs.
- Elder Abuse
The National Institute on Aging’s resources for elder abuse, including physical/mental abuse, financial abuse, health, and fraud.
- Internet Safety
Learn how to keep yourself safe online when you’re in a domestic abuse situation.
Asbestos: because so many of us live in or have lived in/worked on old houses, we feel it is important to include information about asbestos exposure/mesothelioma. Visit https://www.asbestos.com/mesothelioma/ for information and help on this topic.
Protect Yourself Against Scams
- Credit Karma
A wonderful free app for monitoring your credit and suggestions for improving your credit status.
- Financial Fitness for Women Over 50
- AARP: 5 Smart Financial Moves for Women
- Financial and retirement advice for middle-aged single women with no children
- Amazing Women in History
All the kick-ass women the history books left out
- 7 Badass Women You Didn’t Learn About in History Class
- The History Channel: Women’s History
- Women’s History Month (Annually in March)
- National Women’s History Project
The Subject No One Wants to Talk About (Death)
DIY will services. Make sure your belongings, finances, and final wishes are spelled out. You will save your tribe a lot of difficulty if you take care of this NOW.
- The Order of the Good Death
The Order is about making death a part of your life. That means committing to staring down your death fears- whether it be your own death, the death of those you love, the pain of dying, the afterlife (or lack thereof), grief, corpses, bodily decomposition, or all of the above. Accepting that death itself is natural, but the death anxiety and terror of modern culture are not.
Death can be complicated, but arranging a funeral should not be.