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ISLAND SUN - OCTOBER 2, 2015
Got A Problem?
Dr. Connie Is In
on women to find
their life partner in
their 20’s mainly
because of the urge
to settle down and
have a family. The
good news is that
women are now in the work force and
establishing careers at this time, or they
are still in school for higher education.
Many women in their 20’s do not want
to get married until they are established
in their own careers and they are wise
to do this because they can still have
healthy pregnancies now into their 40’s.
Know that it’s your belief system that
will lead you to the right life partner.
Open your heart and know that you are
never too old.
I have known people who met their
partner in their 80’s. Never say never or
you are using your inner critic and limit-
ing self beliefs to negate any possibility of
someone coming in.
I was one of those who did not get
married for the first time until age 53,
and I have no regrets at all. I was in rela-
tionships, however, they were not right
for me and somehow I had that inner
knowing. I did seek therapy to understand
why I was selecting men who were not in
my highest good then I understood ways
to break the cycle. Once I was able to let
go of the “need” to find the right man,
things seemed to flow better in terms of
meeting men, dating and someone com-
ing into my life who felt right.
One aspect of the aging process is to
do the kinds of things you love and chanc-
es are you will attract someone whom you
have similar interests with. Whether its
sports, art, music, literature or fundrais-
ing events, you have a great chance of
meeting someone that you are compatible
with. Even online dating services have
been successful for many and they will
match your profile with someone whom
you will be somewhat compatible with.
I cannot emphasize enough to live
your life to its fullest. Take group travel
trips or classes aboard a cruise line.
Instead of waiting for Mr. Right to come
along, do all the things you love and sur-
render finding that potential mate. There
is a lot to be said about when you least
expect it. So go ahead and have fun
because at any age, if you really want
someone and release the need, someone
will show up who is right for you.
Constance Clancy-Fisher, EdD is
a licensed mental health therapist,
hypnotherapist, author and holistic
stress management instructor. She can
be reached at constanceclancyfisher@
Assisted Living Seminar At Shell Point
Shell Point Retirement Community
encourages senior adults and their
family members to better understand
the many types of assisted living facili-
ties and what to look for when choosing
a community. Learn more during a free
seminar held on Friday, October 16 at 10
a.m. at The Springs at Shell Point.
During this informative presenta-
tion, Shell Point’s assisted living expert,
McKenzie Millis, will simplify the search for
assisted living by breaking down the many
levels of assisted living care, types of facili-
ties, and various licensures. Each presenta-
tion attendee will receive a comparative
worksheet to use when exploring future
assisted living options.
“Not knowing what to look for when
choosing an assisted living community can
be overwhelming. This search usually takes
place during a medical crisis or other need-
driven circumstance, which adds stress
to a generally complicated process,” said
Millis. “The goal for this presentation is to
simplify this search and help attendees plan
ahead for their future care.”
Assisted living at Shell Point provides support for shopping, meal preparation, activ-
ities of daily living, and housekeeping, along with the benefits of having a physician,
pharmacy, and lifestyle amenities in close proximity. Making the decision to relocate
early can allow you to stay independent and make the choices that are best for you or
your loved one.
The Springs at Shell Point is located off of Summerlin Road and McGregor
Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel Causeway, at 13901 Shell Point Plaza in Fort
Myers. The Springs offers affordable, month-to-month assisted living care on a private-
pay basis, and provides access to Shell Point’s resort-style amenities and healthcare
Call 454-2077 to reserve your place at this free educational presentation. Also, for
more information about The Springs at Shell Point or to request an assisted living bro-
chure, visit www.shellpoint.org/assistedliving.
The Springs at Shell Point offers afford-
able, month-to-month assisted living on
a private-pay basis, with access to Shell
Point’s resort-style amenities and health-
photo courtesy of Shell Point Retirement
Mom And Me
by Lizzie and Pryce
Lizzie and Pryce answer your ques-
tions and give advice about aging
concerns from a two-generational
perspective. A mother and daughter
team, Lizzie is a retired RN and health
educator, and Pryce is a licensed psycho-
therapist in private practice who special-
izes in the care of elders and people with
Dear Mom & Me,
My adult daughter has recently asked
me for a loan of several thousands of
dollars, because she says she needs a sur-
gical procedure. On further questioning,
I find she wants to have a breast enlarge-
ment procedure. She is convinced that
her whole life will change, she will be so
much happier and it is the most impor-
tant thing on her mind right now.
She has saved about half the amount
and now wants a loan to get it done
sooner rather than later. What do you
think about my daughter’s request? Alicia
Society puts great strain on females and
the young are very vulnerable to its mes-
sages. At this point in history, “boobs” are
“in.” Young girls and women are constant-
ly under pressure to have what is “in” in
what the society defines as female beauty.
The present clothing emphasizes the
breasts and there is no doubt that with a
large endowment the clothes look better.
However, many females with natural
endowment want a reduction as they are
fed up with shoulder sores.
The health risks involved should be
researched and a good experienced
surgeon is a must, should your daughter
decide to go forward.
Right or wrong, society does define
what is considered attractive in both
males and females. Not meeting stan-
dards can be bothersome for some and
downright shattering for others. For those
that want to alter, enhance or reduce
body characteristics, plastic surgery is a
choice. Responsible physicians interview
and counsel potential patients regarding
expectations about surgery and reasons
for seeking surgery. So, I do not think
exploring surgical solutions to body im-
age problems is in any way misguided. It
is important to make informed choices
about any medical procedures.
As far as assisting your daughter with
paying for her surgery, that is between
you and your daughter.
Lizzie and Pryce’s email address is
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