We women over 40 have a certain je ne sais quoi, am I right?
Having gone through a fair amount of life, we have our unique set of concerns — family, work, health, and beyond — and face challenges only other midlifers can understand. (I don’t know about you, but I keep discovering a new ache in a part of my body I didn’t know could ache!)
But of course being a woman in midlife is about so much more than achy body parts. We also have a no-BS sensibility that comes from decades of ups and downs that’s only relatable to other women who have traversed and triumphed as much as we have.
So if you’re looking for events especially tailored for women over 40, I’ve got you. Check out these communities and find one that’s right for you.
If you’re looking for a stimulating variety of events for women in their 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond, then, say hello to Revel — a one-of-a-kind events and community platform where there’s something for every midlife woman.
Revel is one of the fastest-growing social platforms for middle-age women to enjoy community events. What sets Revel apart is their open events platform that allows any member to host an event on a subject they’re passionate about. This allows for a wide range of topics catered to your interests and support needs. At Revel, you can choose to talk about menopause, retirement, spirituality, cats, life after divorce, or talk dirty (Monday Night Sex Talk anyone?) — all in one place.
But there’s so much more than just talking — Revel members also hold workshops about thriving in relationships, the latest well-being modalities, and a variety of writers’ corners to unleash your creativity. Most events are online, but select in-person events are also available in a growing number of cities.
To join Revel, membership is free for the first 20,000 members. No pressure, but you might want to get on this now. Revel currently has more than 16,000 members at the time of writing. Most events are free with select premium ticketed events.
Join Revel at hellorevel.com.
If you’re wondering where you can find a safe space for midlife support with a sprinkle of laughs and ’80s nostalgia memes, try TueNighters — a community network with online and offline events. From Gen X storytelling events to getting through menopause like a boss to pragmatic courses like how to organize your photos, Tuenighter has all the niggly bits of midlife covered.
A TueNighter membership gets you access to all of their on-demand and live courses, live chats, community forum, and discounted tickets on storytelling events and other deals. Plans start at $12.99 per month.
Join TueNighters at tuenighters.com.
Do you believe midlife is about powering up and not powering down?
Check out Next Tribe for in-person and virtual empowerment events for women 45+. Their signature event, Out Loud — held in Austin, L.A., and NYC (and will be adding San Francisco in 2022) — encourages women to be persistent in their dreams and goals by featuring accomplished women, networking, and connection (with a cocktail, of course!). Next Tribe also offers a variety of online events, including author interviews, weekly yoga, and even a TV pitch workshop with Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of Friends and Grace and Frankie.
Tickets to Next Tribe’s Out Loud events range from $25 to $45 depending on location and when you buy. Most online events are free or donation-based. If you’re interested in travel, Next Tribe also offers trips to fun locales such as Paris, Normandy, and a hike on the Inca trail that starts at $1,599.
Check out Next Tribe at nexttribe.com.
For those who feel like midlife has been a time of transition and want a shot of supportive positivity, head over to Covey Club. Self-dubbed “a meeting place for lifelong learners,” Covey Club offers a variety of personal and professional how-to events led by experts in their fields.
From self-care to menopause to reinvention, events (at time of writing) include topics such as finding your purpose, networking with confidence, and writing content that connects with your audience. There is also a weekly group, Positive Morning Coaching Session, if you’re wanting some routine encouragement for your goals.
Covey Club also offers yearly destination retreats and in-person dinners at select cities, and virtual cocktail chats, if you’re looking to connect with other like-minded women.
Most events are $14.99 for non-members.
Check out events at coveyclub.com.
Divorce is tough, and doing it alone is tougher. So if you’re divorced and over 40, check out Divorced Over 40 with chapters across the United States.
Divorced Over 40 organizes fun in-person events for divorcees to gather, celebrate and commensurate on all of the joys and jumbles of divorce-hood. Divorced Over 40 has chapters throughout the United States where low-priced events are held. If you’re looking for some rest and relaxation with some new friends, they also offer an annual vacation getaway.
A heads up that their events are co-ed. But whether you’re looking to date or not, Divorced Over 40’s mission is to create a community of friendship for support, fun and connection.
Rev. Bonnie Ho is a spiritual counselor, energy reader, and author of the Living in the Third Eye column for Jumble & Flow. After spending most of her adult life trying to prove her own worth through an analytical career, Bonnie found a spiritual path that led her back to herself and her own heart. Now, Bonnie aims to help others heal their wounds, find their joy, and embrace their intuition and true desires, in a grounded, balanced way.
Bonnie is available for spiritual guidance and energy readings. Visit bonniehoinsights.com to learn more.
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