“I feel I’ve been brought here to this platform and I’m not sure why it is but I’ve been directed. I believe I’m on a journey that God is preparing me for.”
Rose doesn’t remember how she first heard about GetSetUp. As a newsaholic it could have been on the news or perhaps to one of the emails or advertising done by GetSetUp’s YMCA Florida partners or Elder Source.
“But I know when I did I went online to check GetSetUp out. I love what I found and I try to share it with other people who can take advantage too!”
Rose recently lost her husband so has been grateful for the GetSetUp Interest Group: Growing Through Grief and Interest Group: Widowhood - Discovering a New You. She has really loved the group about how you can grow through grief as it is helping her to process.
Rose’s true passion though lies in music. She always wanted to be a jazz singer as a kid and now is considering taking up drums. But that musical passion shines through when she’s willing to miss The Bachelor (though she records it for later) to get her groove on at Social Hour: Dancing to the Music of the 1960s and 1970s.
“I’m a music person. I listen to everything. If there’s a group out there talking about music, I’ll throw my 2 cents in.”
As a military wife for much of her life, she moved around a lot. Rose and her family lived in Florida, New Mexico, and Nevada. Plus they got to enjoy two different times being stationed in the Netherlands.
“It was the most wonderful experience. Going was a bit of a nightmare but we got to live off the economy and make friends. I always say 'don’t be afraid to get out and get lost.' The Netherlands basically has 3 of every kind of person in the world it's a lot of different cultures. It's just lovely”