Reinventing oneself is often necessary due to factors beyond one's control. Furthermore, where you live determines your lifestyle and opportunities. Being a woman offers other challenges. After a fifty year marriage, I found myself suddenly widowed. Although this is a sad situation, it is also an opportunity to write a new life chapter. While there will always be a place in your heart for your spouse, love can happen again, if you are open to it. Attitude is an important component and the ability to laugh at life will help you immeasurably. I have good information to give you and perhaps find useful as you navigate your senior years.