It all began when...


It all began in 2006, when  its founder, Jaye Wurtzel, created a life skills lecture program for mentally challenged adults who benefited from health care information and specialized support. After initially delivering about 100 workshops, she recognized the healing impact of hosting these mini-workshops, as those discussions led to healthier lifestyles, with clients making better choices when emphasis was given to them with self-discovery, channeling positive behaviors, and assisting with changes in personal belief and attitude.  

They served as a model for developing Women Growing Older Gracefully,  an older women’s network of friends in the baby-boomer category. We come together to have fun, to share our experiences and knowledge, to learn from each other, and grow together in a safe and non-  judgmental environment.     

We are about encouraging women to have a positive attitude with challenges they face as they grow older. We are about empowering ourselves and others to lead full and active lives. We want to meet the future with courage, confidence and enthusiasm.

  • To make the most of the rest of our lives
  • To meet like-minded women and make new friends
  • To counter stereotypes of older women
  • To encourage positive attitudes to aging
  • To share laughter and a sense of fun
  • To extend our horizons
  • To support each other

We take care of sixty or more mini-workshops on the web for women's empowerment, boosting brain power, magnify positive thinking,  coach to enhance lifestyle and happiness, re-inventi self and develop strong friendships.  Infamous "Lunch & Learns"  and webinar and podcasts enlighten Boomers in a sharing and supportive framework, packed with "how to" tools for growing older gracefully.   Our focus is to enlighten the imagination,  and highlight self-discipline,  by utilizing  boundary setting, improved family and friend's communication, and fashioning comprehensive well-being. Below are some of our most popular classes

  • Time to Re-Invent & Find Your Purpose
  • Re-Design Your Retirement
  • Aging is Changing
  • Halt The Aging Process
  • Will You Be My Friend?
  • Be Positively Happy

About Jaye M Wurtzel, Founder of Women Growing Older Gracefully:

Jaye has a BA in Public Administration, with a minor in Gerontological Studies, and MEd from NC Central Uiversity. Now retired, she was a public school teacher in early childhood and BMH (Behavioral & Mentally Handicapped) middle school children. As a Recreation Therapist, she created psycho-social activities programs for seniors in nursing homes for 10 years While raising her daugher as a single  parent, she served as a foster parent, owned and operated a home day care and became a public school teacher after obtaining a BS at age 45.  She is currently a senior life health coach, serving women in Raleigh, NC.

If you would like to attend with your group or larn more about  our programs, I'm available to talk! You may contact me at [email protected]

"Thank you, Jaye for all you do. Thank you for your dedication and selflessness, Thank you for the time you spend planning and organizing. Thank you for thinking of others and being quick with words of encouragement or praise. Thank you for the good times and lovely luncheons with new friends not so new. Thank you for bringing us together to bond in sisterhood. Thank you for giving women a place to share hopes and dreams, to compare notes and to support one another. Thank you for new ideas and new perspectives that come from your Lunch and Learns. Perhaps greatest of all is your contribution to the world. My Dear, you have spread so much light. I am so happy and honored to have you in my life. WOW, is all I can say!! " N. McDonald, Raleigh, NC

" This group stands apart from others I have joined by offering high quality in its gatherings. Jaye has enormous energy and creativity and wonderful ideas that result in really outstanding gatherings which attract really outstanding ladies! " Jan O., Cary, NC.

"Once again, thank you, Jaye ! I kept thinking about the things you talked about today (Lunch & Learn : Embrace Your Age) ). Finally, I decided that I needed to make some notes about what I was feeling on this journey. I learned a lot about where I am and what I want."  Nita , Raleigh, NC

I would love to hear from you, whether to visit us while you're in the Raleigh, NC area, 

call at 919-591-8610 or contact [email protected]