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Dec 28, 2020

Our Kickass Boomer of the Day is Cassandra Christenson, a registered nurse back in her younger days, and today, she keeps herself busy with her writing group and involvement with a non-profit she helped form called Nightlight Network. Cassandra has been sober for 7 years and gained her sobriety when she was 79-years-old. Now at 87, Cassandra, part of the silent generation, is silent no more.

Join me in this episode and find out why Cassandra is a Kickass Boomer

[00:01 – 02:48] Opening Segment

  • I introduce our guest, Cassandra Christenson
  • The influence of the pandemic in Cassandra’s life

[02:49 – 07:50] Gaining Sobriety at 79

  • Cassandra talks about her journey to sobriety
    • The catalyst
  • The challenge of learning technology at her age
    • Learn zoom and stay connected with people

[07:51 – 19:40] The Nightlight Network

  • Cassandra shares a story from when she was still working as a nurse
    • The birth of their non-profit organization
  • The Nightlight Network became Cassandra’s mission

[19:41 - ] Closing Segment

  • When do you think you’re going to slow down?
  • Living a wonderful life
  • Final words of wisdom from Cassandra
  • How can the Boomer Nation connect with you?
  • Links below


Tweetable Quotes:

“Anytime is the right time. And my time could have started when my daughter was 7, and she said, ‘mommy, please don’t drink,’ and I never stopped until I was 79.” – Cassandra Christenson

“Have a good time that makes you really happy.” – Cassandra Christenson


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