Many readers will remember Barbara Andersen from last year, when she was the Amazing Senior for the Spring 2018 Edition. We caught up with Barbara to find out what she has been up to since we last saw her. When Barbara was first featured in OurSeniors.net Magazine, readers learned that she showed tenacity from an early age. When plans for law school were thwarted by an injury that required an extended hospital stay as well as physical therapy, she began working on a new plan. Barbara took a position with a company in New Jersey. By the age of 24, Barbara had advanced to be the Corporate Executive Treasurer—the first female to advance to the corporate officer level at the firm and the youngest in the firm’s history to hold such a position. Barbara continued to be recognized for her accomplishments and leadership skills throughout a 20 year career with the company. Barbara decided on an early retirement from her first career so she could move to Florida with her husband. They came to Florida and settled in Palm Coast. Her first venture was at the Daytona Flea Market, where she marketed Fruit of the Loom products from several booths. Humorously, her biggest selling item in the Sunshine State was thermal underwear! Eventually, Barbara and her husband sold their flea market business and moved on to screen printing. While developing that business, she also began establishing herself as a licensed Realtor. When the screen-printing business was successful and was sold, she took the leap and became a full time Realtor, a career she continues in today. Barbara is currently a Broker-Associate at the Palm Coast office of Charles Umpenhour, Inc. This is Barbara’s 33rd year in real estate. Her success is due, in part, to her perseverance and hard work. But the real key to her success comes from the relationships she forms with her clients. Every client becomes a friend. Barbara always takes the extra step to help her clients. She puts herself in their place, and treats them just as she would like to be treated. Barbara’s sincerity in wanting to help people has created a large network of clients, but, just as important, many friendships. Besides being stellar in the business world, Barbara has always had a passion for cooking. She shares her love of cooking in a cookbook, Grandmom, Mom and Me – 3 Generations of Recipes. You can buy it directly from the author (and cook!) herself, and there’s good news—she is working on a supplement to the cookbook! Stay tuned to OurSeniors.net Magazine to find out when it becomes available. Barbara celebrated her 81st birthday on June 3, 2019. OurSeniors.net wishes her a very happy birthday and thanks her for being a role model and an inspiration. Barbara is proof that staying involved in life keeps us going strong at any age. To purchase Barbara’s cookbook, send a check or money order for $22.95 (that includes shipping) to B. Andersen, P.O. Box 350364, Palm Coast, Florida 32135. She can also be contacted by email: Bander@cfl.rr.com or via phone at 386-267-6884. OurSeniors.net Magazine and the OurSeniors.net organization are here to provide resources and serve the needs of seniors. Contact OurSeniors.net, or by calling 866-333-2657.