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Dorothy McDermott words of advice of younger women on International Women's Day

Retirees share words of wisdom with future generation of women

08 March 2021

Resident holding advice to younger women

In advance of International Women’s Day, some of our female residents caught up to discuss their top pieces of advice they would like to share with the women leaders of the future.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global event that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The event raises awareness of the ever-changing role of women in society as they continue to fight for greater equality.

At Cramond Residence, many of our female residents have witnessed the changing societal role of women first hand throughout the years. For International Women’s Day 2021, a few of them were kind enough to share their reflections and advice for future generations.

92-year-old Dorothy McDermott, who resides at the home in Edinburgh, shared her most important piece of advice to younger women, to ‘stand up for yourself’. Dorothy is a World War Two evacuee who refuses to let crippling arthritis halt her passions for creativity and has enjoyed her latest project – making colour bead bowls.

At Cramond Residence we #choosetochallenge – keep on reading to hear some wise words from our residents:

“Love and be loved”
“Work hard for what you want in life, but don’t forget to play. Spend time outdoors”
“Be your own person and always be in charge of your own life. Have your own mind”