Penny Burke, co-author of the book, From Granny Panties to Thongs, recently made a special appearance at The Palace at Coral Gables for one of the community’s Lunch & Learn programs.
Burke shared the poignant stories of the widows she interviewed when she and coauthor Joan Pearlstein decided to collaborate for their book.
Inspired by her mother’s experiences dating and finding love again after she suddenly lost her husband, Burke explained, “My mom and dad left on a trip to Alaska as a couple and she came home a widow.”
The book serves as an inspiration to widowed women curious about meeting men, dating and moving forward but it also offers a powerful message about attitudes on life.
“The heart has unlimited capacity for love,” Burke said. “Life’s about living and having the right attitude.”
The Palace at Coral Gables sponsors educational discussions on a variety of topics as part of its “Passport Program” and these are open to the public.
The recently opened award-winning luxury senior rental community features studio, one- and two bedroom residences with five-star amenities including a beauty salon and spa, a heated indoor pool and a wellness center staffed by nurses.
The Leasing Center is open daily at One Andalusia Avenue and offers visitors the opportunity to select from the extensive variety of well-designed floor plans.
For more information about The Palace at Coral Gables, call 305-445-7444 or visit <www.PalaceCoralGables.com>.