Gwenn Voelckers relaxes on the front porch of her Mendon home, aptly named “House Content.” Photo provided

Are you or someone you know struggling with feelings of isolation and loneliness after losing a partner through divorce, death, or other life circumstance?

Join author and workshop facilitator, Gwenn Voelckers, on Wednesday, May 26 at 7:00 PM via Zoom for a free talk titled, “Alone and Content: An Interactive Discussion” hosted by Rush Public Library.

Voelckers will share her story and offer practical and encouraging advice to help you adjust to life on your own. She understands this struggle, and knows that it is possible to reclaim your life, to determine who you really are, and to turn living solo into an adventure of self-discovery and personal growth.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Visit to sign up and you will receive a Zoom link on the day of the program.

In addition to the free talk, Voelckers is donating 10 copies of her book, “Alone and Content” to the library for distribution starting on Wednesday, May 19. The free copies will be available for pick-up at the library at 5977 East Henrietta Road on a first-come, first-served basis.

Divorced years ago, Voelckers has coped successfully with the challenges and opportunities that confront women in midlife who live alone, many for the first time in their lives. In 2005, she launched “Live Alone and Thrive” workshops and has been leading the workshops ever since.

In 2018, Voelckers published her first book titled, “Alone and Content: Inspiring, empowering essays to help divorced and widowed women feel whole and complete on their own.” The book can be borrowed through the library or purchased on

Not a licensed professional, Voelckers’ expertise is born out of real-life experience.  She openly shares her strategies for success so that others can imagine a brighter future and move forward with confidence and a renewed love for life.

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