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What's with all those emails??!!

Some of our members have been receiving excessive emails from Widowed Village. We are so sorry for this annoying inconvenience. The issue has been reported to our hosting site (Ning) and we are hopeful it will be resolved soon.  If this influx of unwanted emails becomes intolerable, you may want to consider blocking the email address those messages are coming from until the issue is resolved. We'll post a note in this space once we know Ning has corrected this problem and you can remove the block.  We do plan to move Widowed Village to a new platform soon that will include some really nice improvements.  We appreciate your patience.

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Have you wondered if there's a Soaring Spirits Regional Social Group located near you?  All you need to do is enter your city or zip code in the event search box on the Soaring Spirits web site to see what is near you. We have new groups starting up throughout the year, so keep checking!

Here's the link to do your search:

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We welcome your feedback and are happy to answer any questions you may have.  You can reach us by email at [email protected] or by posting a comment in the Help Forum here in Widowed Village.

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Nannie replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
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SweetMelissa2007 replied to Lissa's discussion social security widow/widower benefits in the group Born in the 50s
"BTW, I forgot to mention a widow receives 100% benefits upon their retirement age, not their spouse at time of death ..."
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