Welcome to SOBI!

Smart Old Broads International

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SOBI is an innovative resource community for confident women over 55.

SOBI members scoff at the alienation and invisibility that can come with being an ‘old lady’ in our breakneck-paced, sometimes scary world. Banding together, we’ll make some noise about things that matter to us!

We’re creating alliances among mature women, to foster collaboration and action in these areas:


SOBI Explorers shares solo and group travel strategies, offers senior travel opportunities and tips for saving money on travel, and much more. Our solo travel initiative, Ireland Residency, offers an affordable sojourn in University housing in Cork, Ireland’s most welcoming cityFind out more!

Life Enrichment:

SOBI Academy will feature peer-to-peer learning opportunities; women meeting, in person or virtually, to share skills, interests, volunteer options, ways to navigate bureaucracies…just for starters. Coming in July, 2019!


SOBI Thrive will delve into group vs independent living models, co-housing, home-sharing, home exchanges and house-sitting opportunities. What happens when you start to need some daily help? Coming in September, 2019.

Steered by a sage and savvy group of seasoned thought leaders, SOBI appeals mostly to women 55 and over, but the only requirement, besides being female is:

If you believe you’re a Smart Old Broad, you are one!

We welcome you to SOBI, a new kind of sorority, a crew of brave navigators in the uncharted waters of living large as a Senior Woman in the 21st Century.

Keep growing and celebrating your precious life – join us!

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