, there seem to be
many Web sites catering to children's and senior
citizens' interests, but Round Hill resident Cara Hannan
noticed there aren't many sites for men and women in
their middle-age years.
As founder of the Web site
, she has taken it upon herself to create
a resource for 35- to 55-year-olds.
Not yet geezers, but no longer in your 20s or early-30s,
46-year-old Hannan and her friends jokingly refer to
themselves and other middle-agers as “geezin,” and
thought it was an appropriate name for her site.
“I wanted a humorous site,” she said. “So much is going
on at this age, you have to have a sense of humor.”
Covering topics such as family, health, leisure, money
and services, the Geezin.org
Web site is “one-stop shopping,” Hannan said.
Whether it's what to do with an exasperating teen or how
to handle an aging parent or what to do about arthritis,
Hannan said she wants to address it all and “reach
across a broad spectrum for answers.”
“Folks with usual mid-life concerns can go one place,”
she said. The site “has links to articles and new
stories that can take them further and deeper into
Internet research. My Web site is a starting point.”
Hannan is particularly excited about the services page,
where, at no charge, people can post information on
services they offer.
“I want to help middle-age people with small business
and talents to market themselves,” she said.
Currently, Hannan is accepting service provider forms
(found on the services page) and soon will have all the
services listings available.
Although Hannan has a couple contributing writers, the
site is mostly a one-woman show - something she wants to
“I want people to be able to use it, so I want to hear
from my readers,” she said. “I want their stories and
their ideas on stories they'd like covered.”
She also is looking for volunteers to oversee the blogs
on the site. So far response has been good from friends
and visitors to the site, Hannan has high hopes for the
“I eventually would like this to be a member
organization. I'd like Geezin to be like what AARP is
for senior citizens,” she said. “There's really not that
much out there for us. Who's helping the middle age
folks? I'm trying to.”