Smart Strategies for Successful Living, Inc. is a nonprofit (501c3) charitable foundation that offers a thought-provoking and innovative look at how to live life to the fullest. Its unique community-based website and FREE online newsletters are designed to provide a venue for people to exchange ideas on how to understand, embrace, and enhance their individual pathways for successful living. It includes articles and shared tips by community members and professionals on a variety of enjoyable and relevant subjects that focus on the personal growth and well-being of women and men of all ages.

Important: To review our video on Welcome To Smart Strategies for Successful Living, CLICK HERE.

Our Founding Director…

Patricia K. Flanigan, author and founding director, has worked in higher education for over 28 years. She holds a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne as well as a M.A.  in Latin American Studies and B.A. in Anthropology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before retiring and moving to Idaho in 2015, she served as the dean of online education and learning resources at Saddleback College in Southern California. She currently consults in higher education, volunteers for AARP, writes for a local magazine, serves as a Faculty Affiliate at Boise State University, and is a contributing member for LEARN, Idaho.  Since February 2017, she has been the founding director for Smart Strategies for Successful Living, a community-based website designed to promote quality aging.  As an educator, her focus is to inspire others to live and age well.


Our team…

Because we  believe in active collaboration, it is people like yourself that make up our team. We rely on your expertise to share tips with our readers on how to embrace a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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**We are a nonprofit organization with a focus on giving back to our community. Together, we can live and age well!