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Movie Club: “On Golden Pond,” directed by Mark Rydell

April 12, 2014 | 19

On Golden Pond” is a classic movie that brings together some of the greatest actors of the 20th century. Its theme is timeless. Examining relationships at the end of life, it explores with compassion and honesty the importance of taking care of unfinished family business. Read More

Book Club: “I Feel Bad about My Neck,” by Nora Ephron

April 11, 2014 | 5

I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman” is a collection of essays about the experience of growing older by Nora Ephron. She is best known for her movie scripts for romantic comedies like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “When Harry Met Sally.” As Ephron reflected on her aging body, she decided to use humour and lighthearted cynicism to reveal her observations. She applied her dry sense of humour to soften the edges of the emotional and physical aches and pains emerging as she got older. It is a light read about a serious topic and a welcome addition to Ephron’s collection of books in light of her death in 2012. Read More

Pills, Wills, Bills and Thrills: 12 Amazing Apps for Older Women

April 10, 2014 | 5

One of the common misconceptions about women over 60 is that we are not tech savvy. The truth is that we love our smartphones, tablets and eBooks just as much as anyone. We are also always on the lookout for amazing new apps to educate, entertain and inspire us. Unfortunately, with hundreds of new apps being released every day, it’s almost impossible to try them all.

We’re here to help sort through the clutter. Following are a few of what we consider to be the best apps for older women. Read More

60th Birthday Ideas for Women from Your Older Sisters

April 9, 2014 | 18

Turning 60 is definitely a milestone birthday. Unfortunately, coming up with the best 60th birthday ideas is not always easy! The good news is that the 43,000 women over 60 in our Sixty and Me community are here to help. Whether you’re planning your own 60th birthday or are thinking about how to help someone special in your life to celebrate, we hope you find the suggestions below helpful! Read More

Thinking About a New Career After 60? Maybe it’s Time to Start a Company Instead

April 8, 2014 | 8

As a young woman, I thought that the path to success in life was simple — invest in a great education, land a fabulous job in my chosen field and work obsessively to get ahead. Along the way, I hoped to find true love, raise a family, buy a house and travel the world. Climbing the corporate ladder, I measured my accomplishments by the new words in my job title. The elusive “glass ceiling” always shimmered in the distance, promising astounding rewards for my hard work. All I had to do was stay focused and do my job well. Read More

Movie Club: “Fried Green Tomatoes” Directed by Jon Avnet

April 5, 2014 | 31

Fried Green Tomatoes” is a movie that many women in the Sixty and Me Community love. In fact, they voted it one of their favourite movies of all time. Somehow in the busy 1990’s, I managed to miss is. So catching up, 20 years later, was a fun journey down memory lane. Read More

Why Downsizing for Retirement May Make You Happier – Interview with Dr. Dale Atkins

April 5, 2014 | 4

Whether you are considering downsizing for retirement or just looking for ways to simplify your life, this episode of the Sixty and Me Show is for you!

In this episode of the show, I speak with Dr. Dale Atkins, a well-known psychologist and relationship expert. Her focus in on families, aging well, managing stress and achieving balance in life. She is the author of several books. Her latest is “Sanity Savers, Tips for Women to Live a Balanced Life.” Read More

Book Club: “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

April 4, 2014 | 5

The Goldfinch” is described by author Stephen King as, “a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind.” The author, Donna Tartt took 12 years to write this book. She took her time to create authentic and complex characters that bring the book’s primary theme of loss to life. Read More

Skin Care Over 60: How to Eat Your Way to Naturally Radiant Skin

April 3, 2014 | 6

I don’t know about you, but I am a little tired of depending on expensive and (mostly) ineffective beauty products to keep my skin looking good. So, recently, I started to investigate the connection between nutrition and skin health. What I found was a list of foods that are not only great for your skin, but, that also may help you to live a healthy life more generally.  Read More

10 Places to Look for Scholarships for Women Over 50

April 2, 2014 | 8

Older women often look back on their lives with a sense of nostalgia at what could have been. Many have a strong desire to return to school and finish a degree. Others have developed an interest in a subject during their lives and want to dig deeper. But, not surprisingly, money is often an issue when making the decision to go back to school. The good news is that there are several places to look for scholarships for women over 50. If you have any other suggestions, or have had experience with any of the programs listed in this article, please join the conversation in the comments section below. Read More

Why I Love My Invisibility Cloak – And Why I’m Taking It Off

April 1, 2014 | 11

Women, especially older women, often feel invisible. Like many women, I spoke out in the 1960s. I pushed hard to build a career in a “man’s world” and I started the Sixty and Me community to give women over 60 a voice. But, even though I value my voice and believe that women have every right to be heard, I have to admit, there are times when I love my cloak of invisibility. Read More

Movie Club: “Amelie,” Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

March 29, 2014 |

Amelie” is a French romantic comedy from 2001. This fantastic film is life affirming and heart-warming on so many levels. Whenever I watch this movie, it gives me a sense that all is well with the world.  It revives my faith in people and reminds me of how we are capable of caring for each other, while living with our own priorities, fears, shortcoming and strengths. It also reminds me that we can change the world by being more sensitive to everyone’s struggles and personal journeys. Read More

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