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About Margaret Manning

Margaret Manning is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. She is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret is the founder of Sixty and Me. Her mission is to empower and motivate women to find their own voice and value in a transitional time of life that offers so much new opportunity.
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Solo Female Travellers Are Embracing Women Only Hotels
4 years ago

Solo Female Travellers Are Embracing Women Only Hotels

Feminists fought hard in the past to establish gender equality, and over the years a lot of progress has been made. However today many hotels around the world are riding a trend that some people might think goes against the spirit of equality. In fact it could be seen as discriminatory – towards men. More hotels have started offering women only rooms and floors to attract an increasing number of solo female travelers. Read More

What Are the Benefits of Having a Pet After 60? You Might be Surprised
4 years ago

What Are the Benefits of Having a Pet After 60? You Might be Surprised

I never thought much about the benefits of having a pet until my little Chihuahua, Chica, died. She was the most wonderful little dog. She used to pull books off the shelf for me when I had something on my mind. Her selections were surprisingly relevant, although I wasn’t too keen on the bite marks. She kept me company, gave me plenty of exercise and gave me someone to talk to when my family wasn’t around. Read More

People are Living Longer – Will 120 Soon Be the New 60?
4 years ago

People are Living Longer – Will 120 Soon Be the New 60?

Ray Kurzweil is Google’s Director of Engineering, and he spends a lot of his time thinking and making predictions about the future. He has a pretty good track record. For example, back when what we now know as “the Internet” was just a small network of computers in Europe, Kurzweil predicted that the Internet would become central to our lives. He also predicted that advances in artificial intelligence would make it possible for computers to beat humans at chess, eight years before it happened. Read More

The Challenges of a Multi-Generational Workforce
4 years ago

The Challenges of a Multi-Generational Workforce

For the first time in history, four generations are present side by side in the workplace. A great grandmother in her 70s can be working alongside the grandchild of a neighbour. Multi-generational workforce dynamics are becoming more complicated with longevity increasing and retirement being delayed – there are many aspects of working with people from other generations that are fun and refreshing, but there are also some potential challenges and pitfalls to keep in mind. Read More

Book Club: Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life, by Jane Pauley
4 years ago

Book Club: Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life, by Jane Pauley

“Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life,” by Jane Pauley is a book that encourages anyone approaching mid-life with hesitation to be motivated to take action. Pauley tells the stories of people who reached a turning point in their lives, connected with their personal passions, and created opportunities for change. They found ways to overcome challenges and confront their fears. Embracing their passions, they made positive decisions to live more purposeful lives. Read More

Top Celebrity Tweeters: Why Do Men Have More Influence on Twitter?
4 years ago

Top Celebrity Tweeters: Why Do Men Have More Influence on Twitter?

Sixty and Me has a dynamic and active Twitter account and a fabulous set of engaged followers. We look for people who have something to say that is authentic and useful to the community. I follow a very few top celebrity tweeters, but on the whole I’m still learning more about how to use Twitter and why I should spend more time there. Read More

Fashion for Women Over 60: The Secret of Using Unique Fashion Accessories
4 years ago

Fashion for Women Over 60: The Secret of Using Unique Fashion Accessories

“I don’t have anything to wear”. We’ve all said it. As women who care about being stylish and attractive, we love to constantly reinvent our style and create a new looks for special occasions. But, who has the time, or money for that matter, to buy a new outfit for every occasion? Certainly not me. That’s why I have come to love the art of accessorizing. Read More

Famous Women Turning 60 in 2014… and Why They Should Join Sixty and Me!
4 years ago

Famous Women Turning 60 in 2014… and Why They Should Join Sixty and Me!

It took me 3 years to fully be able to admit that I was sixty years old. I think it’s hard for a lot of women to accept that we’re getting older – after all, 60 has the sound of a “big number.” Read More

6 Simple Facebook Safety Tips for Older Adults
4 years ago

6 Simple Facebook Safety Tips for Older Adults

Women over 50 represent one of the fastest growing demographics on Facebook. But, while social media platforms are gaining popularity with my generation, not everyone knows how to get the most from Facebook, while staying safe online. Read More

Book Club: The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence
4 years ago

Book Club: The Stone Angel, by Margaret Laurence

I was in my twenties when I first read Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel. It made an enormous impression on me. This is one of those must read books for women, told through Hagar Shipley’s ninety-year-old eyes. Throughout the book, small nostalgic events trigger flashbacks that reveal the story of her life and her strong and often irrational personality. I remember a scene where she imagines herself as a beautiful young woman, swirling, laughing and dancing with her husband. Then, in real life, she finds herself falling down the stairs in her 65-year-old son’s home. Read More