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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.
Latest Posts | By Margaret Manning
Provocative Photographer Proves that Age is Just a Number
4 years ago

Provocative Photographer Proves that Age is Just a Number

Are the aging stereotypes true? Or, is it true that age is just a number? This is one of the most important psychological debates that we need to solve for ourselves as we get a little older. Of course, if you have followed Sixty and Me for a while, you know where I stand on this issue. I believe that life after 60 is what we make it. Of course, my opinion doesn’t stop the world from believing that older women are sexless, frumpy, and past their prime.  Read More

Book Club: And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini
4 years ago

Book Club: And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns”. His new novel “And the Mountains Echoed” is about love, betrayal and how families take care of one another. It explores how the choices we make can have an impact across generations. Read More

Why It’s Important to Design Women Friendly Cities?
4 years ago

Why It’s Important to Design Women Friendly Cities?

What would a city look like if was designed for women? The idea of “women friendly urban planning” might sound strange, but, the truth is, men and women use public transport, streets and parks in very different ways. City planners have started to examine how these differences should influence the way cities should be designed.

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Want to Make a Family Tree? These 3 Sites Can Help Discover Your Roots
4 years ago

Want to Make a Family Tree? These 3 Sites Can Help Discover Your Roots

Everyone is naturally curious about their family history. But, what exactly does it take to make a family tree? Some of us are able to trace our ancestors directly, through our own family records. Others are not quite so lucky. The good news is that there are plenty of new websites that can help you to make a family tree. Let’s examine a few of the best. Read More

Feeling Overwhelmed? How Dealing with Tough Times Can be a Gift
4 years ago

Feeling Overwhelmed? How Dealing with Tough Times Can be a Gift

I just watched a TED talk given by a young mother named Stacey Kramer. She explained that she had recently received an amazing gift. Her gift was the size of a golf ball, yet, its impact on her life had been massive. It had brought her family together, made her feel loved and appreciated and allowed her to reconnect with friends. It had helped her focus what was important in her life and re-established her faith. Read More

60 Things Older Women Want Younger Women To Know
4 years ago

60 Things Older Women Want Younger Women To Know

I remember the day I resigned from my corporate job and transitioned to the life of an entrepreneur. My passion was to focus full time on building Sixty and Me, a community for women over 60. I wanted to reinvent my life and find a more flexible work style. Read More

Book Club: The Paris Architect, by Charles Belfoure
4 years ago

Book Club: The Paris Architect, by Charles Belfoure

The Paris Architect” is the debut novel of American author Charles Belfoure. His own personal interest with historical preservation inspired a fascinating fictional book about World War II. It is full of characters who demonstrate the spectrum of human emotion that is revealed times of political conflict.

The book is set in Nazi occupied France and tells the story of Lucien, a struggling architect, who, like many people in Paris, was not all that sympathetic to the Jews. He was Read More

Movie Club: Steel Magnolias, Directed by Herbert Ross
4 years ago

Movie Club: Steel Magnolias, Directed by Herbert Ross

When we asked the Sixty and Me community to vote for their favourite movie of all time, we got over 200 replies. Your film choices ranged from poignant love stories to movies about social injustice and dramas. Most, in some way, crystallized the real life challenges faced by sixty-year-old women. Many of the selections were movies that made women laugh and cry. Read More

Forget the Funny Sweater: Here Are 6 Real Benefits of Knitting
4 years ago

Forget the Funny Sweater: Here Are 6 Real Benefits of Knitting

My mother was a brilliant knitter. I used to sit in awe watching her fingers fly over colored threads weaving intricate patterns. As she chatted with me while knitting, I would have the honor of helping her roll her balls of wool. It always amazed me that she could do such complicated knitting patterns while watching the television and talking to someone at the same time. Read More

Fitness After 60: Inspiration from Olga, a 94-Year-Old Track Star
4 years ago

Fitness After 60: Inspiration from Olga, a 94-Year-Old Track Star

We all know that exercise is good for our health after 60. It helps us feel energized and optimistic and reduces the risk of many serious illnesses. So why is it that, even though we know exercise is essential to a long and happy life, only 32% of people over 65 regularly exercise? Read More

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