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About Margaret Manning

Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at margaret@sixtyandme.com
Latest Posts | By Margaret Manning
You Can Do Anything with Your Life After 60 – It Only Takes 1 Minute a Day
4 years ago

You Can Do Anything with Your Life After 60 – It Only Takes 1 Minute a Day

If there’s one thing that I know about life after 60 it’s that you can do anything you set your mind to. In my case, spring is here and it’s time for me to dust off my sneakers and get back in shape. Read More

What are the Benefits of Pilates for Women Over 60? You May be Surprised!
4 years ago

What are the Benefits of Pilates for Women Over 60? You May be Surprised!

Pleasure is not normally a word that we associate with exercise. When I started my Pilates class a few weeks ago, I came away smiling after an hour of gentle and mindful stretching to soft music. I had a sense that, for me personally, I had found a workout regime that was right for my body. So it does not surprise me that Pilates has become one of the most popular exercises for older women.

Many of us are taking classes to build strength, reduce back pain, lose weight, or to improve coordination and balance. It has some similarities to yoga because it focuses on principles related to concentration, control and centering of the body. Read More

60 Things That Women Love About Being 60 Years Old
4 years ago

60 Things That Women Love About Being 60 Years Old

What is being 60 years old really like? It’s a harder question than you might think. Women over 60 are unique. We try to explain to marketers that we are not easily categorized. Still, advertisers like to bunch us in categories like “Boomer” and “Senior” which to them seem safe demographic boxes. Read More

The Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease: Statistics, Causes, Early Signs and Stages (Video)
4 years ago

The Truth about Alzheimer’s Disease: Statistics, Causes, Early Signs and Stages (Video)

Many women in their 60s think a lot about Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. They may be helping a parent, friend or partner. Or, maybe they worry about whether they will personally be impacted by Alzheimer’s one day. Read More

4 Ways Older Entrepreneurs Can Win Against Their Younger Counterparts
4 years ago

4 Ways Older Entrepreneurs Can Win Against Their Younger Counterparts

When I told my friends and family that I was quitting my marketing job at a well-respected global company to start Sixty and Me, I was greeted with confused looks. After all, at age 64, I was supposed to be “winding down” and preparing for retirement.

Like the thousands of older entrepreneurs that start a business in their 50s, 60s or beyond, I didn’t see it that way. With 20 to 30 years ahead of me, I wanted to fill my remaining years with new adventures and valuable work. Now, with Sixty and Me growing and changing lives, I’m glad I did. At the same time, my experience raises some important questions. Read More

Clothing for Older Women: Why Not Design Based on Lifestyle, Not Age?
4 years ago

Clothing for Older Women: Why Not Design Based on Lifestyle, Not Age?

Summer is finally here and, like many women, I am ready to refresh my wardrobe. There’s only one problem. Most clothing for older women is just plain, well… plain. Read More

Removing Mental Blocks to Starting a Small Business After 50
4 years ago

Removing Mental Blocks to Starting a Small Business After 50

Since starting Sixty and Me, I have had the opportunity to meet and interact with 100’s of talented, passionate older people. Many members of the community have the skills and experience to supplement their income in retirement – either as freelancers or business owners. So, I often wonder, why is it that so few men and women of my generation set out to supplement their income as they approach, or enter, retirement?

The conclusion that I have come to is that most people allow their own mental blocks to prevent them from having the lifestyle that they want. Read More

Finding Love After 60 – Advice from the Sixty and Me Community
4 years ago

Finding Love After 60 – Advice from the Sixty and Me Community

Finding love after 60 is a major topic of discussion and curiosity for women in the Sixty and Me community – and with good reason. Many women over 60 are embarking on a new stage of life with different relationship statuses than were common in our parents’ era. Some women are recently divorced. Others became widows or simply chose to never to marry in the first place.

This leaves many women wondering whether it is worth re-entering the dating world and looking for the best way to go about finding love after 60. Read More

6 Ridiculous Myths About Women Over 60
4 years ago

6 Ridiculous Myths About Women Over 60

Today, women over 60 are defining and creating a whole new category of bold and fearless individuals with style, energy and ability! Many younger people might be surprised at the reality of life for women over 60 and the depth of their desire to be heard, respected and visible.

I asked women in the Sixty and Me community what they thought was the biggest misconception or stereotype that people have about our age group. They came back fighting with responses that were gutsy and enlightening. Read More

Fabulous Hairstyles for Older Women – Celebrity Inspiration
4 years ago

Fabulous Hairstyles for Older Women – Celebrity Inspiration

People think that older women don’t care about how they look. Ridiculous! We still want to look our best. We research the best hairstyles for older women and we try to pick clothes that make us look and feel great! Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to get the information we need. So, I thought that it would be fun to look for a little inspiration from our favorite older actresses. Read More