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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
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Useful Resources to Help You Make Money After Retirement
5 years ago

Useful Resources to Help You Make Money After Retirement

Nancy Collamer is my guest on this latest episode the Sixty and Me Show. Nancy is a well-known career coach and author of a book called “Second Act Careers: 50 Ways to Profit from Your Passions in Semi-Retirement.” As a blogger for Next Avenue and Forbes, she writes about issues facing older women in “semi-retirement”. Read More

The Perception of Beauty After 60
5 years ago

The Perception of Beauty After 60

Beauty is a timeless and elusive concept. Like love, it means something different to almost everyone. Perceptions of beauty are shaped by society, culture and personal preferences. Read More

Hands Free Reading – 5 Surprising Benefits of Audiobooks
5 years ago

Hands Free Reading – 5 Surprising Benefits of Audiobooks

Just a few years ago, it would have been inconceivable to imagine a world without paper books. Not only were paper books superior to their electronic counterparts in terms of resolution and brightness, but there was also an intangible quality to paper that many people preferred on a subconscious level. Read More

Would You Take a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease?
5 years ago

Would You Take a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease?

The word “Alzheimer’s” puts fear in the hearts of anyone over 60. Every time we forget our keys or can’t recall the name of a friend or family member, we worry that we are in the early stages of this horrible disease. Diagnosis of a disease as serious as Alzheimer’s is not to be ignored, so, a new research report from the United States caught my attention. Read More

Movie Club: The Notebook, Directed by Nick Cassavetes
5 years ago

Movie Club: The Notebook, Directed by Nick Cassavetes

The Notebook” may only be a decade old, but, it is already a classic. In fact, it is so well loved that the Sixty and Me community voted it as their favourite movie of all time.

On one level, this is a movie about the power of love. It also feels so real that you can’t help but get involved with the deep complexity of the characters in the movie as they experience the heartbreak of loss. Read More

Don’t Panic About Money! How to Pay Off Debt in Retirement
5 years ago

Don’t Panic About Money! How to Pay Off Debt in Retirement

Many women have complex relationships with money. Learning how to manage your finances is not something that you are usually taught as a young woman. As a result, many women in their sixties find themselves dealing with complex financial challenges or wondering how to pay off debt in retirement. Read More

Book Club: The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton
5 years ago

Book Club: The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton

The Luminaries” is a Booker-Prize winning book by Eleanor Catton. This intriguing book is described as a “fiendishly clever ghost story and gripping page turner and a thrilling novelistic achievement.” The New York Times praised it saying the author had created a “parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new.” This week, I wanted to select a book that would offer an engaging modern story with escapism, adventure and an entertaining look at human complexity. The Luminaries fits this description perfectly. Read More

Fun Hobbies for Women Over 50: Organic Gardening
5 years ago

Fun Hobbies for Women Over 50: Organic Gardening

Reducing our exposure to unhealthy chemicals can have a positive impact on our health as we age. One of the ways that many women over 60 are looking to reduce their intake of chemicals and unhealthy food ingredients is by starting to do organic gardening in their own backyards. Read More

6 Healthy Foods to Help You Boost Your Immune System Naturally
5 years ago

6 Healthy Foods to Help You Boost Your Immune System Naturally

When we get a bad cold or just feel run down, we often like to blame it on our immune system. It’s easy to think of our immune system as being separate from the other functions in our body. Like border guards or traffic cops, we expect our bodies’ defenses to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of what else is going on in our lives. The reality is somewhat more complicated. Read More

Movie Club: Enough Said, Directed by Nicole Holofcener
5 years ago

Movie Club: Enough Said, Directed by Nicole Holofcener

Some movies take us into fantasy worlds, where we can escape for a few hours. As we watch, we leave the complexity of our daily lives behind. “Enough Said” is not one of those movies. Instead, an all-star cast and fabulous script will take you into the lives of two ordinary middle aged people looking for love. They face all the doubts and fears that many older men and women experience when looking for a relationship after a divorce.

The basic story line of the movie is that Eva, a middle aged divorced woman (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), starts dating Albert (the late James Gandolfini). The twist is that she learns he is the ex-husband of a new girlfriend (Catherine Keener). Should Eva listen to her new girlfriend’s advice or follow her heart? Read More