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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
The Challenges of a Multi-Generational Workforce
5 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
5 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?
5 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

Famous Women Turning 60 in 2014… and Why They Should Join Sixty and Me!
5 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
5 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
5 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

Virtual Travel: How to Explore the World Without Leaving Home
5 years ago

Virtual Travel: How to Explore the World Without Leaving Home

Women over 60 love to travel. Unfortunately, there are so many places to see and not always enough time or money to see them. What if your travel budget doesn’t allow you to see all of the places in person that you might like to visit? What if you could indulge your curiosity and experience more of the world without actually leaving your home? Read More

Will Baby Boomer Trends Redefine the Future of Cities?
5 years ago

Will Baby Boomer Trends Redefine the Future of Cities?

Did you know that, according to the World Health Organization, in just 16 years, 60% of the world’s population will live in cities and by 2050 this will rise to 70%? Millions of these city dwellers will be Boomers. In fact, the U.S. Census projects that by 2024, there will be 55-million boomers in the U.S. The big question facing city planners is – where and how are we all going to live? Read More

What Do We Really Know About the Aging Brain? Conversation with Dr. John Medina
5 years ago

What Do We Really Know About the Aging Brain? Conversation with Dr. John Medina

Dr. John Medina has a passion for unlocking the mysteries of the aging brain. He is a developmental molecular biologist and the author of a New York Times best-selling book called Brain Rules. Read More

Osteoporosis in Women: Keeping Your Bones Healthy After 60
5 years ago

Osteoporosis in Women: Keeping Your Bones Healthy After 60

Strong, healthy bones allow us to remain active and to do all of the things we dream about in our 60s and beyond. As we age, our desire to experience the world doesn’t decrease. We want to travel, spend time in the garden, socialize and have fun with our hobbies. Most of all, we want to stay independent.

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