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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
Why More Boomer Women Are Giving Communal Living a Second Look
5 years ago

Why More Boomer Women Are Giving Communal Living a Second Look

What do medieval beguines, communal living apartments, the Golden Girls and Suzanne Braun Levine all have in common? They’re all examples of how women can support one another in dealing with the challenges of getting older. There are many things that today’s women can learn from the idea of shared living communities.  Read More

Memoir Writing Tips from a Professional Writer (Video)
5 years ago

Memoir Writing Tips from a Professional Writer (Video)

We all have amazing life stories to tell. In this latest episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I talk with Ben Gran, a successful freelance writer, about the process and importance of learning how to write a memoir. Read More

Book Club: The Firebird, by Susanna Kearsley
5 years ago

Book Club: The Firebird, by Susanna Kearsley

The Firebird is the latest book by New York Times best-selling author Susanna Kearsley. She was a museum curator before becoming a writer and her love for ancient artifacts and the mysteries they embody is woven in this book. Read More

Tattoos for Older Women – A Surprising New Trend
5 years ago

Tattoos for Older Women – A Surprising New Trend

Since starting Sixty and Me, I have come to expect the unexpected and embrace the diversity and eclectic style of women over sixty. Sometimes when I look at a woman my age I forget that behind that conservative dress and sensible shoes lurks the heart and soul of bohemian. Read More

Clothes for Real Women – Celebrating Plus Size Mannequins
5 years ago

Clothes for Real Women – Celebrating Plus Size Mannequins

Innovation moves fast these days and we have made tremendous progress in industries like healthcare and technology – look at how much our lives have been transformed by smartphones and social media, and look at how many “miracle” cures now exist for diseases which once were fatal. Read More

How to Deal with Grief After Losing Someone You Love
5 years ago

How to Deal with Grief After Losing Someone You Love

All of us need to learn how to deal with grief at some point in our lives. Some people, like myself, lose someone close to them as children. Others lose their husband after decades of being happily married. Nothing can prepare you for losing someone you love, but, there are ways to help the healing process along. Read More

Can’t Remember Your Password? A Cup of Coffee Might Improve Your Memory
5 years ago

Can’t Remember Your Password? A Cup of Coffee Might Improve Your Memory

Having lived in Seattle for 20 years, I know what it means to be part of a city infused by “coffee culture.” In Seattle, no one honestly seems to be able to function until they have had their morning caffeine kick. You’ll see people walking the streets with disposable coffee cups almost as a fashion accessory. The original Starbucks in Pike’s Market is a bit of a shrine for tourists and normally has a long queue of customers. There are also lots of local boutique cafes with baristas celebrating coffee as an art form. Read More

How to Make Money Writing Online as an Older Adult (Video)
5 years ago

How to Make Money Writing Online as an Older Adult (Video)

In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I speak with Ben Gran, a successful freelance writer, about how to start a writing business while still working or considering retirement. Read More

Keep Your Brain Buzzing with these Free Brain Games for Seniors
5 years ago

Keep Your Brain Buzzing with these Free Brain Games for Seniors

Today, I want to talk about the importance of brain games for seniors. But, first, a little context. The last time I had to fill in a medical form, it asked me “How many hours a week do you exercise?” I had to laugh. Hours? Surely you jest! Read More

Book Club: Still Life with Bread Crumbs, by Anna Quindlen
5 years ago

Book Club: Still Life with Bread Crumbs, by Anna Quindlen

Still Life with Bread Crumbs: A Novel is a new book by Anna Quindlen, a bestselling author and journalist that I have admired for years. Her collective works show her to be a woman of great depth and compassion. Read More