Women over 60 have been through a lot in life – we’ve had careers, married, divorced, raised children, welcomed grandchildren, cared for pets, houses and husbands… and now we’re ready for someone to attend to OUR needs. We deserve some pampering. Whether it’s a morning yoga class, a day at the spa, an evening glass of wine, or a therapeutic massage, there are many wonderful ways to achieve relaxation and centeredness – but most of them cost money.
Women over 60 often find themselves facing some financial challenges, even as they approach retirement age. Our generation is often known as the “sandwich generation,” because we are often “sandwiched” between the conflicting and competing demands of helping our aging parents and also helping our grown children and grandchildren.
Have you joined our Sixty and Me Forum yet? It is open for conversation and connections. The Forum will give our community a great opportunity to get to know each other in a more personal way and to share interests and discuss specific topics women over 60 care about.
Many women over 50 have been divorced, experienced the death of a partner, or never been married. So, it’s no surprise then that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40% of Americans over age 45 are single. If you find yourself navigating the dating world for the first time in decades, it’s natural to feel a bit nervous. Fortunately,
Many people used to think that getting older meant experiencing an inevitable physical decline. Of course it’s true that most 60 year old women aren’t going to run a 3-minute mile or lift 100 pound weights, but recent research suggests that older adults can continue to stay stronger and healthier with regular exercise, especially strength training. Fitness after 60 is a choice.
In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I had the unique opportunity to speak with Dr. Indre Viskontas, a neuroscientist (and opera singer) who shares her insights on how to keep the brain healthy after 60 in four different ways – nutrition, stress management, mental stimulation and exercise. Her observations are both inspirational and practical.
Many women start thinking about retirement when they approach 60, or are at least getting ready to think about working less or in a less structured independent way. Others want to follow their passions and switch to an alternative career that may give joy but not necessarily financial security.
Elizabeth Kubler Ross wrote about the five stages of dealing with death and loss – denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Change is the only constant in our lives. Fortunately, in most situations, as one door closes, another one opens. This is also very true of our careers, which change many times throughout our workings lives. By the time we reach our 60s, we have a pretty good grasp of who we are, what’s important to us, and what brings us joy.
A healthy smile equals a healthy you! New research suggests that the health of your mouth mirrors the condition of your body as a whole. Maintaining that healthy smile is largely up to us, so follow these simple steps, and keep smiling!