As a young woman, I was always on the lookout for female role models. There were not a lot of them on television in the 1960s. In fact, I remember my first real exposure to TV was Bonanza where four guys dominated the screen. I didn’t let this stop me from identifying with who I thought was the most handsome, interesting and clever. Adam of course!
Quick quiz! What activities pop into your mind when you think the words “senior citizens?” Chances are, even if you are a dynamic, well-rounded older adult yourself, activities like “bingo,” “pinochle,” “knitting” and “scrapbooking” were probably on the tip of your tongue.
Activities like “going to a rave,” “dancing the twist,” “drinking fancy cocktails” and “attending black-tie events” probably weren’t at the top of your list. To be honest, they weren’t at the top of mine either!
We trust our doctors for a good reason; they have spent decades learning how to keep us alive and healthy. Our lives, quite literally, rest in their hands. Celebrities, perhaps, do not deserve our trust, but, for some reason, we give it to them anyway. And, TV doctors? Well, apparently, they are in a category all of their own!
With approximately 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every single day, Medicare is facing an uncertain future.
Will the country be able to continue to run the program as the ratio of workers to non-workers decreases?
For most of my life, I had two criteria when it came to choosing a restaurant – great food and acceptable service. Now, as a get a little older, I find myself adding a third criteria to the list – a reasonably quiet room so that I can actually enjoy the company of my friends and family.
They say that there is always an element of truth in every sarcastic comment. And, the same is often true for clichés and stereotypes. Well, if this is true, then a recent comedy sketch by a group of Australian millennials may offer some fascinating insights into just how our kids and grandkids see us.
My family hasn’t done a terribly good job at generating cross-generational wealth. There was a time when I thought that my husband and I would be the ones to break our family into the world of the 1%. Then, a series of events, missteps and outright mistakes brought our financial dreams crashing down to Earth.
Do you remember a time when ideas mattered? I do. Do you remember when perspectives were more important than personalities? I do. Do you remember when trying to make the world a better place mattered more than which tribe we belonged to? I do.
Do you believe in love after 60? Or have you given up on men? Join us in conversation with dating coach Lisa Copeland who shares 5 reasons why you shouldn’t give up on male companionship. Enjoy the show!