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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

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

Book Club: The Signature of All Things: A Novel, by Elizabeth Gilbert
5 years ago

Book Club: The Signature of All Things: A Novel, by Elizabeth Gilbert

After taking a 13 year break from writing novels, and following the amazing international success of her memoir “Eat Pray Love,” Elizabeth Gilbert has returned to fiction with “The Signature of  All Things: A Novel.”

The book is set in the 18th and 19th centuries and tells the rags to riches story of the Whittaker family led by the creative and resourceful Henry Whittaker. After conquering extreme poverty and facing personal challenges, he becomes the richest man in Philadelphia. His strong willed and adventurous daughter Alma eventually inherits all of her father’s money and Read More

Can a Robotic Seal Help with Independent Senior Living?
5 years ago

Can a Robotic Seal Help with Independent Senior Living?

Did you know that there are over 40,000 people over the age of 100 living in Japan? With one of the highest life expectancies in the world, Japan is facing a demographic crisis. While longer lifespans are a cause for celebration, Japan, like many western countries, is struggling to support their aging population. Read More

Retirement Trends: Boomers are Minding the Gap (Year)
5 years ago

Retirement Trends: Boomers are Minding the Gap (Year)

Recently, Market Watch published an article revealing that “gap years” are not just for college students. After long years of stress and personal sacrifice, raising families and navigating careers, many older men and women are taking a break in their 50s and 60s. We are rethinking retirement. Read More

Women Over 60 are Using Social Media to Make their Voices Heard
5 years ago

Women Over 60 are Using Social Media to Make their Voices Heard

In a recent Huff Post article, I argued that most companies just don’t know how to market to older women. A few years ago, companies could use the excuse that women over 60 were hard to reach. But, now that our generation is one of the fastest growing audiences in social media, this argument has lost its power. Women over 60 are online – and boy, do we have a lot to say! Read More

Book Club: Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search, by Martin Sixsmith
5 years ago

Book Club: Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search, by Martin Sixsmith

Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search, by Martin Sixsmith, is a true story about what happens when a young unmarried Irish girl gets pregnant in the 1950s.

Philomena is sent to a Catholic nunnery in Tipperary to have her baby and, since she is unable to pay money for her release, has to work in the kitchens and gardens for 3 years with her son. Eventually she is forced to give up her child, who is sold for adoption to an American family. He disappears from her life. Philomena then spends 50 years looking for him, unaware that he is looking for her as well. Read More

What’s in a Name? Popular Names in the 1950s and Today
5 years ago

What’s in a Name? Popular Names in the 1950s and Today

Do you love your name? Or, do you sometimes wonder what your parents were thinking when they decided what to call you? While naming our children seems like a personal decision, we probably don’t realize how much we are influenced by outside trends. In fact, looking at the data, it’s fascinating to see how the most popular names vary from decade to decade. Read More

Is it Time to Re-Think the Retirement Age for Women?
5 years ago

Is it Time to Re-Think the Retirement Age for Women?

Enabling women to gain financial security in their 60s is one the key goals of the Sixty and Me Community. We have often discussed that “retirement,” in the traditional sense, is being redefined as women are staying healthier and living longer. In addition, many women genuinely enjoy the social connections that work provides. Read More

6 Heartwarming Films for Women Over 60
5 years ago

6 Heartwarming Films for Women Over 60

Winter is an ideal time to cozy up on the couch and enjoy a good movie – after all, when the nights are dark and the weather is cold, we need to find ways to stay entertained while enjoying the comforts of home! It can sometimes be hard to find good, positive films for women over 60 – Hollywood doesn’t seem to make many movies for “grownups” any more; most of the big budget Hollywood movies are made for teenagers. Read More