Since starting Sixty and Me, almost 5 years ago, I have noticed something interesting; the positive thinkers among us are, on average, happier, more active, stronger, more social and more engaged with the world.
The Battle of the Bulge was the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II. It was also the operation in which the most American’s lost their lives. So, it is not surprising that the few brave soldiers who experienced this battle and are still alive today cherish the few memories that they have of their friends who were left behind.
No matter where you are in the world, chances are that your life has been heavily influenced by British culture and design. As a teenager, living in the U.S., I remember being completely in love with the Beatles. I didn’t wash my hands for a week after shaking Paul McCartney’s hand after a concert, but, that’s another story.
There is no doubt that the women in our community love their pets. They are our best friends, confidants and exercise coaches. They keep us warm on long winter nights and get us out of the house during the sweltering summer heat.
One of the things that people find frustrating about politically aligned news websites is that they only present one side of complex issues. In reality, there are always two sides to every story. And, when it comes to politics, there are always trade-offs between the rights of one group vs the rights of another.
It’s no secret that the concept of marriage has taken a beating in recent years. In movies and on TV, the very idea of tying yourself to someone for life is seen as, at best, antiquated and cute and, at worst, unrealistic and harmful.
The media likes to talk about us as “the richest generation of all time” and, in many ways, we are.
For many older adults, hip surgery is a necessary evil. While none of us wants to go through the difficult rehabilitation process that follows hip-replacement surgery, the alternative is worse by far. So, for the sake of our mobility and future pain-free life, we put our hips in our doctor’s hands and hope for the best.
Decades ago, I heard a doctor on the radio reminding his listeners that, when it comes to medication, “If it’s strong enough to help you, it’s strong enough to hurt you.” This sentence stuck with me over the years and, whenever I have been offered a pill or potion, I remembered this simple wisdom.
There are many reasons that we love Helen Mirren. She is an amazing actress, with 26 major awards to her name, including one Oscar. She is a champion for women’s rights and an outspoken critic of sexism and ageism. And, as today’s story demonstrates, despite her continued success as an actress, she is a down-to-earth lady who can even make riding the bus look fabulous!