In many ways, the first Star Trek series, which aired from 1966-1969 was a representation of our collective consciousness. As a generation, we grew up believing that anything was possible.
It’s no surprise that many older adults are struggling financially. Between the Great Recession, which wiped out many of our savings, rising medical costs and low interest rates, baby boomers are in a tricky spot, financially speaking.
Costco is known for being a one-stop shop if you’re looking to buy household or food items in bulk, not to mention a variety of other miscellaneous items that you never knew you needed (a giant life-sized Teddy bear, vacation packages, custom painted pet portraits – the list goes on and on).
And let’s not forget the free food samples that you can enjoy to help keep your energy up as you wander the never-ending aisles of this warehouse giant.
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!
These days, there’s no shortage of young, beefy male actors gracing the screens at the box office in the latest action films – but what about women in their 60’s?
Now that’s something we don’t see so much – until now!
Women over 60 often experience an unfortunate societal norm – they are made to feel invisible.
Sure, we’ve all heard that 30 is the new 20 or even that 40 is the new 30 – but 60? Rarely is 60 called the new 40.
More commonly, when women reach their 60s (and beyond), our youth-crazed society makes them feel obsolete, unimportant, or irrelevant.
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!
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.