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!
I love Jane Seymour. She is bold, unconventional, adventurous and independent. Besides, anyone who would change her name to one of King Henry VIII’s wives has my admiration. Incidentally, she chose wisely, because Jane Seymour was the only of the Henry’s wives who did not lose her head!
For most kids, letting their parents take a look at their phone messages is about as appealing as going to the dentist. Of course, if you have seen a teenager’s phone recently, you know that they have no reason to worry. They don’t even talk in words!
Sex after 60, like sex at any age, is a deeply personal experience. Some of us still feel sexual at 60. Others would describe their desires as sensual. Still others would say that they have no interest in physical intimacy at all. That’s ok.
It’s a terrifying scenario. After decades of contributing to society through her work, family obligations and charitable contributions, your mom finally needs someone to take care of her.
According to the latest statistics, more than 266,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in 2018. This means that, if it takes you four minutes to read this article, two more women in the U.S. will have been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
If you ask the women in our community what their top fears are for the coming decade, “losing my independence” would be high on their list. Most of these women worry that an illness – or simply age-related frailty – will eventually force them to leave their homes.
There is a stereotype that older adults are unwilling to try new technologies or, worse, that we fear technical innovation. While this is clearly ridiculous, in my experience, it is true that we tend to wait for a technology to become useful before we jump on board.
If you love Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman – and who doesn’t? – I have great news. These two Sixty and Me favorites are scheduled to appear together in the upcoming Disney film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms towards the end of 2018!