We all know that Helen Mirren has a way with words. Her role in The Queen (2006) won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Off the screen, she has used her powerful voice to fight abuse, poverty and hunger. She has also been a tenacious supporter of women’s and senior citizen’s rights.
Whenever we receive a financial windfall, whether it’s an inheritance, tax refund or bonus, it’s tempting to rush out and buy something new and shiny. Like many members of our community, this is exactly what I did when I was younger.
Scamming someone is all about playing on their most basic emotions – fear, greed or love. But, before a scammer can play on your emotions, they first need to gain your confidence. For this reason, more scammers than ever are going to elaborate lengths to pose as people that we trust.
Spend 10 minutes in almost any major city around the world and you will realize that urban environments just weren’t designed with older adults in mind. From New York to London, seniors face limited transportation options, safety concerns and few multi-generational housing opportunities.
Great teachers are more than just great educators. They are also child psychologists, trained in the school of life, with their fingers on the pulse of their students’ emotions.
For years, we have been hearing about how our generation is not prepared for retirement. In fact, the statistics are kind of scary.
Ok, I’ve only written the title for this article and I’ve already said two things that I never thought I would say: “Tasteful Playboy shoot” and “Jane Seymour (67) appears in Playboy.”
Now, normally, I wouldn’t consider a Playboy story to be relevant for our community, but, there are a couple of reasons that I wanted to share this with you now.
On the surface, California’s law requiring websites like IMDb to remove the ages of actors or actresses, upon their request, seems a bit silly. After all, it’s pretty easy to find someone’s age. All you need to do is perform a quick Google search and voila… information at your fingertips!
Besides, many of us find it hard to feel sorry for people who are making millions of dollars just for being famous. Of course, 99% of actors aren’t rich and most of them work their butts off, but, that’s another story!
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.