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Downsizing in Retirement: Purging My Closet, Office and Bathroom and Learning to Breathe Again
3 weeks ago

Downsizing in Retirement: Purging My Closet, Office and Bathroom and Learning to Breathe Again

I love the change of seasons because it gives me an opportunity to do one of my favorite things: purge my closet. The good thing about purging one’s closet at the beginning of the season is that the things you get rid of are still wearable by someone else. Read More

Easy Cooking and Entertaining for After 60 Dinner Parties
4 weeks ago

Easy Cooking and Entertaining for After 60 Dinner Parties

Years ago I would often have people over for dinner. We called these events dinner parties, and I would usually invite anywhere between two to five couples.

I would spend all day in the kitchen, cooking up a storm and still be busy when the company arrived. I would also tend to things while everyone was sipping on cocktails and nibbling on appetizers Read More

6 Fabulous Christmas Gifts for Women Over 60 That Won’t Add Clutter
4 weeks ago

6 Fabulous Christmas Gifts for Women Over 60 That Won’t Add Clutter

Do you spend weeks hunting in shops or spend hours on your computer looking for the perfect holiday gifts? Gift giving can be an exhausting and emotionally draining experience as we struggle to find just the right gifts for our family and friends. Read More

Are You Ready for Retirement? Ask Yourself These Questions to Find Out
4 weeks ago

Are You Ready for Retirement? Ask Yourself These Questions to Find Out

The term retirement dates to 1889, and is rapidly becoming an obsolete term. It was first used for soldiers who were pensioned off during the reign of Otto von Bismark in 1889. In that century men were expected to live two years after turning 65. Read More

What Are You Yearning for in Life After Retirement?
1 month ago

What Are You Yearning for in Life After Retirement?

In a recent Sixty and Me article I addressed three things about retirement that can take us by surprise. The next topic worth examining, as you consider your life during retirement, is a simple question that’s loaded with possibility: What are you yearning for? Read More

Senior Scams: How Online Thieves Can Steal Your Credit Card Information
1 month ago

Senior Scams: How Online Thieves Can Steal Your Credit Card Information

Do you avoid online shopping to avoid identity theft? Do you feel safer shopping at traditional brick-and-mortar stores than you do online? Read More

Fun Hobbies for Older Women: The Joy of Singing at Any Age
1 month ago

Fun Hobbies for Older Women: The Joy of Singing at Any Age

Do you sing? No, I don’t mean, are you an opera singer, because there are precious few of those. I just mean do you like to sing, for instance, in the shower or in the bath? Or perhaps to yourself as you potter around the house. It is a joyous activity, which can be done at any age. Read More

Finding Your Style as an Artist in Your 60s
1 month ago

Finding Your Style as an Artist in Your 60s

Many years ago, when I first began to create flame-worked glass beads and jewelry, I worried that as a new artist, I didn’t have a ‘style.’ Read More

6 Ways to Avoid Senior Scams and Frauds
1 month ago

6 Ways to Avoid Senior Scams and Frauds

In the U.S., victims of elder financial abuse can lose a cumulative sum of about $3 billion a year, according to Bob Blancato, head of the Elder Justice Coalition and expert in the Caregiver Smile Summit.

And guess what? That is a low estimate. Another study reveals up to $36 billion in losses. As the population of aging people grows so do fraud and abuse. Read More

How to Get Organized for a Conference or Excursion
1 month ago

How to Get Organized for a Conference or Excursion

Many people in their 60s continue to attend workshops and classes to enhance their professional talents, learn new skills, network with others or experience the fun of a cooking class or a travel program. Read More