When you think about the kind of dishes traditionally associated with people our age, recipes like “Grandma’s Apple Pie,” “Old-Time Scalloped Potatoes” and “Turkey Pot Pie” probably spring to mind. After all, these are the kinds of recipes that people in their 50s and 60s are seen making in the movies and on TV.
It was George Bernard Shaw who said “Youth is wasted on the young.” I sometimes remind my young adult sons about this when they are getting uppity. This amusing quote, like all good quotes, has more than a grain of truth to it, especially when you reach your fifties and sixties.
I remember the moment of panic when, 5 years ago, I realized that I had just had my wallet stolen. I was standing outside a store in Milan, admiring a particularly nice pair of shoes in the window, when a young man bumped into me. He held up his hands apologetically and smiled. As he disappeared into the crowd, realization dawned on me and I started to panic.
As President-elect Trump prepares to take on his new role as the most powerful man in the world, many women have been left wondering what happened to their first genuine opportunity to have a female U.S. president. Will we see another opportunity to elect a female president in our lifetime?
“But you will cease to feel isolated when you recognize, for example, that you do not have a sensation of the sky: you are that sensation. For all purposes of feeling, your sensation of the sky is the sky, and there is no ‘you’ apart from what you sense, feel, and know.” – Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity
Imagine a senior living option that takes care of everything. Picture living in a safe, serene and social environment in which your every need, from luxury accommodation to health care, is taken care of. Imagine never having to move again, no matter what happens to your health. These are just a few of the many promises of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).
As you know, Sixty and Me is a non-partisan website. We have over 500,000 women in our community from all walks of life. We have different political views, come from a variety of backgrounds and follow many religions. In our own way, we all want to make the world a better place for our grandkids.
As the holiday season approaches, it is a lovely time to reflect on our blessings and share them with others. Those of us with computer access and who can be part of the Sixty and Me community are indeed some of the luckiest women in the world. It probably means we have a roof over our heads, clean water and food in our cupboards.
It’s finally time for retirement. We have endless freedom stretching in front of us, which means that we can spend our days doing whatever we like. If you are looking around to see what others are doing with their retirement years, check out these five trends for the young at heart.
Aaahh, the smell of roasting turkey. Sounds of jingle bells and children’s red-cheeked laughter. Visions of shiny wrapping paper and sparkly trees and glowing menorahs. Joy and connection. The happiest time of the year.
Except when it isn’t.