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Helen Mirren Drove THAT Around the Top Gear Track?
2 years ago

Helen Mirren Drove THAT Around the Top Gear Track?

If you had to describe Helen Mirren in a few words, “racer” or “thrill seeker” probably wouldn’t be at the top of your list. After all, this is the woman who stared in The Queen and Woman in Gold. Read More

Meaningful Celebration Ideas for a 60th Birthday and Beyond!
2 years ago

Meaningful Celebration Ideas for a 60th Birthday and Beyond!

My friend survived another trip around the sun, and I searched for an appropriate birthday card to send her.

I noticed that many cards contained exaggerated, pathetic caricatures that resembled cruel and unusual punishment for still being alive. An entire industry now creates snarky greeting cards and ready-made emails that mock seasoned women. I’m not going to buy or send them. Read More

5 Powerful Health Benefits of Knitting in Your 60s
2 years ago

5 Powerful Health Benefits of Knitting in Your 60s

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Is it possible that two sticks and a string can improve your life? Knitting provides so many ways to improve your health and sense of well-being. More than 50 million people knit or crochet; they must be on to something! Read More

Why Are All of the Older Adults on The X Factor Cringe Worthy?
2 years ago

Why Are All of the Older Adults on The X Factor Cringe Worthy?

Ok, I’ll admit it – one of my guilty little pleasures is watching The X Factor. Sometimes, I watch it by myself. But, more often, I go over to my son’s house to watch it with his family.

I’m not completely sure why I love The X Factor. Maybe it’s the fact that I have always been fascinated by passionate people. Or, maybe it’s the emotion and drama that the show is able to create. Whatever the reason, it’s become one of my favorite Saturday night activities. Read More

Is Tom Selleck 2016’s Sexiest Man Over 60?
2 years ago

Is Tom Selleck 2016’s Sexiest Man Over 60?

At Sixty and Me, we talk about many serious issues facing women over 60 – achieving financial security, fighting social isolation and depression, making friends as an older adult and achieving healthy aging.

These issues are all important, but, once in a while, it’s fun to ask something fun and light-hearted. This was my thinking when I established our annual “Sexiest Man Over 60” award. Read More

I’m Facing a Difficult Retirement Challenge. Can You Help?
2 years ago

I’m Facing a Difficult Retirement Challenge. Can You Help?

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My new phase of retirement is going to be a challenge. Can I do it? We’ll see.

The challenge begins in five weeks when my husband retires from his job as an airline pilot. He is used to traveling, having jet lag and doing his own thing. Read More

Are Aging Stereotypes in Films Making You Sick?
2 years ago

Are Aging Stereotypes in Films Making You Sick?

Does life imitate art? Or, is it the other way around? Well, according to a new study, when it comes to negative aging stereotypes in movies, both perspectives could be true!

Let’s start with the facts. According to a recent study by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, ageism may not just be insulting, it may also be downright unhealthy. Read More

Hearing Loss Happens, but, Good Listening Skills Are a Choice
2 years ago

Hearing Loss Happens, but, Good Listening Skills Are a Choice

When was the last time you felt really listened to? Can you think of a time when somebody sat down with you and gave you their undivided, respectful attention? Do you know the feeling of being encouraged to go deeper, to tap into your own knowing in the presence of another? Read More

How Do Real Friends Respond to a Serious Illness? You Might Be Surprised!
2 years ago

How Do Real Friends Respond to a Serious Illness? You Might Be Surprised!

My friends are getting sick at an alarming rate. No doubt it goes with the aging process. We all get our share of aches and pains but some illnesses are a matter of life and death.

When your friend is diagnosed with a serious illness, what’s the best way to respond? Read More

What Are the Best Gifts for Grandma… According to Grandmas?
2 years ago

What Are the Best Gifts for Grandma… According to Grandmas?

Why is it so hard to buy gifts for grandma? Perhaps it’s because, as women in our 60s, or older, we simply don’t feel like we need anything anymore. Or, maybe the traditional gifts of knitting sets, customized mugs, bath salts and jewelry simply don’t appeal to this generation of modern grandmothers. Read More

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