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Learning to Live Alone… with Other People
3 years ago

Learning to Live Alone… with Other People

Learning to live alone can be very empowering – and expensive.

As solo women, we often prefer to live alone, but we want to do so in an environment which also provides social connections, activities and the sense of community we crave. Community makes it easier to maintain our independence by allowing us to “live alone, together,” the core of the Entourage concept that I write about in my book Retiring Solo. Read More

5 Useful Things Boomers Can Learn from Millennials
3 years ago

5 Useful Things Boomers Can Learn from Millennials

My dad is a baby boomer. He runs every week with a couple of friends and they often talk about their millennial children.

This group of millennials, including me, are in our late 20s and are a pretty diverse bunch. We have started businesses, travelled the world and lived in exotic locations, changed jobs and moved multiple times and have altogether lived very different lives from our baby boomer parents. Read More

Why Life After 60 is the Perfect Time to Start Painting
3 years ago

Why Life After 60 is the Perfect Time to Start Painting

A few years ago I was looking after a gallery exhibition. Sometimes artists have to share this duty for joint exhibitions and this was my turn. Read More

Don’t Choose an Independent Living Community Until You Ask These 6 Questions
3 years ago

Don’t Choose an Independent Living Community Until You Ask These 6 Questions

It’s easy to understand the appeal of independent living communities. By the time we reach our 60s and 70s, many of us feel like we want a little extra support. We want to live in a community that helps us to stay social and active. At the same time, we value our independence and aren’t willing to accept invisibility. Read More

4 Exciting Ways to Show the World You’re Never Too Old to Learn
3 years ago

4 Exciting Ways to Show the World You’re Never Too Old to Learn

One of the things that makes my 60s so enjoyable is that I have discovered the fountain of vitality in the form of learning. Learning contributes to the joy and purpose in my life. Each morning I make a cup of tea and go into my office where I study. Read More

Master of Reinvention, Madonna, is Billboard’s 2016 Woman of the Year
3 years ago

Master of Reinvention, Madonna, is Billboard’s 2016 Woman of the Year

Baby boomer women are masters of reinvention and no-one represents this trait in our generation better than Madonna. Over the decades, she has always had her finger on the pulse of popular culture. Her music, sometimes shocking, yet always entertaining, almost always represents the direction of our society. Read More

Retirement Living Beyond Florida: Here’s How Boomer Women Are Really Retiring!
3 years ago

Retirement Living Beyond Florida: Here’s How Boomer Women Are Really Retiring!

In retirement, as in almost all things, we’re doing things differently than generations previous. Always-sunny, closed-in, air-conditioned, cookie-cutter communities in Florida are no longer the default destination. Like seriously, NO. But what is the plan? Read More

Judi Dench to Play Princess Dragomiroff in Murder on the Orient Express
3 years ago

Judi Dench to Play Princess Dragomiroff in Murder on the Orient Express

One of the fun things about getting a little bit older is that you have the opportunity to see trends come… and go… and come back again. This is true in fashion and, more recently, it has been true in the world of entertainment. Read More

Helen Mirren Says that Ageism in the Media Also Involves What Happens Off Camera
3 years ago

Helen Mirren Says that Ageism in the Media Also Involves What Happens Off Camera

When most people talk about ageism in the media, they usually refer to the number of female roles that are available. Or, they may discuss the fact that female actresses are paid less than their male counterparts. Read More

Decluttering the Nest: Helping Your Adult Children (and You!) to Move Forward
3 years ago

Decluttering the Nest: Helping Your Adult Children (and You!) to Move Forward

Why is it that so many adult children use their parents’ home to store all their childhood mementos? What effect does this have on them? And how does it affect the parents who allow it? Read More