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Travel First Class… and Other Reminders for a Happy Retirement
3 years ago

Travel First Class… and Other Reminders for a Happy Retirement

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Have you retired or are about to retire? Here are a few things to remember as you move into this next journey of your life. Note that retirement is not about an age or amount of money; it is when work is optional!

Some of these reminders are passed down from an older generation but we sometimes forget them. Read More

Creative Ways to Enjoy Oil Painting Without Wrecking Your Budget
3 years ago

Creative Ways to Enjoy Oil Painting Without Wrecking Your Budget

You love your new oil painting pastime, but replacing art supplies keeps getting more expensive. Maybe you feel a little guilty about the costs. Maybe you decide to paint less often. Another option is to stretch out the paint, but does the end result on the canvas disappoint you? Read More

Shared Housing for Seniors – Solutions for Income and Companionship
3 years ago

Shared Housing for Seniors – Solutions for Income and Companionship

Arnie calls her home “my accordion house” and laughs.

It’s a huge Victorian building in the center of Concord, New Hampshire. Arnie inherited it from an aunt who lived on the second floor until her death. When her husband died at an early age, she was suddenly a widow of very limited means. Read More

How to Tune Your Facebook Settings to Friends, Not Fluff
3 years ago

How to Tune Your Facebook Settings to Friends, Not Fluff

I love Facebook. It allows me to keep up with friends who I’ve lost contact with over time. Friends relocate, they change jobs and life in general always seems to get in the way.

The best way I know of keeping in touch is through Facebook. But it comes with a price. Read More

5 Autumn Rituals to Celebrate the Changing of the Seasons (Plus, My Apple Butter Recipe)
3 years ago

5 Autumn Rituals to Celebrate the Changing of the Seasons (Plus, My Apple Butter Recipe)

I love the changing of the seasons. Don’t you? This time of year I get to pull out my flannel shirts and thick socks, which after a summer of bare shoulders and toes feels cozy and warm. Read More

Susan Sarandon Turns 70 Today, Shows that Life After 60 is Whatever You Make it
3 years ago

Susan Sarandon Turns 70 Today, Shows that Life After 60 is Whatever You Make it

Celebrities live in a fantasy world of glamour and success. So, it’s always lovely to be able to highlight a brilliant actress who has remained down to earth. One such woman is Susan Sarandon.

Today, on her 70th birthday, I’d like to share a few details about her life. Then, let’s wish her a very happy birthday together! Read More

How a Surprise Friendship Showed Me that Life After 60 Gives as Much as it Takes
3 years ago

How a Surprise Friendship Showed Me that Life After 60 Gives as Much as it Takes

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The older I get, the more clearly I see – through my new trifocals – that life really is a give and take proposition, often with equally unsatisfactory results. Read More

How Silver Surfers Can Avoid Internet Scams and Fraud
3 years ago

How Silver Surfers Can Avoid Internet Scams and Fraud

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I hope by reading my tale you will be more alert to the unscrupulous characters lurking on the internet. Also it is my desire that you will be forewarned, empowered and confident enough to listen to the warning bells I ignored. Read More

Judi Dench Doesn’t Allow These Words in Her House and Neither Do I!
3 years ago

Judi Dench Doesn’t Allow These Words in Her House and Neither Do I!

For many people, “retirement” is seen as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; it is a reward for a lifetime of hard work and an opportunity to relax and take it easy. Well, that’s the idea at least!

In reality, the concept of retirement, in a traditional sense, is both unrealistic and unhealthy. Now, before you accuse me of being out of touch with reality, let me explain. Then, I’ll tell you how this all relates to two words that Judi Dench refuses to let into her house. Read More

10 Autumn Aspirations to Help You Get More from Life After 60
3 years ago

10 Autumn Aspirations to Help You Get More from Life After 60

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So it’s Autumn, season of mists and something somethings, as the poet says. (No, he doesn’t but that’s the best I can do).

It is therefore time for this creaky post 60 writer to think about drawing up my list of new year resolutions. Read More