Some people are naturally good at social interaction. You see them at parties and events, surrounded by groups of other guests, talking, laughing and having fun. They move around the room, igniting small fires of goodwill. Everyone loves them.
No matter how much you plan, retiring abroad is a shock to the system. I still remember arriving in Switzerland. Pink suitcase in hand, I weaved my way through the airport, my head spinning with unfamiliar sights and sounds. I was completely overwhelmed with emotions – excitement, fear, curiosity and many others.
Several months ago, I launched an aging alone Facebook group. Members bring up hot topics like affordable housing and medical care, transportation concerns, and countering isolation. Housing ranks the number one challenge for people over 60. It is particularly important for women who are aging alone.
When Olivia de Havilland, who later played Melanie in Gone with the Wind, was born, on July 1, 1916, the world was a very different place. World War I was still being fought, BMW had just been founded, the Boy Scouts of America were only 1-month old and the world’s first radio news program was still 4 years away!
I’m a 25 year resident of Merida, Mexico in the Yucatan peninsula. I moved here for work and love and now I’m seeing a huge influx of expats joining the party here. I want to share some of my thoughts about retiring here with you.
I learned the hard way that writing your life story is tougher than it sounds. Like many women, I’ve started to write my memoirs several times over the last few decades.
Even though I write thousands of pages of content for Sixty and Me every year, I just couldn’t manage to get my own life down on paper. So, I gave up.
Are you a knitter, quilter, or have some other crafting hobby that takes up substantial space in your home? Here’s what to do to keep your craft supplies under control so you can enjoy your hobby more.
Every summer, the largest green field festival in the world is held in Glastonbury, a small town in the UK. 170,000 people enjoy several days of mud, music and mayhem!
If you are feeling in a rut, or a bit lonely, one of the best cures is to try something new. Or, you might want to delve deeper into a creative outlet or hobby that you already have.