Our Six Favorite Magazines for Women Over 60
Part of my inspiration for starting Sixty and Me was the feeling that too many media outlets do not devote enough attention to women over 60. I feel that we are too often invisible on magazine covers and on TV shows, and our voices too often are not being heard. I wanted to create my own community of wonderful women over 60 to share our stories, learn from each other, and help women over 60 lead more financially independent, personally fulfilling, healthy and connected lives.
While the mainstream media still has a long way to go, there are fortunately several great magazines that do a wonderful job of sharing stories and connecting women over 60 with worthwhile information and resources.
Here are a few of Sixty and Me’s favorite magazines for women over 60:
Real Simple is a beautifully produced, smartly written magazine that is not exclusively “for” women over 60, but contains lots of great articles that often are of interest to women our age. Real Simple is dedicated to helping people live simpler, peaceful, uncluttered lives. Every issue has great tips for how to cook healthy, affordable meals at home (minimizing time in the kitchen and maximizing nutrition and flavor), how to find great deals on fashion, cosmetics and other essentials to help you feel more beautiful and stylish, and how to create a more fulfilling life. There are many inspiring stories in Real Simple about friendship, building community, nurturing families, and finding strength and motivation to achieve great things in your career and in your life.
More Magazine is for “women of style and substance.” It’s a smart, entertaining magazine that has everything from financial advice to celebrity interviews to fashion trends – but often with an emphasis on women age 50 and up. Check out More Magazine if you want to get “more” out of life over 60.
O, the Oprah Magazine
Oprah Winfrey is one of the most beloved media personalities in America, with a long-running TV talk show that recently ended. O is the magazine that extends Oprah’s lifestyle brand to the printed page and online. Oprah’s magazine is great for women over 60 because it addresses a lot of the same issues and interests that women our age tend to be concerned with – health, financial advice, relationship advice, spirituality, fashion, and inspiring stories of how to get more out of life and how to be our best possible selves. If you love Oprah Winfrey, you will love O Magazine.
Sensationally Sexy and Over 50
This magazine is relatively new on the scene, but I’m intrigued by it because it addresses one of the biggest misconceptions about women our age – that we’re not interested in fashion, beauty, sensuality, and style. Sensationally Sexy and Over 50 is dedicated to fighting stigmas about getting older, and reminding people of all the ways that women our age can still be sensationally sexy.
This online magazine focuses on the positive aspects of aging and offers advice and ideas on everything from health, fitness, beauty, fashion, and home management, to business, relationships and faith. Similar to the mission of Sixty and Me, LivingBetter50+ is dedicated to helping women our age live better physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is one of America’s biggest organizations for people who have reached retirement age (whether or not they are technically “retired” yet). In addition to great discounts on senior travel, the AARP Magazine also offers insightful interviews and articles on how to boost your brain power, where to find great recipes, and compelling celebrity profiles that might make you seriously consider making some changes in your life. (For example – a recent AARP magazine article about former President Bill Clinton explained why he decided to become a vegan and shared some of his favorite vegan recipes.)
What are your favorite magazines? Do you still find magazines relevant when they appeal to women our age as an “age group,” or do you mostly like to read magazines that suit your interests and cover your hobbies? Or join the conversation in the Sixty and Me Forum.