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Benefits of Owning a Pet

For many women in the community, the benefits of owning a pet after 60 outweigh the costs. Find out how owning a cat or a dog could help you to get in better shape, make friends and even live longer.

What Are the Latest Gadgets for Dogs and Cats? You May Be Surprised!
8 months ago

What Are the Latest Gadgets for Dogs and Cats? You May Be Surprised!

By  •  Family

Have you said no to having a pet despite really wanting one? Or do you turn down invitations to fun events to avoid leaving your furry friend alone at home too long? Read More

Dogs for Seniors: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Get a New Best Friend
8 months ago

Dogs for Seniors: 5 Questions to Ask Before You Get a New Best Friend

By  •  Family

Does the thought of cuddling up with a blanket, a good book and a sweet pup snuggled at your feet simply warm your heart? Me too!

There’s nothing better than having the best companion dog by your side. It’s a fantastic idea! Read More

Understanding and Surviving the 7 Stages of Pet Loss Grief
8 months ago

Understanding and Surviving the 7 Stages of Pet Loss Grief

The stages of pet loss grief for some people over 60 are really no different than the experience of someone in their 20s.

However, if you are feeling a little raw or unsure with your emotions from the impending loss or the loss of your pet, keep in mind that what you are feeling is normal. Read More

How to Deal with the Grief of the Loss of a Pet After 60
9 months ago

How to Deal with the Grief of the Loss of a Pet After 60

Coping with the loss of a pet is incredibly difficult at any age. As you probably already know, it doesn’t matter if you are six or 60 – the raw emotions of pet loss can make you feel alone, angry or even numb. Read More

Losing a Pet After 60 is Especially Hard. Here’s How to Recover
9 months ago

Losing a Pet After 60 is Especially Hard. Here’s How to Recover

As a woman over 60, having a pet in your life can give you boundless love and happiness. You probably don’t need anyone telling you that the love you have for your pet is amazing. Read More

Hero Dogs Need a Place to Retire. We Need Love. It’s a Match Made in Heaven!
12 months ago

Hero Dogs Need a Place to Retire. We Need Love. It’s a Match Made in Heaven!

Here at Sixty and Me, we know just how much living with an animal can improve your life, and we’ve written before about the benefits of owning a pet as an older adult. Many people choose to buy their animal from a breeder, but there are plenty of other ways to adopt deserving pets. Read More

Cats vs. Dogs – What’s the Best Pet for Seniors?
1 year ago

Cats vs. Dogs – What’s the Best Pet for Seniors?

By now, it’s pretty clear that the evidence shows that having a pet is a great idea for many seniors.

Beyond the “soft” benefits of owning a pet – like unconditional love and emotional support – animals can be great for your health. For example, according to this study, owning a pet may significantly reduce your chances of developing heart disease. Read More

5 Essential Tips for Traveling with Pets
1 year ago

5 Essential Tips for Traveling with Pets

By  •  Travel

When we are planning a vacation, or any kind of trip for that matter, we typically plan for all sorts of situations.

What clothes do we need to include for everything we want to do? What snacks do we want to keep within our grasp? Do we have enough of our prescription medications for the entire time we will be away? The list goes on. Read More

Puppy Love: How Adopting a Dog Can Bring Joy to Women Over 60
1 year ago

Puppy Love: How Adopting a Dog Can Bring Joy to Women Over 60

By  •  Mindset

“I said I’d take a dog, but I’m not sure I want that one.” “He’s a real sweetheart,” Brittany, a staff member, assured me. He was big with the smushed-in face of a bulldog, but the height of a boxer. He had a barrel chest, and his front legs were shorter than the back ones making his back bow in the middle. Truth is I was a little afraid of him. Read More

Volunteering with Guide Dogs: Give Back and Make New Friends
2 years ago

Volunteering with Guide Dogs: Give Back and Make New Friends

As retirement approaches, the opportunities to embark on voluntary work become increasingly appealing.

But what to do? If you are not going to get paid, it has to be something you enjoy, something you feel passionate about and, hopefully, something that will give you a new perspective on life. Read More