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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.

Volunteering with Guide Dogs: Give Back and Make New Friends
1 year 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

What Are the Benefits of Owning a Dog After 60?
1 year ago

What Are the Benefits of Owning a Dog After 60?

As many of us have learned the hard way, life after 60 can be a bit lonely. This is especially true if, like me, you have made the choice to live by yourself. Read More

6 Ways that Having a Pet Can Improve Your Life After 60
2 years ago

6 Ways that Having a Pet Can Improve Your Life After 60

I’m a cat person. I’ve always had a cat and can’t image my home without one. My cat isn’t my pet, it’s a member of my family. I love coming home and having my boy run up to greet me, rubbing against my legs and looking up at me with his big wide eyes that say he missed me. No matter how difficult my day has been, I forget it all about it when I see his eager face. Read More

This Retirement Home for Dogs Will Renew Your Faith in Humanity
2 years ago

This Retirement Home for Dogs Will Renew Your Faith in Humanity

I’ve always been an animal lover. For most of my life, my family has had dogs, cats, mice and an assortment of other creatures, common and exotic. Now, as a single woman in her 60s, I often consider getting a new dog. I imagine playing with her in the park. Read More

What’s the Purrfect Pet for Boomers? Are You a Cat Person or a Dog Person?
2 years ago

What’s the Purrfect Pet for Boomers? Are You a Cat Person or a Dog Person?

Over the course of our lives, most of us have had our fair share of pets. At times, my house felt like a petting zoo, with dogs cats and birds all crying for my attention. So, while I was completely heartbroken when my last little Chihuahua died, I also felt a weight lift from my shoulders. With my kids building their own lives and no animals to look after, I could finally explore the world. Read More

What Are the Benefits of Having a Pet After 60? You Might be Surprised
3 years ago

What Are the Benefits of Having a Pet After 60? You Might be Surprised

I never thought much about the benefits of having a pet until my little Chihuahua, Chica, died. She was the most wonderful little dog. She used to pull books off the shelf for me when I had something on my mind. Her selections were surprisingly relevant, although I wasn’t too keen on the bite marks. She kept me company, gave me plenty of exercise and gave me someone to talk to when my family wasn’t around. Read More