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Getting Older

Getting older isn’t a popular concept. There are so many aging stereotypes and myths, that many of us grow up fearing our 50th or 60th birthdays. In reality, getting older can be a blessing. For starters, the older you get, the better you know yourself. In addition, you finally have the time to explore your passions. Let’s explore and celebrate the aging process together!

How Time Takes on a Deeper Significance in Our 60s
4 days ago

How Time Takes on a Deeper Significance in Our 60s

By  •  Mindset

In a recent conversation on Sixty and Me, I enjoyed chatting about memory markers. These are memories that lodge in our minds when we have a new experience and also have the ability to ‘slow down time.’ It started me thinking. Read More

You Won’t Believe How Some People Describe the Aging Process!
5 days ago

You Won’t Believe How Some People Describe the Aging Process!

I attended a conference by The Atlantic called “The New Old Age.” It included a host of speakers in the Baby Boomer and beyond market, including 95-year-old Norman Lear. Read More

Navigating the New 60: How to Become Your Next Best Self
2 weeks ago

Navigating the New 60: How to Become Your Next Best Self

By  •  Mindset

I am closing in on my 60th birthday, and I am excited to be facing a new decade. Why? Because I see this big benchmark birthday as an opportunity to transition to my next, best self. Read More

5 Ways to Balance Your Losses with Gains After 60
2 weeks ago

5 Ways to Balance Your Losses with Gains After 60

By  •  Mindset

It’s a simple concept – and certainly not new – that finding balance in your life after 60 may be one of the most important things you do to prepare yourself for the years ahead. Read More

What Does it Really Mean to be in the “Sandwich Generation”
2 weeks ago

What Does it Really Mean to be in the “Sandwich Generation”

Are we the generation which had it all?

The bra-burning brigade of the 1960s led us to believe we could have everything we wanted – a fabulous job, a happy family, a beautiful home, leisure time by the bucket-load because of all the labour-saving gadgets, good health, cars, holidays – you name it, it was ours for the taking. Read More

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever
4 weeks ago

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever

I grew up seeing some of my older relatives remove their ‘teeth’ before going to bed. Sometimes, they expressed discomfort with chewing or dentures that were either too tight or too loose. I decided early on in my life that I was not going to go down that same road. Read More

How Dancing Can Improve Your Physical and Mental Well-Being After 60
1 month ago

How Dancing Can Improve Your Physical and Mental Well-Being After 60

By  •  Mindset

Have you ever been listening to music as you’re fixing dinner or doing dishes, and found yourself doing the “two-step” or just “movin’ to the groove”? Well, whatever you called it, you were doing something potentially very beneficial for your body and mind. Read More

After the Storm – Facing Unexpected Adversity as We Age
2 months ago

After the Storm – Facing Unexpected Adversity as We Age

This summer, devastating hurricanes tore up the Caribbean, drenched Texas and chewed through the entire state of Florida. Harvey, Irma and Maria aren’t the newsmakers they were just weeks ago, but the effects of these storms have changed lives. Read More

Road Scholar’s #ageadventurously Campaign Challenges Boomers to Think Differently About Growing Older
2 months ago

Road Scholar’s #ageadventurously Campaign Challenges Boomers to Think Differently About Growing Older

By  •  Mindset

In 2017, Road Scholar, the not-for-profit educational travel organization, has initiated an exciting new social media movement designed to invite the world to think differently about growing older. Read More

Life is Precious! What Are Your Plans for the Time You Have Left?
2 months ago

Life is Precious! What Are Your Plans for the Time You Have Left?

By  •  Mindset

My great-aunt Esther, who lived to be 89, often lamented, “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have recovered my chairs 20 years ago!” That expression has inspired me to live my dreams now, whether the dream is to get a pedicure, go on a trip, or build a new home. Read More