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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!

6 Myths about Aging that Hold Women Back
3 years ago

6 Myths about Aging that Hold Women Back

Myths are stories that create stereotypes. They are only true if we allow them to affect the way we live. This is true of the many myths about aging. If you believe what you see on TV, older people are forgetful, afraid of change, isolated, technophobic and weak. The problem is that these are not harmless perceptions. They may actually cause older women to live up to the expectations that society sets for them. Read More

60 Things That Women Love About Being 60 Years Old
3 years ago

60 Things That Women Love About Being 60 Years Old

What is being 60 years old really like? It’s a harder question than you might think. Women over 60 are unique. We try to explain to marketers that we are not easily categorized. Still, advertisers like to bunch us in categories like “Boomer” and “Senior” which to them seem safe demographic boxes. Read More

60 Better Alternatives to Aging Gracefully
3 years ago

60 Better Alternatives to Aging Gracefully

Are you aging gracefully? More importantly, would you even want to? Or, is the concept of aging gracefully old-fashioned and irrelevant? Read More

Fighting the Most Common Myths about Aging (Video)
3 years ago

Fighting the Most Common Myths about Aging (Video)

Many boomer women are in transition. They are leaving behind full time jobs, family responsibilities, and roles that defined them in the past. They are changing the way that they relate to the world. Read More

5 Thoughtful 60th Birthday Gift Ideas for Women
3 years ago

5 Thoughtful 60th Birthday Gift Ideas for Women

Choosing a 60th birthday gift for a special woman in your life is tough. After all, older women often say, “Please don’t buy me a gift. I don’t need any more stuff!” The truth is that everyone, especially women over 60, secretly love to receive thoughtful surprises and gifts. The key word is “thoughtful.” Read More

Is the Concept of Aging Gracefully Outdated? (Video)
3 years ago

Is the Concept of Aging Gracefully Outdated? (Video)

Women are redefining life after 60. They are asking whether the idea of aging gracefully is an old fashioned and outdated concept. If you want to live life in your 60s with passion and verve, being true to yourself while challenging stereotypes of aging, this video is one that you will enjoy. Read More

60th Birthday Ideas for Women from Your Older Sisters
3 years ago

60th Birthday Ideas for Women from Your Older Sisters

Turning 60 is definitely a milestone birthday. Unfortunately, coming up with the best 60th birthday ideas is not always easy! The good news is that the 43,000 women over 60 in our Sixty and Me community are here to help. Whether you’re planning your own 60th birthday or are thinking about how to help someone special in your life to celebrate, we hope you find the suggestions below helpful! Read More

Provocative Photographer Proves that Age is Just a Number
3 years ago

Provocative Photographer Proves that Age is Just a Number

Are the aging stereotypes true? Or, is it true that age is just a number? This is one of the most important psychological debates that we need to solve for ourselves as we get a little older. Of course, if you have followed Sixty and Me for a while, you know where I stand on this issue. I believe that life after 60 is what we make it. Of course, my opinion doesn’t stop the world from believing that older women are sexless, frumpy, and past their prime.  Read More

Stop Being Afraid of Turning 60 – The Best is Yet to Come!
5 years ago

Stop Being Afraid of Turning 60 – The Best is Yet to Come!

Are you absolutely terrified about turning 60? If so, it’s important that you consider just why you are filled with trepidation. It’s just a number after all.

Is leaving your 50’s such a big deal? Many women are able to take turning 60 in their stride and to relish the new decade. For others, turning 60 is depressing, daunting and instigates feelings of anxiety. No-one wants to grow old but Read More

Happy 60th Birthday! It’s a Milestone. So, Celebrate!
5 years ago

Happy 60th Birthday! It’s a Milestone. So, Celebrate!

In 1987, there was a popular television series called thirtysomething. It was about a group of yuppie baby boomers in their thirties who were dealing with the angst of selling out their hippie ideals for suburbia America. I loved the women on that show because Read More