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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 Ways to Advocate for Seniors and Provide Support During a Hospital Stay
3 months ago

6 Ways to Advocate for Seniors and Provide Support During a Hospital Stay

By  •  Caregiving

A stay in the hospital can be confusing, scary and painful. When your older adult is seriously ill, or after a medical emergency, they need extra support during their hospital stay. Read More

Aging Ain’t What it Used to Be… Let’s Change Aging Perceptions Together!
3 months ago

Aging Ain’t What it Used to Be… Let’s Change Aging Perceptions Together!

By  •  Mindset

I once had a speech student who argued that drivers over 60 were putting everyone else on the road at risk. He then proposed that any ‘old’ person over 60 should be forced to reapply for their driver’s license and have additional restrictions on where ‘old’ people could drive if they earned a new license. Read More

Was Turning 60 an Unhappy Birthday for You?
3 months ago

Was Turning 60 an Unhappy Birthday for You?

Celebrating 60 was a long time in coming for me.

“It’s shocking,” I would say to friends as it started to sink in that August was right around the corner, and I was fast approaching a milestone I did not look forward to. My reaction would not have surprised anyone. I had always been age averse. Read More

Are You a Sapiosexual Sexagenarian?
3 months ago

Are You a Sapiosexual Sexagenarian?

By  •  Dating

Have you ever heard the saying, “The brain is the sexiest organ in the body”? For as long as I can remember, I’ve been physically attracted to intelligent, well-spoken men. Read More

6 Life Adjustments for a Purposeful Older Age
3 months ago

6 Life Adjustments for a Purposeful Older Age

Life recedes as we age. At first, you don’t realize it. One day you’re 40 and at the top of your game, and then 20 years have sped by. Suddenly, you wake up and it’s a young people’s world. Read More

Want to Live Longer? Learn to Need People More!
4 months ago

Want to Live Longer? Learn to Need People More!

We arrange lunch with pals. We keep a doctor’s appointment and visit the dentist for regular cleanings. We schedule a yoga class and offer to pick up our grandchildren from school. We thank an employee who has gone the extra mile. Read More

Have You Accomplished Your 2017 Health Goals?
4 months ago

Have You Accomplished Your 2017 Health Goals?

January is the time when we all seem to have a renewed interest in our health and success. Having markers, like the start of a new year, a birthday, or even a health scare, often propels us to make all sorts of promises to ourselves about what we will accomplish. Read More

Living Well Is the Key to Unlocking Longevity
5 months ago

Living Well Is the Key to Unlocking Longevity

How many times have you made a split second choice that contradicts a long-term plan: Stayed in bed instead of going for that walk to improve your fitness? Eaten the cake when you are on a diet? Read More

Dear Santa, Here Are the Gifts That Older Women Really Want
5 months ago

Dear Santa, Here Are the Gifts That Older Women Really Want

By  •  Family

In the spirit of the holidays, I call out to individuals 55 and over to share your wish list with Santa. Not the kind of Christmas wishes and dreams we typically hope to receive from relatives and friends. Read More

How Time Takes on a Deeper Significance in Our 60s
5 months 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

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