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Hobbies for Women

One of the hardest thing about life in your 60s if finding meaning and purpose in your everyday activities. The hobbies for women in this section were all recommended by the members of our community. We hope you enjoy them!

3 Compelling Reasons to Learn a Second Language in Retirement
3 years ago

3 Compelling Reasons to Learn a Second Language in Retirement

Christmas dinner at my house features a symphony of different languages. Over turkey and stuffing, it’s not unusual to hear German, Russian, English and French being thrown around. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that I have come to understand in a very personal way the value of learning a second language – or two or three – after the age of 60. Read More

Pack Your Superhero Lunch Box – Older Adults Are Returning to School
3 years ago

Pack Your Superhero Lunch Box – Older Adults Are Returning to School

When I was a little girl, I loved to go to school. I used to enjoy packing my little daisy lunch box and satchel before heading off to class. 60 years later, it doesn’t surprise me that I am still passionately interested in learning new things.

Like many older women, it still makes me smile when someone teaches me something unexpected or interesting. In the past, I’ve written about several options for women who want to continue their education online. But, did you know that a record number of older adults are returning to school as well? Read More

Find Your Bliss: The Mental Health Benefits of Knitting
3 years ago

Find Your Bliss: The Mental Health Benefits of Knitting

Knitting has always helped me to relax. In a recent article, I observed that one of the real benefits of knitting was its ability to calm the nerves and create a meditative state. One reader commented that she thought the brain waves of knitters were actually in a blissful state, like those of Buddhist monks during meditation. Now research is supporting that observation. Let’s look at the findings to understand how to follow your bliss and experience the mental health benefits of knitting. Read More

10 Places to Look for Scholarships for Women Over 50
3 years ago

10 Places to Look for Scholarships for Women Over 50

Many older women would love to go back to school, but, are held back by the potential cost. Fortunately, it is still possible to find scholarships for women over 50. I hope that these resources help you to make all of your educational dreams come true. Read More

A List of Hobbies for Women Over 50 – Amazing Ideas from the Sixty and Me Community
3 years ago

A List of Hobbies for Women Over 50 – Amazing Ideas from the Sixty and Me Community

Individualism is a distinctive quality of boomer women. Whatever image we choose to present to the world, we have secret passions. These are the interests that intrigue us and determine how we relax and unwind. Our hobbies are what we do with “our time”.

For women, there also seems to be a universal desire to express our creativity. We have an insatiable desire to shape order from chaos and to create things that never existed before. Women who have children will understand this. We want to produce magic with paints, wool and glass or create beauty with words and music. Read More

Fun Hobbies for Women Over 50: Organic Gardening
3 years ago

Fun Hobbies for Women Over 50: Organic Gardening

Reducing our exposure to unhealthy chemicals can have a positive impact on our health as we age. One of the ways that many women over 60 are looking to reduce their intake of chemicals and unhealthy food ingredients is by starting to do organic gardening in their own backyards. Read More

Forget the Funny Sweater: Here Are 6 Real Benefits of Knitting
3 years ago

Forget the Funny Sweater: Here Are 6 Real Benefits of Knitting

My mother was a brilliant knitter. I used to sit in awe watching her fingers fly over colored threads weaving intricate patterns. As she chatted with me while knitting, I would have the honor of helping her roll her balls of wool. It always amazed me that she could do such complicated knitting patterns while watching the television and talking to someone at the same time. Read More

What are the Benefits of Learning a Second Language after 60?
4 years ago

What are the Benefits of Learning a Second Language after 60?

One of the biggest myths about women over 60 is that we live in a “shrinking world” and we’re not interested in learning new things. Nothing could be further from the truth! Read More

How Learning a Second Language Brought My Family Closer Together
4 years ago

How Learning a Second Language Brought My Family Closer Together

I was raised in Canada and grew up reading English and French on my cereal box. Unfortunately, I never learned French in school, so, I missed the opportunity to become truly bilingual during my childhood. Read More

How to Get Free Online Computer Training
4 years ago

How to Get Free Online Computer Training

Women raised in the 50‘s and 60‘s have a strong work ethic and value education. In fact, many of us, were the first to go to college in our family – and until recently higher education remained a privilege of the wealthy elite. Now with online education, all that is changing. Read More