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What are your favorite movies? Why are your favorite actors and actresses over 60? Let’s explore the magical world of entertainment together!

5 Life Lessons from the Classic Movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”
12 months ago

5 Life Lessons from the Classic Movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”

By  •  Mindset

We closed out Thanksgiving Day by welcoming in the Christmas season with the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This movie provoked deep thought in me this time and I would like to share the lessons I reflected on this year. Read More

Sigourney Weaver: Enemy to Aliens, Friend to Animals
12 months ago

Sigourney Weaver: Enemy to Aliens, Friend to Animals

Sigourney Weaver is best known for her role as Ripley in the Aliens series. But, her role as Midwesterner Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist is probably more relevant for today’s news.

In the film, Weaver plays Midwesterner Fossey, a zoologist and primatologist, who travels to Africa to study the local gorilla populations. Fossey’s objective research mission becomes complicated when she is forced to confront a group of poachers who are threatening the gorillas. Read More

Did You See This Sexist Interview with Helen Mirren?
1 year ago

Did You See This Sexist Interview with Helen Mirren?

As boomer women, we have put up with many things during our 6 decades on the planet. Many of us have been harassed or discriminated against. Almost all of us have been underestimated or held back in one way or another. Now, in 2016, it feels like there is light at the end of the tunnel. Read More

Master of Reinvention, Madonna, is Billboard’s 2016 Woman of the Year
1 year ago

Master of Reinvention, Madonna, is Billboard’s 2016 Woman of the Year

Baby boomer women are masters of reinvention and no-one represents this trait in our generation better than Madonna. Over the decades, she has always had her finger on the pulse of popular culture. Her music, sometimes shocking, yet always entertaining, almost always represents the direction of our society. Read More

Judi Dench to Play Princess Dragomiroff in Murder on the Orient Express
1 year ago

Judi Dench to Play Princess Dragomiroff in Murder on the Orient Express

One of the fun things about getting a little bit older is that you have the opportunity to see trends come… and go… and come back again. This is true in fashion and, more recently, it has been true in the world of entertainment. Read More

Helen Mirren Says that Ageism in the Media Also Involves What Happens Off Camera
1 year ago

Helen Mirren Says that Ageism in the Media Also Involves What Happens Off Camera

When most people talk about ageism in the media, they usually refer to the number of female roles that are available. Or, they may discuss the fact that female actresses are paid less than their male counterparts. Read More

Were You a Daydream Believer? 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Monkees
1 year ago

Were You a Daydream Believer? 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Monkees

By  •  Lifestyle

Fifty years ago this month Monkee mania began sweeping America and then England as The Monkees, a TV show based on the success of The Beatles and the madcap antics they had displayed in their first movie A Hard Day’s Night, debuted on the NBC Network.

The new made-for-TV band consisted of Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork, each chosen to display characteristics demonstrated by John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Read More

Helen Mirren Drove THAT Around the Top Gear Track?
1 year ago

Helen Mirren Drove THAT Around the Top Gear Track?

If you had to describe Helen Mirren in a few words, “racer” or “thrill seeker” probably wouldn’t be at the top of your list. After all, this is the woman who stared in The Queen and Woman in Gold. Read More

Why Are All of the Older Adults on The X Factor Cringe Worthy?
1 year ago

Why Are All of the Older Adults on The X Factor Cringe Worthy?

Ok, I’ll admit it – one of my guilty little pleasures is watching The X Factor. Sometimes, I watch it by myself. But, more often, I go over to my son’s house to watch it with his family.

I’m not completely sure why I love The X Factor. Maybe it’s the fact that I have always been fascinated by passionate people. Or, maybe it’s the emotion and drama that the show is able to create. Whatever the reason, it’s become one of my favorite Saturday night activities. Read More

Is Tom Selleck 2016’s Sexiest Man Over 60?
1 year ago

Is Tom Selleck 2016’s Sexiest Man Over 60?

At Sixty and Me, we talk about many serious issues facing women over 60 – achieving financial security, fighting social isolation and depression, making friends as an older adult and achieving healthy aging.

These issues are all important, but, once in a while, it’s fun to ask something fun and light-hearted. This was my thinking when I established our annual “Sexiest Man Over 60” award. Read More