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Stay up to date with the latest news about issues that impact women our age. From Social Security and retirement to celebrities over 60 and Boomer news, we have you covered.

Meryl Streep Helps Women Screenwriters Overcome Ageism
3 years ago

Meryl Streep Helps Women Screenwriters Overcome Ageism

Most older women have experienced ageism in one way or another. Some of us have struggled to find a job due to outdated aging stereotypes. Others have seen their careers grind to a halt in their 50s or 60s. Every single one of us is pressured by society to look younger, although we usually ignore this. Read More

Is TV Dying as a News Source for Boomers?
3 years ago

Is TV Dying as a News Source for Boomers?

We baby boomers have always had an interest in the world around us. Despite what Millennials and Gen Xers might think, our generation is not out of touch or selfish. Most of us have issues that we care about deeply. We follow important world events. We vote. In short, we care. Read More

Richard Gere vs. Paul McCartney – Who’s Really the Sexiest Man Over 60?
3 years ago

Richard Gere vs. Paul McCartney – Who’s Really the Sexiest Man Over 60?

When I asked the women in our Sixty and Me community to vote on this year’s “Sexiest Man Over 60,” Richard Gere emerged as the clear winner. Read More

Why Does Money Always Talk with a Male Voice? The Campaign to Get a Woman on the $20 Bill (Poll)
3 years ago

Why Does Money Always Talk with a Male Voice? The Campaign to Get a Woman on the $20 Bill (Poll)

They say that money talks. Well, if the faces on our U.S. currency are anything to go by, it’s clear that money speaks with a male voice. On the surface, this might seem like a small issue. After all, does it really matter that every single dollar denomination features a male American President or Treasury Secretary?

Well, according to Women on 20s, getting a woman on the $20 bill would be a big deal indeed. Read More

Judi Dench is Lucky in Love and Bill Nighy is Loving His Freedom
3 years ago

Judi Dench is Lucky in Love and Bill Nighy is Loving His Freedom

There is a big difference between being alone and being lonely. Being alone is a state of being. Being lonely is a state of mind. The truth is that you don’t need to live with someone in order to have an active and happy social life. At the same time, there is absolutely nothing wrong with looking for love at 60, 70 or 80 years old. Read More

Dustin Hoffman’s Star is Getting Brighter with Age
3 years ago

Dustin Hoffman’s Star is Getting Brighter with Age

If you believe the movies, aging is a pretty depressing concept. According to Hollywood, we are like shooting stars – we are born, shine brightly, fall to earth and quickly fade into nothingness. This is one of the reasons that I am so happy that celebrities are starting to speak out on age-related issues. Read More

At 60, Reba McEntire Definitely Isn’t Singing “Consider Me Gone” 
3 years ago

At 60, Reba McEntire Definitely Isn’t Singing “Consider Me Gone” 

It always makes me happy to see people in their 60s, breaking aging stereotypes and living their own way. Well, Reba McEntire, who turns 60 today, definitely fits this description. As one of the most successful music artists of all time, McEntire, “The Queen of Country,” certainly doesn’t need to keep working. Read More

Elton John Turns 68, Keeps Going Like a Rocket
3 years ago

Elton John Turns 68, Keeps Going Like a Rocket

With over 300-million records sold, Elton John, who is 68 today, could be forgiven for retiring from the music scene and “taking it easy.” Well, that’s definitely not his style. In fact, between his live performances, studio efforts and film work, it seems like Elton John is busier than ever. Read More

Tom Hanks Reminds Us that Random Acts of Kindness Matter
3 years ago

Tom Hanks Reminds Us that Random Acts of Kindness Matter

When it comes to volunteering and giving to charity, some of us feel like we need to make “big” contributions to make a difference. The truth, as Tom Hanks recently reminded us, is that small acts of kindness often matter the most. Read More

President Obama Reads Mean Tweets, Reminds Us Not to Take Ourselves Too Seriously
3 years ago

President Obama Reads Mean Tweets, Reminds Us Not to Take Ourselves Too Seriously

One of the keys to happiness at any age is learning not to take yourself too seriously. This is especially true as you get a little older and you start to encounter aging stereotypes. I still know people that get upset when someone adds “…for your age.” to a compliment. Why not just be happy to receive the compliment? Read More

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