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About Margaret Manning

Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at margaret@sixtyandme.com
Latest Posts | By Margaret Manning
Feeling Overwhelmed? How Dealing with Tough Times Can be a Gift
5 years ago

Feeling Overwhelmed? How Dealing with Tough Times Can be a Gift

I just watched a TED talk given by a young mother named Stacey Kramer. She explained that she had recently received an amazing gift. Her gift was the size of a golf ball, yet, its impact on her life had been massive. It had brought her family together, made her feel loved and appreciated and allowed her to reconnect with friends. It had helped her focus what was important in her life and re-established her faith. Read More

60 Things Older Women Want Younger Women To Know
5 years ago

60 Things Older Women Want Younger Women To Know

I remember the day I resigned from my corporate job and transitioned to the life of an entrepreneur. My passion was to focus full time on building Sixty and Me, a community for women over 60. I wanted to reinvent my life and find a more flexible work style. Read More

Book Club: The Paris Architect, by Charles Belfoure
5 years ago

Book Club: The Paris Architect, by Charles Belfoure

The Paris Architect” is the debut novel of American author Charles Belfoure. His own personal interest with historical preservation inspired a fascinating fictional book about World War II. It is full of characters who demonstrate the spectrum of human emotion that is revealed times of political conflict.

The book is set in Nazi occupied France and tells the story of Lucien, a struggling architect, who, like many people in Paris, was not all that sympathetic to the Jews. He was Read More

Movie Club: Steel Magnolias, Directed by Herbert Ross
5 years ago

Movie Club: Steel Magnolias, Directed by Herbert Ross

When we asked the Sixty and Me community to vote for their favourite movie of all time, we got over 200 replies. Your film choices ranged from poignant love stories to movies about social injustice and dramas. Most, in some way, crystallized the real life challenges faced by sixty-year-old women. Many of the selections were movies that made women laugh and cry. Read More

Fitness After 60: Inspiration from Olga, a 94-Year-Old Track Star
6 years ago

Fitness After 60: Inspiration from Olga, a 94-Year-Old Track Star

We all know that exercise is good for our health after 60. It helps us feel energized and optimistic and reduces the risk of many serious illnesses. So why is it that, even though we know exercise is essential to a long and happy life, only 32% of people over 65 regularly exercise? Read More

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy by Becoming a Lifelong Learner
6 years ago

How to Keep Your Brain Healthy by Becoming a Lifelong Learner

It’s never too late to learn something new. Whether you want to become an expert on a specific topic, or simply stretch your brain, online courses make the concept of lifelong learning a reality. The even better news is that most of these courses are absolutely free and you can take them day or night from anywhere in the world.  Read More

How to be a Freelance Writer and Find Online Writing Jobs After 60 (Video)
6 years ago

How to be a Freelance Writer and Find Online Writing Jobs After 60 (Video)

If anyone knows how to be a freelance writer, it’s professional writer, Ben Gran, my guest on this episode of the Sixty and Me Show. Many women over 60 find themselves without a job, either by choice or as a result of forced retirement or redundancy. Read More

Book Club: The Valley of Amazement, by Amy Tan
6 years ago

Book Club: The Valley of Amazement, by Amy Tan

The Valley of Amazement” is a novel by Amy Tan, a New York Times bestselling author with magical writing skills. Ms Tan was born in the United States to immigrant Chinese parents and her writing often tries to penetrate the unique cultural impact of her parents’ homeland. Read More

Forget Coffee! Here are 10 Fun and Creative Date Ideas
6 years ago

Forget Coffee! Here are 10 Fun and Creative Date Ideas

Coffee shops must be making a fortune from the trend in online dating that almost invariably leads to the first date suggestion of “let’s just get a coffee.” Read More

Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Start with Your Passions (Video)
6 years ago

Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Start with Your Passions (Video)

Are you planning to make the transition from a full time career to retirement? In this latest episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I speak with Nancy Collamer, a dynamic career coach and blogger for Forbes and Next Avenue.  Read More