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About Penelope Jane Whiteley

Penelope Jane Whiteley is the self-appointed Queen of Aging Disgracefully. A writer, international speaker, clothes designer, stylist and traveller, she helps other women to live their lives on their own terms. Her courses include “Lose 10 pounds in 10 minutes,” “The Reboot,” “Just Write the Damn Book.” Find her on http://www.penelopewhiteley.com, Twitter, and Facebook.
Latest Posts | By Penelope Jane Whiteley
The 6 Most Known Types of Dementia Any Older Adult Should Learn About
2 weeks ago

The 6 Most Known Types of Dementia Any Older Adult Should Learn About

Before we go any further, let me start by saying that the risk of you having dementia as you age is much lower than you probably think. Read More

Age Appropriate Dressing? 4 Creative Ways to Bring Your Personal Style to Life After 50
2 months ago

Age Appropriate Dressing? 4 Creative Ways to Bring Your Personal Style to Life After 50

There is a lot of information in books, magazines, blogs, online and on TV, on how to look more youthful and improve your sense of style. I have noticed that overall, they seem to cut off at 50. Read More

Forget Brain Games! 14 Ways Reading and Writing Can Give Your Aging Brain a Boost!
3 months ago

Forget Brain Games! 14 Ways Reading and Writing Can Give Your Aging Brain a Boost!

Reading is a passion we can take into our old age and not worry about our performance! After all, it’s not a game we’re playing… we’re just keeping our brains functioning at optimum level. Let’s be clear…
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4 Simple Things You Can Do to Make New Friends When Travelling After 60
3 months ago

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Make New Friends When Travelling After 60

As we age, we often find it harder to make friends. Many of the friends we still have are those we made as children, teenagers, or as adults with small children. Read More

Always Dreamed of Writing a Book in Your 60s? Prepare Well and Find the Perfect Writing Space
4 months ago

Always Dreamed of Writing a Book in Your 60s? Prepare Well and Find the Perfect Writing Space

If you have decided, now that you’re in your 60s, that this is a good time to finally write the book you’ve been promising for so many years you’ve lost count, you have to start with some very basic questions: how, why, where, and when? Read More

Shed 10 Pounds in 10 Minutes? What to Do if You’re Struggling to Lose Weight After 60
5 months ago

Shed 10 Pounds in 10 Minutes? What to Do if You’re Struggling to Lose Weight After 60

Sounds impossible, right?! Wrong! It’s very possible. Let me explain …

As we grow older and our body takes on different forms and dimensions (we become shape shifters), we may continue to dress as we always have, not realising it just doesn’t work anymore. Read More

What Are the Best Ways to Cover Thinning Hair? We Have Answers!
5 months ago

What Are the Best Ways to Cover Thinning Hair? We Have Answers!

Thinning hair and hair loss can be a devastating problem as we move on in years. I was reminded of this earlier today when talking to a lady at the station.

“Your hair looks lovely,” I said. The reply was, “Oh, it’s dreadful; it’s so thin now.” She then regaled me with her morning routine which sounded exhausting – but her hair did look nice. Read More

Are We Over-Estimating Our Alzheimer’s Risk? It Depends… 
6 months ago

Are We Over-Estimating Our Alzheimer’s Risk? It Depends… 

We seem to be inundated with stories of doom and gloom on the likelihood of our acquiring Alzheimer’s or any other form of dementia. In fact, if you listen to the varied and disparate reports we seem to be inundated with lately, none of us will escape the onslaught. Read More

Exploring the Many Benefits of Exercise for Arthritis
7 months ago

Exploring the Many Benefits of Exercise for Arthritis

We all know regular exercise is beneficial: mentally, physically and emotionally. We also know it can be hard to motivate ourselves sometimes, especially if we are dealing with the pain of osteoarthritis. Read More

How Your Gut May Impact Your Alzheimer’s Risk
9 months ago

How Your Gut May Impact Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Did you know your gut bacteria affects your body’s metabolism? Research is showing that the bacteria in a healthy person’s gut is different to that in, for example, someone who is obese. Read More