Before I get to today’s news, I just want to take a moment to thank you for participating in Mornings with Sixty and Me. This is your show, so, please continue to watch, comment and invite your friends to join us every day. Thanks so much for your support. Join us today as we discuss the latest on the Brexit, a story about 10 things to let go of in your life, John Kerry’s visit to Africa, Ryan Loche’s sponsorship losses and much more. Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat!
Today, I’m taking a train trip down to Italy to visit some friends, so, I have recorded a special edition of Mornings with Sixty and Me on the topic of retirement. Tomorrow, we’ll be back to our normal news program. I hope that you enjoy this format. It was certainly fun to record! Join us as we discuss the reason that 70% of boomers say they will continue to work after retirement age (no, it’s not just money), why our generation is the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs, the search for creative housing options for older adults and much more! Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! And, please do me a quick favor and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today.
When we watch the Olympics, all of our attention is focused on the amazing athletes who are competing for their countries. Rightly so! These men and women are amazing! At the same time, I often wonder about who the people are “behind the scenes” – the fathers and mothers, coaches and supporters who helped these amazing athletes to reach the top. Today, I’d like to tell you about Anna Botha, the 74-year-old coach (and grandma) behind the South African team. Join me as we discuss her story, the fight for Mosul, the world’s friendliest cities and some “beauty advice” for older women (it’s not what you think!) Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! And, please do me a quick favor and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today.
No matter how old we are, we have the right to feel useful, vibrant and alive. This basic assumption drove the work of Dr. Bill Thomas, who set out to build a better nursing home. His approach, later called the “Eden Alternative” went on to be adopted by nursing facilities across the world who wanted to create “More autonomous and creative living spaces.” Join us as we discuss this story, plus some strange happenings at the Olympics, a political crisis in Brazil, the recent floods in India and much more! I’ll also introduce you to our community member, Dorina Flores-Laird. Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! And, please do me a quick favor and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today.
Well, I don’t know about you, but, I am having so much fun watching the Olympics. This year’s games don’t have the scale that we saw in Beijing or the surprises that we saw in London, but, they have something else – passion and energy. Join us as we discuss the first day of the Olympics, an important vote in Thailand, the latest on the South Africa local elections, the world’s longest yard sale and a feel good story about a stray dog called Gobi. Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! And, please do me a quick favor and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today.
The Olympics have always been a symbol of unity and hope. In a world tormented by war, terrorism and political chaos, the games are a shining example that we can come together as one world to celebrate excellence and support our teams peacefully. Join us as we discuss the arrival of the Olympic torch in Rio, a tragic knife attack in London, the latest on the situation in Syria, Meryl Streep’s latest project and a feel good story about sustainability. Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat! And, please do me a quick favor and tell one other woman about Mornings with Sixty and Me today.
Most women my age are highly skeptical of anti-aging creams and potions. There’s a good reason for this… most of them simply don’t do anything! At the same time, most of us would like to have more energy and strength to explore the world. If scientists ever come up with a genuine process for reversing aging, we would find it hard to turn down. Join us as we discuss a study that claims to have found a hormone that may reverse aging in humans, a good news story about teaching kids kindness, the latest on Typhoon Nida, a Zika Warning in Miami and much more! Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat!
The women in our community have strong opinions about going grey. Some women absolutely love their grey hair, while others, like me, continue to dye it blond, brown or even pink! Well, if you fall into the color camp, I have good news. According to scientists, we may have finally found the gene responsible for grey hair. This is a step towards reversing the process. Join me as we discuss this story, the first case of Zika transmitted in the U.S., a memorial for the priest who was killed in Normandy and a feel good story about a swimmer from Syria. Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat!
Last night, the Democratic convention wrapped up and Hillary Clinton officially became the party’s candidate. Now that the primaries are behind us, we can look forward to hearing both candidates share their vision for the country and the wider world. Join us as we discuss the close of the Democratic convention, a 102-year-old delegate’s opinion on this year’s election, Angela Merkel’s decision not to change Germany’s refugee policy, despite the recent attacks that have shaken her country and a feel-good story about the importance of exercise. Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat!
Values are so important in every aspect of our lives. As the Republican and Democratic conventions draw to a close, most Americans say that they want to support a candidate who shares their values. In the wider world, it is possible to see the conflicts that we are facing as a clash of values. Even getting the most from life after 60 relies, in part, in cultivating positive values in ourselves. Join us as we discuss the economic crisis in Venezuela, the latest from the Democratic convention, a good news story about an elephant being freed from chains after 30 years and much more! Oh, and today is Milk Chocolate Day, so, why not treat yourself to a little something special? Come join us for a cup of tea and a chat!