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Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Why Not Start With a Volunteer Vacation?

By Sixty and Me May 30, 2015

Retirement is wonderful. You’re able to say goodbye to long commutes, boring meetings and late nights at the office. You have plenty of time to do the things you enjoy. But what if plenty of time is actually too much time? Read More

Feeling Alone? These 6 Volunteering Websites Will Help You Make Friends

By Margaret Manning April 30, 2015

Loneliness is a huge issue for Baby Boomer women. Many women in their 60s are living alone and, while some of these women are enjoying their new found independence, others find themselves feeling like their lives lack purpose or direction without close social ties. In fact, in a recent Sixty and Me survey, 75% of the women in our community said that they are feeling alone. Read More

4 Ways Volunteering May be Help to Deal with Loneliness

By Margaret Manning April 19, 2015

One of the most important things that I learned from our survey on loneliness is that people who are dealing with loneliness are not starved for interaction – they are starved for intimacy. I don’t mean intimacy in a purely romantic or physical sense. Read More

Number of Senior Volunteers on the Rise As Boomers Reach Retirement

By Margaret Manning March 18, 2015

One of the stereotypes about baby boomers is that we are selfish and unwilling to help others. In reality, the number of senior volunteers is increasing, according to this New York Times report. So, it looks like our generation is more willing to help than we get credit for. Read More

How I Took a Scary Leap into the World of Teen Girls and Glamour for a Good Cause

By Danna Walker May 19, 2023

I was looking for a volunteer opportunity in retirement, but I wanted to avoid the deep-brain work I was used to – writing, editing, teaching, and communications and social media strategy, etc. – you know, all the stuff I retired from…

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Are You in Need of a Brain Makeover?

By Karen Spencer May 16, 2023

Have you been finding it harder to focus these days? Is your memory slipping? Remembering names and dates has become a challenge; your brain is experiencing more fog? As one of my friends once described it, “I feel like I am losing my edge…

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Short Book Reviews: New Worlds at Your Fingertips

By Ann Boland May 09, 2023

In March, I was honored to moderate a panel of memoir writers at the Tucson Festival of Books. Meeting and interacting with these authors was memorable. Adiba is as funny and direct as her book. Asked by an audience member…

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The Value of Friendship

By Cindy Boatman May 05, 2023

Friendship, while as unique as its individual participants, usually includes the elements of love, kindness, humor, flexibility, reciprocity, and compromise. Since these are common elements of any good relationship, how does friendship differ?

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Top 10 Benefits of Building Your Community

By Tammi Kaeberlein May 03, 2023

I stopped looking for “my community” years ago, trying to fit in somewhere when one, I didn’t, and two, I really just wanted to be on my own most of the time. In the process of doing so, I started being true to myself. Me, for the first time ever…

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7 Uncommon Ways to Make Friends as a Boomer Woman

By Rosemary Cass May 01, 2023

Quality relationships and having fun with friends can make us happier and reduce stress. A good friend to talk to helps us cope with traumatic events. People with good support networks are physically healthier too, having lower blood pressure and less…

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