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Sixty and Me from A to Z – A Manifesto for Women Over 60

By Margaret Manning April 30, 2014 Mindset

Women in their 60’s are redefining what it means to be a midlife woman! Forget the stereotypes. If you ask the 43,000 members in our Sixty and Me community, you fill find that they are adventurous, curious, and passionate about living a life that is healthy, wealthy and independent. In fact we are redefining everything from A-Z!

Women Over 60 Today Are:

Audacious – Realizing this is “our time,” we are embracing our own style and living our way.

Bold – We are taking chances with love, life and learning.

Creative – We are looking at new work opportunities, retirement models and lifestyle options.

Daring – Women over 60 are trying new things and aren’t afraid to “break the mold”.

Energized – We are eating healthier food and embracing new exercise options.

Fun-loving – After years of worrying about what others think of us, we just don’t care.

Gregarious – Having defined a style that we love, we go after life with verve.

Hungry – We have a sense of urgency for experiencing good things: food, friends and connections.

Ingenious – Living on a pension, many women find creative ways to survive and thrive.

Joyful – We know that life is precious and we approach each day with a sense of awe.

Kind – We like to share and give of ourselves.

Loving – We understand love because we’ve experienced loss.

Mysterious – Women over 60 have secrets. Just ask us.

Naughty – We still love to experiment, tease and embrace our sensual side.

Organized – After decades of practice with family and work, we are expert multitaskers.

Political – We have points of view and want to share our voice.

Quirky – We were raised in the 60’s and we haven’t forgotten how to be ourselves.

Ready – Women over 60 have an eagerness to “go for it”.

Sexy – We are sensual and beautiful. We are still interested in enjoying sexual relationships.

Talented – We have worked hard to develop skills and we want to share them with others.

Unbounded – Life has restricted women in the past. Now, we want freedom!

Vibrant – We love to dance, play, sing, learn, create, live and love.

Women of the World – We have traveled to the ends of the earth and have stories to tell.

Xtraordinary – Having lived the spectrum of experience, we are ready to celebrate!

Youthful – Women over 60 are taking care of themselves and want to look great.

Zany – We believe that we can be positive, vibrant and fabulous as we age.

Are you a woman over 60? How would you describe your approach to life? Do you believe that women of our generation see the world differently than our mothers and grandmothers did?


Watch my interview with Carol Orsborn about fighting back against aging stereotypes.

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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

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