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Getting Older

Getting older isn’t a popular concept. There are so many aging stereotypes and myths, that many of us grow up fearing our 50th or 60th birthdays. In reality, getting older can be a blessing. For starters, the older you get, the better you know yourself. In addition, you finally have the time to explore your passions. Let’s explore and celebrate the aging process together!

3 Reasons Why Freedom is the Gift of Getting Older
2 weeks ago

3 Reasons Why Freedom is the Gift of Getting Older

When I was growing up in the 1960s, we were taught to never trust anyone over 30. That works great when you are 19, 20 and 21. When you approach 31, 40, 50, 60 and beyond, you may want to modify that stance. Read More

Approaching Retirement Alone? 3 Strategies to Stay Social, Happy and Healthy
2 weeks ago

Approaching Retirement Alone? 3 Strategies to Stay Social, Happy and Healthy

By  •  Mindset

Financial matters are the top concern for most women 60 and over. Members of my community more often than any other issue, say money and outliving their finances is their main worry…
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9 Ways Solo Agers Can Create a Care Plan that Really Works
1 month ago

9 Ways Solo Agers Can Create a Care Plan that Really Works

By  •  Caregiving

In last month’s article, Building an Aging Alone Plan, I pointed out that living alone as we get older doesn’t support optimal health. And, if we’re smart, we’re building a strategy to create support …
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We Can’t Stop Aging – But Let’s Do It Fashionably and on Our Terms
1 month ago

We Can’t Stop Aging – But Let’s Do It Fashionably and on Our Terms

By  •  Mindset

I don’t mind getting older. I see it as a privilege and want to appreciate it fully. Yet, I find myself pushing back against things that “old” people do. For example, I just had my second eye surgery…
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Swollen Ankles? Bigger Shoes Are Not the Answer!
1 month ago

Swollen Ankles? Bigger Shoes Are Not the Answer!

I recently read that Meghan Markle – now the Duchess of Sussex – usually wears her shoes a size too big. According to one fashion expert, celebs sometimes go up a size or two when they wear heels for a long period of time to avoid swollen feet. Read More

Make Stretching a Part of Your Daily Routine: Your Mature Body Will Thank You!
2 months ago

Make Stretching a Part of Your Daily Routine: Your Mature Body Will Thank You!

Do you remember doing calisthenics in your gym class? You might recall the part where you had to try to touch your toes by bending over from a standing position or while sitting on the floor with your legs extended…
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Turning into Your Mother? Here’s What to Do
2 months ago

Turning into Your Mother? Here’s What to Do

By  •  Mindset

There’s a popular children’s song meant to inspire kids to exercise. It’s called Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes. If you’ve ever had children, grandchildren, step-children or just spent time with little kids, you’re undoubtedly familiar with it. Read More

Are You Set in Your Ways? Here’s How to Tell
2 months ago

Are You Set in Your Ways? Here’s How to Tell

By  •  Mindset

It’s not just our joints that we need to keep flexible as we get older. The trouble is, we find a steady way of doing things that works well for us. In fact, it’s always worked well for us…
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5 Reasons I Am Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman in My 60s
2 months ago

5 Reasons I Am Becoming a Grumpy Old Woman in My 60s

By  •  Mindset

I would guess that most people who know me see me as a cheerful older woman, with a good life and little to complain about. All this is true. Yet, at the same time, I can feel myself turning into a Grumpy Old Woman. Read More

What the 90-Year-olds Taught Me
2 months ago

What the 90-Year-olds Taught Me

By  •  Mindset

One evening after we’d been living at The Terraces for a few weeks, my husband looked around the dining room and said, “These people are all old. How do you feel about it?”
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