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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!

7 Meaningful 90th Birthday Gift Ideas
2 days ago

7 Meaningful 90th Birthday Gift Ideas

Do you know someone who will be blowing out 90 candles on their birthday cake? Ok, it’s probably not a good idea to put 90 candles on a birthday cake, but you know what I mean. Celebrating 90 years of life is quite a big deal…
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13 Powerful Lessons for Aging Well, Inside and Out
6 days ago

13 Powerful Lessons for Aging Well, Inside and Out

By  •  Mindset

Life is short. Take the trip. Buy the shoes. Eat the cake. (Anonymous)

The older I get, the harder it is to argue with this advice. Knee deep into my sixth decade, I’ve gathered a few more pearls of wisdom along the way. These lessons are helping me blaze an easier trail through my journey of aging. Read More

You’re Not Over the Hill Until You Start Believing You’re Over the Hill
2 weeks ago

You’re Not Over the Hill Until You Start Believing You’re Over the Hill

By  •  Mindset

How old is really old?

Apparently, the answer depends on the age of the person responding to the question. Read More

10 Caregiver Tips to Use if You Are Feeling a Little Overwhelmed
2 weeks ago

10 Caregiver Tips to Use if You Are Feeling a Little Overwhelmed

I signed up for my caregiving journey quickly. My strong, healthy, WWII-hero Dad had to be taken off an airplane in a wheelchair. He had gotten so sick during the flight the attendants were concerned for his well-being. Read More

7 Meaningful 75th Birthday Gift Ideas
2 weeks ago

7 Meaningful 75th Birthday Gift Ideas

Gift-giving for an older person who already has everything isn’t always easy. They probably don’t need another scarf or tie. Why not think outside the box and offer a more thoughtful and personal gift? Having lived ¾ of a century…
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Getting Older Doesn’t Make You Less Valuable, but Acting and Feeling Old Might
2 weeks ago

Getting Older Doesn’t Make You Less Valuable, but Acting and Feeling Old Might

By  •  Mindset

You look around yourself at work. Every new hire is well under the age of 30 and the number of co-workers in their 50s and 60s seems to be rapidly vanishing. As you get into your 60s, you can’t help but wonder, “Am I next?” Read More

4 Key Ingredients for Successful Aging
2 weeks ago

4 Key Ingredients for Successful Aging

By  •  Mindset

Wikipedia defines successful aging as “physical, mental and social well-being in older age.” The authors of Successful Aging: The MacArthur Foundation Study, John Rowe, MD, and Robert Kahn, PhD, define it as “the cross-section between three components.” Read More

How Does Being 60 Feel Different Than Being 50?
3 weeks ago

How Does Being 60 Feel Different Than Being 50?

By  •  Mindset

I remember being disappointed when I turned 50. I felt like Oprah had let me down. I wasn’t coming into my own body the way all the magazines said I would, the way I was ‘supposed’ to. Read More

Rethinking the Aging Process: 5 Steps to Conscious Aging
4 weeks ago

Rethinking the Aging Process: 5 Steps to Conscious Aging

As part of my Caregiver Smile Summit, I have had the pleasure of interviewing more than 50 experts in the health, aging and caregiving fields. Dr. Maria Zayas, a practicing psychologist and a faculty member of the Psychology Department at Brenau University, is one of those experts. Together we explored the topic of conscious aging. Read More

How to Take Some Weight Off Family and Friends When Life Doesn’t Roll Along
1 month ago

How to Take Some Weight Off Family and Friends When Life Doesn’t Roll Along

The uncertainty of life is certain, and that is particularly true in the year 2020. With that uncertainty, most of us have done the important practical acts recommended by other Sixty and Me writers. Those would include having an updated will…
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