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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!

Lies, Myths, and Misconceptions About Getting Older
1 month ago

Lies, Myths, and Misconceptions About Getting Older

We’ve all heard them. We may have even helped to perpetuate them – those old adages about aging that are limiting at best and can be downright damaging to our well-being after 60…

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The 5 Stages of Dealing with Unexpected Life Events After 60
1 month ago

The 5 Stages of Dealing with Unexpected Life Events After 60

By  •  Mindset

This is a crazy time of life – with so many friends and family members with health issues. In my small community of 4,300, we lost 50 friends and neighbours last year. We also said goodbye to our 15-year-old dog…
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4 Things to Consider When Leveraging Technology for Aging in Place
2 months ago

4 Things to Consider When Leveraging Technology for Aging in Place

Over the three years of our Caregiver Smile Summit, we have had leading experts speak about how technology can assist aging in place. In this article, we look at what they are seeing…
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60 Things That Women Love About Being 60 Years Old
2 months ago

60 Things That Women Love About Being 60 Years Old

What is being 60 years old really like? It’s a harder question than you might think. Women over 60 are unique. We try to explain to marketers that we are not easily categorized. Still, advertisers like to bunch us in categories like “Boomer” and “Senior” which to them seem safe demographic boxes. Read More

Why Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging
2 months ago

Why Incontinence Is Not a Normal Part of Aging

Have you noticed how many ads on television promote the use of products for bladder control problems? And do you realize that nearly all of these ads are directed at women, even though many men experience bladder leakage, too? Read More

3 Keys to the Fountain of Youth (If You Dare to Plunge into It)
2 months ago

3 Keys to the Fountain of Youth (If You Dare to Plunge into It)

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an actual fountain of youth? What if you could just walk up to it with your paper cup, dip it in in the water, and take a big drink? Nirvana, right? Well, no such luck!
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Will Your Current Home Adapt to Your Needs as You Age?
2 months ago

Will Your Current Home Adapt to Your Needs as You Age?

By  •  Lifestyle

After caring for my parents, I looked long and hard at my lifestyle. I knew urgent changes weren’t necessary, but carefully assessing my situation made me feel in control of the future…
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How Our Thoughts Shape Our Future When We Reach the 60 Threshold
2 months ago

How Our Thoughts Shape Our Future When We Reach the 60 Threshold

Not many generations ago, aging was considered a privilege, and those who lived the longest were considered to be important members of society and keepers of the wisdom necessary for survival…
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Driving After 60: I Don’t Want to Do It Anymore but Can’t Let Go Either
2 months ago

Driving After 60: I Don’t Want to Do It Anymore but Can’t Let Go Either

Have you noticed as you get older that driving a car is a little more challenging? I do and frankly, if I can avoid doing it, I will. It’s not that I’ve become doddering and frail, but it just isn’t an activity I enjoy…
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What is a Geriatrician and When Do You Need One?
2 months ago

What is a Geriatrician and When Do You Need One?

If you were looking for a mechanic to work on your car, you would almost certainly want to work with someone who had experience with your car’s make and model. So, why should finding a doctor after 60 be any different?
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