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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!

You Won’t Believe How Some People Describe the Aging Process!
2 months ago

You Won’t Believe How Some People Describe the Aging Process!

I attended a conference by The Atlantic called “The New Old Age.” It included a host of speakers in the Baby Boomer and beyond market, including 95-year-old Norman Lear. One of the topics that were discussed was how…
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Long-Distance Caregiving and Covid-19
2 months ago

Long-Distance Caregiving and Covid-19

With Covid-19, long-distance caregiving has become even more problematic. For instance, occasional visits that you used to have may have disappeared altogether. In-person visits are essential, though. So, if you are not there…
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The Wrinkles No One Wants to Have
3 months ago

The Wrinkles No One Wants to Have

One morning, as I was putting makeup on, I was taking a serious look at my reflection. This in my make-up mirror, which of course was magnified for maximum detection of everything you really do not want to see. Looking closely…
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Who Gets What When You’re Gone?
3 months ago

Who Gets What When You’re Gone?

By  •  Family

When one of my nieces was just a little thing, maybe 4 or 5 years old, she saw a spoon rack on her grandmother’s wall (my mother-in-law). It is one of those wooden shelves that holds tiny spoons my in-laws had collected…
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Life Doesn’t Have a “Best By” Date
3 months ago

Life Doesn’t Have a “Best By” Date

By  •  Mindset

There is salad dressing in my refrigerator that dates back to the Bush administration. And there’s a plastic container in the back that’s growing a chemistry experiment but I’m afraid to look, so I just leave it there. I know when the milk…
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What Are the Best 50th Birthday Gifts for Women?
3 months ago

What Are the Best 50th Birthday Gifts for Women?

What do women really want? That’s the question that many of us find ourselves asking as a friend approaches her 50th birthday. After all, 50 today is not what it was a generation or two ago. 50-year-old women today…
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Do Not Fear the Autumn of Your Life
4 months ago

Do Not Fear the Autumn of Your Life

What do you like about autumn? I have recently realized that autumn is one of the best seasons of the year. The weather is still warm… even as the cold begins to creep in.

The leaves change color. Near my house there are spectacular walnut trees that turn glorious colors of red, and yellow and gold. But, I am not here to talk about the trees… I am here to talk about our lives after 60. Read More

Life is Precious! What Are Your Plans for the Time You Have Left?
4 months ago

Life is Precious! What Are Your Plans for the Time You Have Left?

By  •  Mindset

My great-aunt Esther, who lived to be 89, often lamented, “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have recovered my chairs 20 years ago!” That expression has inspired me to live my dreams now, whether the dream is to get a pedicure, go on a trip, or build a new home. Read More

Identity Safety After 60: Fighting Aging Stereotypes and Starting Conversations
4 months ago

Identity Safety After 60: Fighting Aging Stereotypes and Starting Conversations

When you hear the term “identity safety,” what do you think? In a casual conversation at the bank, I told a man that my dissertation was on the topic of identity safety. “Oh” he replied “I work on that too, I am in the security industry, fighting identity theft.” Read More

Let’s Ban the Term “Senior Moment”
4 months ago

Let’s Ban the Term “Senior Moment”

In the midst of choosing a piece of music, my dance instructor forgot which dance we were about to work on. He said he was having a “senior moment.” Given he’s all of 30, that was ludicrous, of course, but it totally got my hackles up. Saying “senior moment” to me, a senior, is not acceptable. Read More