Hobbies for Women

One of the hardest thing about life in your 60s if finding meaning and purpose in your everyday activities. The hobbies for women in this section were all recommended by the members of our community. We hope you enjoy them!

7 years ago

5 Compelling Reasons You Should Write a Book After 60

“I am of the firm belief that everybody could write books and I never understand why they don’t.” Beryl Bainbridge

As a writing coach and author, I do understand why. The two main reasons are related: lack of confidence in what they have to say, and not knowing how to start. That is why I set aside time to write a step by step guide that would lead a first-time writer through the whole process of planning, researching, writing, publishing and selling their own book. Read More

7 years ago

Weird and Wacky Uses for Common Kitchen Items

Kitchens are wonderful places. They are full of magic ingredients and can transform a meal and a family. Read More

7 years ago

How to Find the Best Place to Sell Your Handmade Items Online

In previous articles, I covered how to improve your crafting skills and how to decide which items to produce. If you have already followed this advice, you should already be well on your way to building a successful business. Now, I would like to take a look at another critical step in the process – deciding how and where to sell your handmade items online. Read More

7 years ago

Making Money from Your Crafts – How to Decide What to Make and Sell

In a previous article, I discussed how to improve your craft skills so that you can get ready to sell your handmade items online. But, once you feel like you have reached a certain level of proficiency, the question still remains – what should you produce? Read More

7 years ago

The Benefits of Knitting Include Time Travel

There is something primitive and wondrous about making something out of nothing. Women understand this on a deeply psychological level. Perhaps this is due to the fact that we are capable of creating life. Or, maybe our varied roles throughout history have taught us the value of being resourceful and creative. Read More

8 years ago

3 Compelling Reasons to Learn a Second Language in Retirement

Christmas dinner at my house features a symphony of different languages. Over turkey and stuffing, it’s not unusual to hear German, Russian, English and French being thrown around. So, perhaps it’s no surprise that I have come to understand in a very personal way the value of learning a second language – or two or three – after the age of 60. Read More

8 years ago

Pack Your Superhero Lunch Box – Older Adults Are Returning to School

When I was a little girl, I loved to go to school. I used to enjoy packing my little daisy lunch box and satchel before heading off to class. 60 years later, it doesn’t surprise me that I am still passionately interested in learning new things.

Like many older women, it still makes me smile when someone teaches me something unexpected or interesting. In the past, I’ve written about several options for women who want to continue their education online. But, did you know that a record number of older adults are returning to school as well? Read More

9 years ago

What are the Benefits of Learning a Second Language after 60?

One of the biggest myths about women over 60 is that we live in a “shrinking world” and we’re not interested in learning new things. Nothing could be further from the truth! Read More

9 years ago

How Learning a Second Language Brought My Family Closer Together

I was raised in Canada and grew up reading English and French on my cereal box. Unfortunately, I never learned French in school, so, I missed the opportunity to become truly bilingual during my childhood. Read More

9 years ago

How to Get Free Online Computer Training

Women raised in the 50‘s and 60‘s have a strong work ethic and value education. In fact, many of us, were the first to go to college in our family – and until recently higher education remained a privilege of the wealthy elite. Now with online education, all that is changing. Read More