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Holidays

Holidays like Christmas, Grandparents Day, Halloween and New Years offer opportunities to spend time with the people we care about most. In this section, we will discuss holiday ideas to bring you closer to your friends and family.

This International Women’s Day, Let’s Celebrate the Women Who Came Before Us
2 years ago

This International Women’s Day, Let’s Celebrate the Women Who Came Before Us

Someday in the future, our female youth may think of us who are over 60 as ‘the women before us.’ We are the women who inspire their future. We are the women who went through the fires of life, held fast and came out more whole and wholesome. Read More

How Caregivers Can Create the Best Possible Holiday for Loved Ones
3 years ago

How Caregivers Can Create the Best Possible Holiday for Loved Ones

I grew up with a Mom that pulled out all the stops for the holidays. Our entire house was decorated inside and out from the weekend before Thanksgiving to the weekend after New Year’s. Our house looked like a Hallmark Christmas card.  Read More

5 Things to Get Rid of and 5 Things to Embrace as an Older Woman in 2018
3 years ago

5 Things to Get Rid of and 5 Things to Embrace as an Older Woman in 2018

As the end of the year approaches, I begin to putter around in closets and cabinets, donating those things that I am not using. I enjoy simplicity and orderliness. But it’s not just the cabinets and drawers that deserve attention, it’s the stressful things in our psyche that we should be willing to give up. Read More

What Is Your Word for 2018? Mine Is ‘Goal’!
3 years ago

What Is Your Word for 2018? Mine Is ‘Goal’!

By  •  Mindset

There is a little book that I think shares lots of tips in a small number of pages. Design Your Day, by Claire Diaz-Ortiz, is a great, quick read for organizing your life, rather than just your sock drawer! Read More

Losing a Loved One: Another Year, Another Empty Chair
3 years ago

Losing a Loved One: Another Year, Another Empty Chair

By  •  Family

I love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday of the entire year. I try to live a life filled with gratitude, and it’s special to have a day set aside for giving thanks – even though I practice it every day. Read More

Forget Scented Candles! 4 Christmas Gifts for Grandma that Won’t End Up in the Trash
3 years ago

Forget Scented Candles! 4 Christmas Gifts for Grandma that Won’t End Up in the Trash

By  •  Family

What are the best Christmas gifts for grandma? Well, as the leader of, Sixty and Me, a community with 100,000s of grandmas, let me start by telling you what NOT to get… candles, slippers, clothes or bath salts! If we wanted any of those things, we would get them ourselves.  Read More

Switch Your Focus to Relieve Thanksgiving Stress
3 years ago

Switch Your Focus to Relieve Thanksgiving Stress

By  •  Family

Ah, Thanksgiving! A time of celebration, of gratitude and family get-togethers.

For some, getting together with extended family is a joyous tradition. For others, it’s joyous only some of the time. Not all family is created equal, however. Read More

Is Halloween Too Scary for People with Dementia?
3 years ago

Is Halloween Too Scary for People with Dementia?

I’m not sure which was more exciting for my grandpa: having trick-or-treaters come to the door, or calling my mom the next morning to report how many he’d had. Read More

How to Have a Happy Halloween Supper with the Grandkids
3 years ago

How to Have a Happy Halloween Supper with the Grandkids

By  •  Family

Halloween is relatively new to the UK – well, as a holiday type celebration it is!

We’ve had All Hallow’s Eve as an ongoing ‘thing’ for hundreds of years, but it’s only caught on in a big way in the last couple of years. Read More

Spice up the Season! 4 Fall Activities to Share with Your Friends and Family
3 years ago

Spice up the Season! 4 Fall Activities to Share with Your Friends and Family

Fall is finally here! Well, we may have a few weeks until the official season change, but the crisp, fresh air, the already fallen leaves and my hankering for pumpkin everything all suggest that Fall has unofficially arrived. Read More