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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.

What Is Your Word for 2018? Mine Is ‘Goal’!
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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?
2 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
2 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
2 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

6 Creative Birthday Gifts for Women Over 60 That Won’t Clutter Up the House
3 years ago

6 Creative Birthday Gifts for Women Over 60 That Won’t Clutter Up the House

“What do you want for your birthday?” That’s a tough one, isn’t it? But seriously, the last thing retired people need is more stuff. It’s a time when we are trying to get rid of all the items we no longer use. In a few years, we expect to move to a smaller place, right? Read More

How to Celebrate When You Are Alone for the Holidays
3 years ago

How to Celebrate When You Are Alone for the Holidays

I hope you noticed that I didn’t title this article, “How to Survive the Holidays, Alone.”

No! This is about making sure to celebrate the holidays if you are alone. Read More

7 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas That Will Never Go Out of Style
3 years ago

7 Unique Holiday Gift Ideas That Will Never Go Out of Style

By  •  Family

It is our favourite time of the year again! The holiday spirit is taking over and we feel our hearts getting warm and filled with love, gratitude and joy.

It is a season when we remind ourselves of just how little it takes to be happy with our loved ones by our side. However, it might be a bit puzzling to figure out the perfect gift that would be thoughtful and serve as a sign of affection. Read More