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Life After Retirement

Life after retirement is a complicated time. Not only do you have to worry about your retirement savings, but, you also need to find meaning in your life. Here are some retirement ideas to help you get more from the best years of your life.

8 years ago

Elder Orphans: Tough Questions Answered

Most of us worry who will care for us, how to pay for living and medical expenses, how to manage chronic illnesses and how to remain connected and avoid isolation. In a recent post, I promised to ask Dr. Maria Carney, the elder orphans research lead, issues that bother readers most about aging alone…

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8 years ago

Elder Orphans: Planning Takes Courage, Wisdom and a Village

Many people fall into the elder orphan segment. In fact, research suggests that close to one-quarter of Americans 65 and older could end up with no family to care for them. This makes sense when you consider the fact that one-third of people between the ages of 45 to 63 are single. Read More

8 years ago

The Bucket List: 5 Tools for Getting More from Life After 60

I was recently a participant at the Healthy Aging Conference – Taking Control of Your Life, hosted by the UCLA Longevity Center. Since I am a boomer and a senior, Dr. Gary Small, Director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, thought I would be a good a good candidate to serve on a panel titled Bucket List: Setting and Focusing on Goals. Read More

8 years ago

Elder Orphans: Exploring the 5 Stages of Aging

The best advice that I ever received on retirement and long-term care is, “the best time to plan is long before you need it.” Another good piece of advice is, “plan while you still have the energy, physical and mental health, and resources.” This is why 2016 is my year for planning. What are the consequences of not making a long-term care plan?

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8 years ago

Surprising Retirement Advice from 20 Amazing Older Women

I just love hearing your retirement advice. There seems to be a consensus among the women in our community that retirement isn’t what it used to be. Retirement isn’t just about leaving our jobs – it is about following our passions. It isn’t necessarily about “aging gracefully” – it’s about picking our own “-ly” word. Read More

8 years ago

Elder Orphan: Creating a Plan for Aging Alone

It’s important to build a long-term care and retirement plan early on, especially if you are single and don’t have children. The deeper I go into my sixties, the more I have become aware of the need to thoroughly prepare.  Read More

8 years ago

How to Be Happier this New Year in 6 Easy Steps

What does happiness mean to you?

Often when people are young, we have a rather regimented idea of happiness – we might have thought, when we were younger, “I’ll be happy when I get to a certain place in my career,” or “I’ll be happy when I win the approval and esteem of my friends,” or “I’ll be happy when I can fit into that beautiful dress at the store,” or “I’ll be happy when I get to go on that nice vacation next summer.” Read More

8 years ago

What Legacy Do You Want to Leave for Your Grandchildren?

As we reach our 60s, it’s natural to think about our legacy. Some of us worry about how we will be remembered by our children, grandchildren and friends. Others are concerned about the impact that they have made on the world around them. These women worry about whether they have made a difference, in whatever way is important to them personally. Read More

8 years ago

Why Are There So Few Magazines for Women Over 60?

One of the reasons that I started Sixty and Me was that I felt that there weren’t enough lifestyle magazines for women over 60. Plenty of people were talking about the baby boomer generation, but, very few media outlets seemed interested in engaging in a conversation with us. Read More

8 years ago

Why Being Grateful is So Much Better than Feeling Grateful

If you ask most people if are grateful, they will probably say yes. We like to think of ourselves as grateful people. But, true gratitude is not something that you feel; it is something that you do! Read More