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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.

9 years ago

The Secret to Being Fearless in Your 60s Is…

Ok, I may be slightly biased, but, in my opinion, women over 60 are amazing! Having lived through six decades of incredible change and complexity, we really are able to deal with almost any eventuality. Read More

9 years ago

How to Live like The Golden Girls: New Book Makes it Easy

Have you ever thought about living with roommates? If so, you are in step with a growing cadre of baby boomers who are turning to shared living as a fun, affordable housing option as they age.

A Golden Girls Home is where mature adults share a home. Maybe it’s two women sharing an apartment; maybe it’s four men and women sharing a house. Read More

9 years ago

Are you a City Woman or a Country Girl?

Every time I go into the city, I crave a penthouse apartment on the 31st floor of some tall skyscraper, so that I can look out over the city lights. I would find a deli open in the middle of the night and go to the theatre every day of the week. Read More

9 years ago

Want to Find Meaning in Retirement? Forgive Others, Plan for the Future and Get Healthy!

Reaching retirement age creates cacophony of conflicting emotions. On the one hand, we feel a sense of relief that, after decades of hard work, we will finally be able to pursue our passions. On the other hand, with all of our social relationships changing, it’s easy to feel lost, or even fearful about the future. Read More

9 years ago

Do We Really Stop Learning After 60?

I usually agree wholeheartedly with the quotes that I share with the Sixty and Me community, but, today I came across one that I have mixed feelings about. The quote, by Marie Ebner-Eschenbach, is “In youth we learn, in age we understand.” Read More

9 years ago

Life After 60 Isn’t Perfect? No Problem – It’s Still Amazing!

Life after 60 isn’t perfect. In addition to the everyday concerns that exist in your younger years, you also have to deal with a weakening body, living on a pension and changing social roles. With all this going on, it’s easy to be discouraged. I even know women who are quite bitter about their life after 60. They look at their life and ask themselves “This is it? How, after 40 years in the workforce did it come to this?” Read More

9 years ago

Living Alone or in a Community? What’s Best After 60?

Over the last few years, more and more women have chosen to live in communities. In theory, this living situation is similar to the communes that many women were at least aware of in their 20s. In those days, women chose to live together for philosophical reasons. For example, many women found that this living session provided an outlet for their bohemian style and desire for experimentation. Read More

9 years ago

Why the Strongest Women Are Not the Most Aggressive

When you see a “strong woman” portrayed in a movie or on TV, she is almost always pushy, opinionated and self-centered. There is an implicit assumption that in order for a woman to be “strong,” she needs to be aggressive and brash. Read More

9 years ago

Active Adult Communities vs. Retirement Homes – Which Option Is Right for Your Lifestyle?

Retirement homes are not what they used to be. In fact, people over 55 now have more options than ever before. This means you don’t have to decide between moving in with your kids and living in a nursing home. And just because you’re getting a little older doesn’t mean you have to give up your active lifestyle, either.

But how do you decide whether active adult communities or retirement homes are the better choice for you? Read More

9 years ago

Wondering What to Do in Retirement? Why Not Start With a Volunteer Vacation?

Retirement is wonderful. You’re able to say goodbye to long commutes, boring meetings and late nights at the office. You have plenty of time to do the things you enjoy. But what if plenty of time is actually too much time? Read More