Technology

There's a myth that older adults don't like technology. Nonsense! Let's explore the best apps, websites, gadgets and services for dynamic older women, like us.

4 years ago

How Keeping Up with Technology Can Transform Your Life After 60

We’re not “old.” At least not the way we saw our grandparents. We have active, connected, vibrant lives. Sure, one day we may stop working at our jobs, but we aren’t withdrawing from an involved life. We are young at heart and in spirit. Read More

4 years ago

Can Your Phone Replace Your Wallet?

Smartphones have significantly changed the way we go about our daily lives. Whether it’s hailing a ride, ordering food, buying groceries or communicating, there is no denying the revolution with the proliferation of phones. Read More

4 years ago

4 Health Risks of Too Much Technology, Especially for Older Adults

Remember the video of the woman who was busy looking down at her phone and walked right into a fountain? Read More

5 years ago

Keeping Up with a Changing World After 60

We must adapt.

Over a century ago, the father of evolutionary biology, Charles Darwin wrote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Read More

5 years ago

Could Unplugging from Social Media Be a Path to Happiness After 60?

“I’ve noticed the more reactive I feel, the more miserable I am. Social media is just jet fuel for reactivity.” – Tim Ferriss (author of The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans) Read More

5 years ago

It’s Not Too Late! How to Start a Blog at Any Age

When I told my family that I was going to start a blog, I was met with blank stares.

It’s not that they weren’t supportive. They just didn’t immediately understand why a woman in her 60s would want to start blogging. After all, most of the blogs that they read on a regular basis were dedicated to covering the latest Apple gadgets and video games. How was I going to start a successful blog, targeting women over 60? Were baby boomers even online? Read More

5 years ago

7 Easy Ways to Avoid Identity Theft and Senior Scams

I remember the moment of panic when, 5 years ago, I realized that I had just had my wallet stolen. I was standing outside a store in Milan, admiring a particularly nice pair of shoes in the window, when a young man bumped into me. He held up his hands apologetically and smiled. As he disappeared into the crowd, realization dawned on me and I started to panic. Read More

5 years ago

Stop Staring at Your Mobile Phone and Get More from Life After 60

We’ve all seen the jokes about social media and mobile phones. For so many people these days, it seems an impossible task to put their phones in their pocket or purse. Read More

5 years ago

The Latest Technology is Amazing But Can Never Replace a Hug

My father turned 90 in May. We had a small birthday party at his house, which I filmed on my phone. He was blowing out candles on a cake, although he could not eat the cake. He has a feeding tube and has not eaten normally for over 20 years, since his last cancer surgery. Read More

5 years ago

Staying Connected After 60 – Have Text Messages Killed the Call?

Do you remember the song, “We Don’t Talk Anymore?”

It was written back in the 1970s, long before mobile phones had become a part of our lives.

How many of us recall the days when you picked up the phone and dialed your best friend, sister or Mother for a long gossipy chat? Usually, you curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea or coffee. Or, perhaps you had a glass of wine or a gin and tonic close to hand. Read More