Living/Aging

Watch: Diary of a (famous) Sixty-Year-Old

Award-winning Canadian writer Ian Brown (“Boy in the Moon”) was having a hard time wrapping his head around the fact that he was turning 60. What did it mean? Should he feel the way inspiration-mongers say we should — like a sexy silver fox? Or will he just feel decrepit? Brown, an occasional contributor to This…

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Summer Hazard: Lyme Disease

Ah, summer. Prime time for outdoor barbecues, golf games, hiking, walking through the woods…and—uh, oh–ticks that can spread Lyme Disease. Sorry for the potential monkey wrench in the dreamy summer scenario, but forewarned is forearmed. Lyme Disease affects about 300,000 Americans annually, the CDC estimates. Most will recover. The usual treatment is a course of…

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Ask Joan: Why no orgasms?

Every month in Sex at Our Age, award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers your questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Nothing is out of bounds! To send your questions directly to Joan, email sexpert@seniorplanet.org. I’m a woman who loves women. I’m 60, and it’s been a decade since…

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Top Makeup videos for older women

Most of us get into a lifelong makeup routine, but at some point the makeup we wore at 35  is not flattering at 65. Those smoky eyes are too dark. That lipstick is too bright. The foundation we’ve been using accentuates our wrinkles instead of hiding them.   Older women face a double whammy, too:…

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New Scams on the horizon

According to the FBI statistics, adults aged 60 or more years lost more than $342 million as victims of internet scams in 2017; the statistic was part of the “2017 Internet Crime Report” released by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. Senior Planet is running this update to alert our members, courtesy of Experian.    What…

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Making Friends after 60

The world is changing for 60-year-old women. We no longer have the social context that we enjoyed as a wife, parent or co-worker. Building community and creating a network of like-minded friends is a challenge, but not impossible.   There are many groups that are trying to offer a platform for people to connect with…

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New advancements in Stroke Prevention

Can there be good news about stroke?   Stroke—an interruption of the blood flow in the brain—has dropped from the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. to the fifth. It’s still a serious and frequent emergency—one occurs in the U.S. every 40 seconds – but medical advances mean that more and more people are…

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Inspiring quotes for Older Americans Month

As we enter Older Americans Month, what do famous artists, activists and authors thought as they contemplated age?  Here’s a quick look: “The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.”  ~ Frank Lloyd Wright   “Oh, the worst of all tragedies is not to die young, but to live until I am seventy-five and yet…

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Best Websites for Playing Online Games

Videogames aren’t just for kids. In fact, as you age, playing certain games can help you cognitively and, according to new research, might even improve your mood and sense of well-being.  So we looked for games that you can play online for free without having to download any software. We found several good ones on…

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