I just had my 60th birthday and I'm incredulous that I've lived so many years. I wasn't in the mood to mark the occasion at a party venue festooned with black balloons and "over the hill" jokes. I'd had that experience 10 years earlier when my husband threw a surprise party for me against my wishes.
Money, work, and health are what older Americans think about the most every day of their lives, says a survey by GoBankingRates, which interviewed more than 5,000 people of all ages.
Let's say you've worked hard, saved as much as you can for retirement, and are counting on your Social Security benefit to supplement that. Now, think about changing that. Stat.
As a woman who shifted professional gears and left the traditional employment track at midlife, I'm used to being bombarded by those nagging questions asked only by those who have never chosen to pursue a self-propelled career without a guaranteed paycheck.
Many baby boomers, that group referring to post World War II born approximately between the years 1946-1964, has the lowest rate of poverty among all age groups according to the Census Bureau.
Remember Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia? More than an '80s sitcom that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, The Golden Girls sparked a movement. From a surprising concept -- who has housemates past their twenties? -- shared living has become a national housing model.
Getting in shape for sex would increase people's interest and help them enjoy it more, while adding to their overall strength and stability -- creating a cycle of improved muscular strength and sexual enjoyment. What could be better?
It's silly, and I know it. But I equate eating alone in a restaurant with being dateless for the prom, passed over for the job, or walking out of the ladies' room with toilet paper coming out of your panty hose.
Who is the muse that can guide you? I won't keep you in suspense. Her name is Judith Viorst. She is a witty, urbane, insightful and no-bull fiction and non-fiction author and poet. And she is slightly older than me -- which means that everything I am feeling, she has already felt before.