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Turning 60

6 Things You Should Do Differently After Turning 60

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 01.24.2017 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

When I turned 50, I was confused: Could I still wear jeans? Do I still want sex? Will I ever be able to run in a marathon? Could I finally lose those last 10 pounds that piled on after menopause? Is this the when I become invisible? (Answers: yes, yes, yes, yes, and not a shot in hell.)

And The Countdown To 60 Begins ... Gulp!

Laurie Stone | Posted 09.06.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Stone

My God, my 60th birthday's barreling down faster than Usain Bolt in Rio. There's less than one month to go and I'm feeling a funny brew. There's definitely a 'Holy-sh*t, how did I get here?' vibe. After all, I was 25 a week ago.

Why Turning 60 Hit Me Like A Brick Wall

Teresa Kindred | Posted 08.22.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

All birthdays with zeroes after them tend to stop us in our tracks and cause us to reflect. In the past I have breezed through those birthdays fairly easily, but this year 60 hit me like a brick wall.

Why I Know Turning 60 Will Be One Big Party

Amy Koko | Posted 08.20.2016 | Fifty
Amy Koko

Though I do feel slightly panicked when I look in the mirror and see one more wrinkle and one less eyebrow hair, I look at the rest of my life and feel a sense of contentment.

This Is Why It Takes Guts To Turn 60-Years-Old

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2016 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Bette Davis once said, in her classic no-nonsense way, 'Old age ain't no place for sissies.' She even had a sofa pillow embroidered with the quote for all her guests to see. Having just turned 60 myself, I'm beginning to believe wholeheartedly that Bette was spot-on with her message.

Turning 60

Marianne C. Bohr | Posted 07.11.2016 | Travel
Marianne C. Bohr

Long ago I learned that a trip on the horizon keeps me happy. If there are no definite travel plans, no future dates inked on my calendar, I'm blue, untethered, uneasy. Buying guidebooks, planning an itinerary, and mapping out details give me a high of the healthiest kind. The prospect of getting away, the break from routine, the novel--it all keeps me connected and curiously, sane.

'Please Don't Tell Me 60 Is The New 40'

Elisabeth Dale | Posted 05.14.2016 | Fifty
Elisabeth Dale

Please don't tell me 60 is the new 40. Screw that, because it only applies to older women, not senior men. Let me 'look' my age. I embrace each day, month, and year given to me. I'm even looking forward to growing out my hair color and going for the gray, or maybe white.

Turning 60: A Letter To My 50-Year-Old Self

Eva Moon | Posted 04.01.2017 | Fifty
Eva Moon

I turned 60 today and there are some things I wish I could have told my 50-year-old self. She was so worried. So here goes.

Celebrating Sixty!

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 11.27.2016 | Fifty
Linnie Frank Bailey

In addition to enjoying my 60th birthday on November 28th, I'm going to celebrate the entire year by getting to know 60 people a whole lot better.

10 Upsides To Being A Bit Past Your Prime

Lorie Eber | Posted 10.24.2016 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

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.

50 Telltale Signs You're Not As Young As You Used To Be

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.22.2015 | Fifty

The Huff/Post50 team had so much fun reading over the reader contributions to our post about the ways we know we are getting older that we wanted to s...

Across the Whoniverse

Roz Warren | Posted 06.22.2015 | Fifty
Roz Warren

I first got hooked on "Doctor Who" as a teenager in the '70s, but stopped watching as I got older. When I recently checked the 2010 season out of the library, I quickly got sucked right back in. I've got plenty of catching up to do, since the show has been running for decades.

Lorraine Bracco Explains How To Stop Your 60s From Being 'The Beginning Of The End'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty

At 60, Lorraine Bracco is finally getting serious about her health, and she hopes many others will do the same thing. In her new book To the Fulles...

9 Out-Of-The Box Birthday Party Ideas For Your Next Milestone Year

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty

So your friend or family member is turning the big 5-0 -- or some other significant birthday that ends in "0" or "5." How will you help them celebrate...

60 Women Over 60 Look Back At Their First Jobs

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.01.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We were one of the first generations of women to have the opportunity to chart our own course from the very beginning of our lives. Yes, many of us faced challenges with discrimination, and even harassment, along the way. But, for the most part, we were given an incredible opportunity to be healthier, better educated and more independent than any other generation.

The 8 Goals I Simply Have To Accomplish Now That I'm 60

Joe Seldner | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

For about three weeks after having hip replacement surgery in 2010, I felt I was doomed to a life as an Old Man. For the first time in 60 years, I briefly stopped feeling like a kid and looked at the face of aging.

How I've Struggled With The Idea Of Being A Senior Citizen

Stanley Ely | Posted 10.10.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Some folks march with heads held high into their senior years. That seemed more than I could manage. When I turned 60 and could pass for less, I forsook senior price tickets at the movie theater or museum, even stretched that out until I realized that vanity had closed out opportunities I was dumb to miss.

As the Seasons Change

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Fifty
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Infallible youth and the power of "bar cute" have evolved into vulnerability, conditional surrender, and the wisdom of age. Nothing compares with the vibrant visual symphony of the colorful leaves of fall. The summer sun is exquisite, but equally magical is winter's first snow.

10 Things You Need To Do Before You Turn 60

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM What is it about turning 60 that’s feels so different from all other ages? "It’s a time of major transition," say...

60 Perfect Reasons You Should Be Psyched About Turning 60

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff and Shelley Emling | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty

Remember how old 60 sounded when you were 20? Fortunately, today's 60 is nothing like that 60. In fact, there are loads of wonderful things about turn...

The One Word Elizabeth Lesser Uses To Describe Turning 60

OWN | Posted 04.25.2014 | OWN

When Omega Institute co-founder and bestselling author Elizabeth Lesser sat down with Oprah to tape an interview for "Super Soul Sunday," it was the e...

5 Things Oprah Teaches Us About Aging Gracefully

Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty

Oprah Winfrey, the Titan Of All Media, turns 60 today. Although she's admitted that the milestone birthday is the only one she's ever had "a hiccup" a...

Why I Finally Believe 60 Is The New 50

Diana M. Raab | Posted 03.20.2014 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

This year I will turn 60. I sort of like the sound of the word, sexagenarian, especially since my latest poetry collection is called 'Lust.' Plus, the idea of having completed my fifth decade inspires me to reflect back on my life.

25 Things I Know Now That I'm 60

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Before I turned 60, I had moments of dread unlike any big birthday before. The others had a fun factor—at 50, the j...

Still Sexy At 60... Happy Birthday Kim Basinger!

Posted 12.09.2013 | Fifty

If we didn't know better, we'd think Kim Basinger wasn't a day over 40! The stunning actress turns 60 today and looks just as gorgeous today as she di...