Style Tips From Senior Citizens

Something I seem to be experiencing lately is a feeling of more freedom to do exactly what I please.  This goes for what I wear, what I eat, what I say, and how I feel about what people think about me.  I know this comes along with getting older, and I’ve seen this happen, firsthand, with my mom and other relatives.  I would think,  what is wrong with my mother when she would say “Don’t count on me to bring anything to the picnic, I’ve sworn off cooking”.  Now I know nothing was wrong with my mother other than the fact she had grown into her senior status.

 There comes a time when you could care less what other people think about what you’re wearing, or what you’re saying, or what you decide you don’t want to do anymore.  At first, when I started having these feelings, I felt some guilt, but now I’m starting to embrace the notion.  Don’t get me wrong, some seniors can take this new found freedom to the extreme and cause all kinds of angst among their friends and family.  I’m not talking about the stereotypical old, crotchety granny or seldom bathed bewhiskered gramps, but the new age senior who is very aware of the fact they can now wear just about anything they can put together, and people will merely smile and nod their heads while saying, “Now that’s what I want to look like when I’m her age.  Who would think that plaid skirt would ever go with the black and white stripe shirt, and look at those sunglasses!  She’s terrific!”

When I saw this series of pictures of seniors, in all their glory, displaying their idea of fashion, I couldn’t help but smile, and say “Yes!  That’s what I’m talking about!” 

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18 Fabulous Style Tips For Senior Citizens from BuzzFeed.com.

Statement jewelry, statement glasses, statement hair. Statement everything!

Pile on those bracelets!

Pile on those bracelets!


 

Retirement

Retirement !!! 
Question:  How many days in a week?
Answer:      6 Saturdays, 1 Sunday

 Question:  When is a retiree’s bedtime?
Answer:      Three hours after he falls asleep on the couch.

Question:  How many retirees to change a light bulb?
Answer:      Only one, but it might take all day. Continue reading

Baby Boomers Find New Work Passions and Careers

If anyone had told my sister and I that we would be getting ready to publish our first book at the ages of 63 and 65, we would have told them they were crazy! Don’t think that just because you are retired or reaching senior status, that you have to sit back and be idle. A new passion or career is just what you need to give new meaning to your life.

Philip Moeller, contributing editor for U.S. News Money, writes about achieving success and happiness in older age.

Encore Careers Visionary Pushes Social Change

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Older couple painting on a canvas outdoors

“The idea of older people finding new work passions and careers well into their 60s and even 70s has entered the mainstream. Driven by surging numbers of aging baby boomers and a tough recession, encore careers have become increasingly common. ”

 

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