At 68 years old Diana is one of swathes of sassy over-60s turning to internet dating sites in search of companionship, love and, yes, sex.“Dating is exciting and fun, why would I want to sit around and get old?
” says Diana, a retired Marie Curie nurse and now a personal trainer, who lives in East Sussex and has three children and a granddaughter.“It is a way of socialising even if nothing comes out of it.
June 2017: Ruth ‘Noni’ Halleck defies aging stereotypes; Don’t miss the chance to win your tiny dream home; Planning for long-term care: types of coverage; Holly Clarke of Kaiser Permanente: valued friend of the Sonoma Wine Country Games: Something kind, ordinary and memorable; Hot topic: Elder abuse awareness month: Finding a peak travel experience; Derby Day offers feast for the eyes and more.
May 2017: Functioning in the world without eyesight; The power of looking good at any age; Vietnam veterans presses case for his and other veterans’ rights; Hot topic: Levels and types of elder care: Senior Social Clubs; A place where everyone knows your name; Wine Country Games kicks off next month: Celebrate Older Americans Month, county parks; and more.
So we needed another rival more our socio-economic level. Good football program and instead of knife fights you just had Jews taunting each other that their temples had superior air conditioning. Birmingham and this year the big game was held there, in their gleaming new stadium. 300-pound future NFL stars proved to be a tougher challenge than Dick Van Dyke’s offspring. We still thought and acted like we were in The Donna Reed Show or Ozzie and Harriet.
There was an innocence that steadfastly persisted despite pesky flashes of reality – riots, a war, civil unrest, drugs, teen rebellion.
“It’s very difficult to make a real connection with someone on a computer.
I found a good majority of people don’t represent themselves accurately,” she said.
; Hot topic: The economic upside of an aging population; Stopping debt collection calls; and more.
February 2017: Researching your roots; And the (heart) beat goes on; Arthur Janssen – living the good life at 107; Hot topic: Age-Friendly Communities; Meals on Wheels volunteer Bill Iberti: Paul Troppy – a man who likes to throw his weights around; and more.
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We boomers were growing more and more uneasy, to the point where we had to finally take action. My generation could not have a thought or a feeling or bowel movement without singing about it. Bob Dylan and Joan Baez were the vanguards, but the tune that perhaps had the biggest impact was “Eve of Destruction” by Barry Mc Guire.