Welcome to 60+Club
~ News, insights & eBooks written for the Over 60s ~
The 60+Club community website serves to provide it’s readers with topical issues, interests, news and information that affects those Australian’s over 60.
Stay up-to-date with points of interest, that may relate to you personally, your friends, colleagues, neighbours or loved ones.
Our website offers access to Over 60s eBooks, blog articles, online medical Q&A service Ask Dr. H, helpful Government links for older Australians, volunteering information, good humour quotes, offer lifetime advice to others to others, or browse our vintage images collection from the ‘good old days’.
The purpose of 60+Club is to remind us all to enjoy our later years in life, to have fun, maintain or improve our health and wellbeing, and simply embrace it. As Richard Gere so eloquently put it, “I am old but I am forever young at heart. We are always the same age inside. Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, you can only live it once. Do not regret growing older, it’s a privilege denied to many!”
eBooks published for the over 60s
9 proven ways to improve your health & wellbeing
60+CLUB are excited to release their latest series of eBooks, 9 proven ways to improve your health & wellbeing. The guide discusses topical issues centred on health, wellbeing and embracing the aging process of life and all it’s splendour.
Each chapter has been compiled from factual and evidence-based content, derived from year’s of research, case studies and social testing. Also included is professional advice and opinions from industry experts in the field.
The purpose of this guide is help reinforce the importance of why we should be embracing life at over 60 years. By doing so, the guide offers helpful tips and techniques to keeping a positive state of mind, reveals the importance of socialising, how to stay energised, smile more, keep healthy, exercise the mind, body and soul, and overall, just maintaining a great quality-of-life in your latter years.
about Australia’s Over 60s
As our baby-boomer generation matures’, we find that 1 in 6 of us are now over 65, compared to 1 in 7 in 2011 and only 1 in 25 in 1911.
There are 1.3 million Australians aged 60 to 64.
There are 664,000 more Australians now aged over 65 than there were 5 years ago; a total of 3.67 million or 22% of Australians.
Of the 22% of Australians aged over 65, there are 449,000 people aged 65 to 74, a 27% increase on 2011.
An astounding 1.3 million jobs have been added in net terms to the 55 years and over age group, representing a 129% increase.
In addition, net growth in the 60-64 job market since 2000 has been 165%.
Between the 2006 and 2011 censuses the number of employers/self-employed aged 60 years and over increased by 49,000.
There are 84,000 more people aged 85 years and older than there were in 2011. Today, people who are 85 years and older comprise 2.1% of our resident population.
Tasmania recorded the biggest percentage increase in the 65-and-over age group, with the number increasing from 12.2% (or 58,000 people) in 1993 to 17.3% (or 89,000 people) in 2013.
Baby boomers aged 55 and over make up 27% of Australia’s population but hold more than half of the nation’s wealth, 56% to be exact.
Proven research by experts to offer a deeper understanding
Our bestsellers guide for the Over 60s will take you through a life-centric journey, exploring the many facets of life, both the bright and the dark side. The eBook investigates the benefits behind laughter, smiling, the links between pets and ways of beating dementia and mental health. It uncovers the truth about exercising when you’re over 60, staying healthy, establishing the good and bad alcohol habits, plus the importance of sleep as well as tips to find a deeper snooze. And finishing with the health benefits of staying social, why generosity keeps you positive, best ways to finding relaxation and methods to keeping your memory sharp.
“I am old but I am forever young at heart. We are always the same age inside. Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, you can only live it once. Do not regret growing older, it’s a privilege denied to many!”
– Richard Gere
The truths behind being Over 60
“I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.” Lauren Bacall
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford
“I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel.” Henri Frederic Amiel
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Mark Twain
“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” Marjorie Pay Hinckley
“I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.” Rita Mae Brown
“It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Abraham Lincoln
Embrace a peaceful retirement
Embrace being Over 60
Try not to overcomplicate things, take a step back and break down your worries. It’s rarely as bad as it first appears. Avoid anxiety at all costs, and if it’s there, stop and figure out what it is that’s surfaced. Anxiety is often linked with depression, and these are things we don’t need in life. Look for activities that beat stress, anxiety and depression such as meditation, yoga, exercise and adult colouring books.
Our 60+ eBooks explore the most common topics people aged over 60 think about. Each chapter and volume offers greater perspective, relevance, insights and inspiration to these topics, and provides interesting and relevant facts from proven case studies.
Blog articles, news & insights
4 Volumes • 11 Chapters
Laughter, the key to happiness
Volume 1 | Pages 10-31
Smile, it’s actually good for you
Volume 1 | Pages 32-48
Exercising after 60
Volume 2 | Pages 51-65
Staying healthy & keeping positive
Volume 2 | Pages 66-88
Why you need a good night’s sleep
Volume 3 | Pages 91-101
Why being social is good for your health
Volume 3 | Pages 102-117
Why being generous after 60 is good for you
Volume 3 | Pages 118-127
Staying relaxed after 60
Volume 4 | Pages 131-155
Techniques to keeping your memory active
Volume 4 | Pages 156-178
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- True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
- I am old but I am forever young at heart. We are always the same age inside. Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, you can only live it once. Do not regret growing older, it's a privilege denied to many!
- Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Smiling: None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its benefits.
- Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
- I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.
- No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
- Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
- The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
- The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly,