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8 best things about being in your 60s

What are the perks of being in your 60s? These days, your joints might be more accurate meteorologists than the Met Office, but with age comes opportunity...and a whole lot of fun. 


1. There is nothing left to learn the hard way

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Well, there's a lot less to learn anyway. Yes, you've been there, done that and got the much-deserved T-shirt, so now it's time to look to the future and embrace the new and exciting prospects that lie ahead.   

"Those who have never made a mistake have never made anything."


2. Your age can be used to your advantage

age meme

It might just be the perfect scapegoat for when you'd really like a seat on the bus, need to get out of a sticky spot or would much rather not do the ironing this week.

"I blame my bad memory for forgetting to cook supper or iron shirts."


3. The world is your oyster

travel meme

You can now do all the things you weren't able to do when you were younger due to work commitments, children, a lack of time... Not only will you be able to appreciate the finer things in life, but you'll attack each new venture (and adventure!) with gusto. Spontaneous weekend trip to the Lake District, anyone?

"I appreciate that having a decent pension is a real bonus, but we've had some fabulous holidays over the last few years."


4. Retirement!


What's the best thing about being retired? Pretty much everything as it happens! Whether it's volunteering, spending time with friends, or even watching squirrels cavorting in the garden on a Wednesday morning (yes, really), there's nothing quite like the retired life. As one gransnetter says, "I was born to retire!"

"If I had known it was going to be this much fun I'd have done it years ago!"


5. Endless amounts of wisdom 

tea meme

With life lessons comes wisdom, and an abundance of it at that. You've been around the block more times than you can count, but you've been able to impart some much-needed advice - and given a few lifelong gifts - along the way too.  

"All mirrors lie."


6. You stop caring what others think

fashionable woman

Oh, the freedom! You've embraced the grey, carved out your own unique sense of style, and are now letting your true self shine through.

"Some people are owls and some are larks. I've always been an owl, so - party on!"


7. Freebies and no end of discounts

over 60s discounts

Free bus travel? Check. Free prescriptions? Check. Money off your vet bills and pub lunches? Check, check. Yes, there's a wealth of freebies and discounts for over 60s - you just need to know where to look! We do love a good bargain.

"I love that I can claim concession rates on loads of things!"


8. Grandchildren. Need we say more?


Nothing quite beats it, does it? Whether you provide regular childcare for your grandchildren or only see them once a week through Skype, the love is endless - and so are the cuddles. 

"Grandchildren come along and a whole new world along with it."


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