Turning 60? Enjoy the Golden Years of Life With a Dash of Wisdom

How to celebrate turning 60 on your terms

numbered birthday candles aflame shot on white background
Jana Leon/The Image Bank/Getty Images

Turning 60 is special. It is the onset of a golden era. For some 60-year-olds, it could a time to spend with kids and grandkids; for others, it may be the time to party at your favorite haunt with your old buddies and your favorite music playing in the background. 

The 60th birthday is considered an important event in many cultures. While some people retire from active work life at the age of 60, some prefer to pursue hobbies or other activities at this age. In many eastern cultures such as China and Korea, the 60th birthday is considered very important.

In China, someone who has arrived at the age 60 has completed a full life cycle. Following the 60th year, the person celebrates a new life. Hence the 60th birthday is celebrated with great extravagance. 

Enjoy the bliss of 60. Here are some ideas you can use to make your 60th birthday memorable.

Surround Yourself With Your Children and Grandchildren

Relive the magical moments of life even while you look forward to new experiences. This is an opportunity to tell your family about where you were during important points in history. Get to know more about them and what makes them tick, and let them teach you the latest technology so you can share their interests. There is nothing better than a cool grandma or grandpa. 

Find a Hobby Or Follow Your Passion.

Wouldn't it be fun to finally open your own little cafe? Or to spend your time gardening, or learning a new skill? Join a yoga class, go for a guided tour to a distant place and enjoy partying with your friends. 

60th Birthday Quotes

Here are 10 beautiful birthday quotes about turning 60. Some are funny, some poignant, and others are inspiring. Find one that makes you smile and make these quotes your lesson for a great future.

Oscar Wilde
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
George Carlin
I'm sixty years of age. That's 16 Celsius.
Maurice Chevalier
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
Bernard Baruch
To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
William Butler Yeats
From our birthday, until we die, is but the winking of an eye.
Joan Rivers
Looking fifty is great… if you're sixty.
Mark Twain
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
John Dryden
What, start at this! when sixty years have spread
Their grey experience o'er thy hoary head?
Is this the all observing age could gain?
Or hast thou known the worl so long in vain?
Pablo Picasso
One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late.
Tom Stoppard
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.