The “third age” is described as the period in the life course that occurs after retirement but prior to the onset of disability, revealing a period in which individuals have the capacity to remain actively engaged.
The aim of this site is to provide a resource for those over 60 like me. I will use it to teach blogging. Below is a bit of background.
My first retirement was at 60. Five years ago I was all set to make an impact on the Internet. I lost two years because of lung cancer. In March I received my pension from the UK when I turned 65. This was how I can afford a new computer, tablet and smart phone.
Google says: About 5,490 results that’s in 5 years for pjfbncyl.com my unique handle on the Internet. There are 10m hits for Philip Finlay Bryan I come up with all the first 20 but Google is biased towards me. However I do have a presence on the net. PhilipFinlayBryan.com is my named site. If someone asks for my address on the Internet I can just say Google me.
Scribd has 12k reads these are documents and books i have uploaded.
YouTube 79k views many of Second Life, a virtual community of which I spend a lot of time. I have a job hosting in the most popular blues club.
Blogs about 4k subscribers.
Running 50 generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs)
So for an individual I have made some impact. What hasn’t changed is that apart from my partner Storm and friend Steve I haven’t got any customers. So I have really given up. If someone stumbles across my “selling” domains like Personal Domains.net I will happily help them out. Might make the odd video advertising them.
I have new tech, a new very impressive high spec PC; a Windows smart phone and an Android tablet. You can read about it on Irish Secure.com . This was all possible because I received my pension on reaching 65 from the UK government. The Third Age. AND I have new glasses one for seeing outside one for my computer. The computer glasses are superb everything is so clear.
I have also stopped smoking after 40 years. I use e-cigarettes. Fantastic invention. It costs €18 for the kit which includes a battery charger. Batteries last up to 8 hours or so. I have two.
Below is a video I made with me vaping. I can be sooo serious sometimes:
The doctor says I have high cholesterol so i have radically changed my diet to a more healthy one. No more TV dinners. Lots of pro sterols; low fat milk, nuts, oats whole grains etc..
Research has shown that exercise of 200 minutes per week can help stimulate brain growth so I joined the gym where I exercise every day ‘cept Sundays ( I work in Second Life). I also swim. Still early days but i have a good routine designed by my personal trainer.
So at 65 I have radically changed my life I have always been Hi Tech and have reestablished myself with the latest technology, hard to beat my present set up. And I can see it all. I will get healthier as the toxins slowly leave my body. My brain will grow. Don’t see why I can’t look forward to another 20 years or more on this planet. One message seems to be “Use it or lose it” so I intend to use it. I will also do my best to assist others too. To this end I have set up Over60s.me
Oh did I tell you I’m having fun too?
P.S. Please contact me if you would like help over anything Internet especially blogging. I am a not-for-profit person…. This Blog cost €10 a year to register plus a nominal amount to host , everything else was free. You can get a totally free Blog at WordPress.com
+353 89 429 7539 firstname.lastname@example.org
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