Celebrate Turning 60 on Your Terms

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Turning 60 is special. For some 60-year-olds, it could mean the opportunity to be with kids and grandkids; for others, it may be the time to party at a favorite haunt with old buddies with music playing in the background. If retirement is on its way, turning 60 may also be the kickstart for new pursuits and hobbies.

This birthday is a major milestone in some cultures as well. In China, for example, someone who has arrived at the age of 60 is considered to have completed a full life cycle. The 60th birthday is commemorated with such great extravagance because following the 60th year, the person celebrates a new life

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

Surround Yourself With Your Children and Grandchildren

No matter the age, there's nothing more important than family. Use your 60th birthday as an opportunity to spend time with those you love most. You can relive the magical moments of life by telling stories about your past, like describing where you were during important points in history. Get to know more about them as well—what are they most interested in lately, and what's the latest news in pop culture and technology? 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? Maybe you can take up gardening or some other new skill. Join a yoga class, go for a guided tour to a distant place, and enjoy partying with your friends. Whatever you choose, treat your 60th trip around the sun as a chance to try new things.

60th Birthday Quotes

Here are 10 beautiful birthday quotes about turning 60. Some are funny, some poignant, and others are simply inspiring. Find one that makes you smile and keep it with you as you craft 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 60 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 15 years older than I am."

William Butler Yeats:

"From our birthday, until we die, is but the winking of an eye."

Joan Rivers:

"Looking 50 is great...if you're 60."

Mark Twain:

"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not."

John Dryden:

"What, start at this! when 60 years have spread
Their grey experience o'er thy hoary head?
Is this the all-observing age could gain?
Or hast thou known the world so long in vain?"

Pablo Picasso:

"One starts to get young at the age of 60 and then it is too late."

Tom Stoppard:

"Age is a high price to pay for maturity."