I am one of your original subscribers, and I am SIXTY-THREE years young. No, I don't consider myself over the hill. I am still interested in womens issues and in maintaining my appearance. Yet, you have seemingly left us behind.
Don't forget that those of us in our sixties are the "boomers." We fought the good fight for womens rights and we shattered and questioned many of the stereotypes pertaining to women in earlier generations.
Because you no longer consider women my age to be valuable to your publication, it is time for me to move on. I will not re-subscribe when my subscription comes due.
It's been a good ride while it lasted.
Very truly and formerly yours,
I have taken MORE for a number of years and greatly enjoy it! I especially enjoy articles such as "Speak, memory. Louder, please", on the last page that address issues related to aging. It is reassuring to know others even younger have some of the same problems. You asked for some feedback.
I don't know how many readers you have my age - 75. I feel like Julie Louis-Dreyfus on page 104, "It's a little strange seeing yourself age. You can't believe it is happening to you." I feel surprised every day that I am 75.
All the women's magazines group ages. My group is always, OVER 60. I have to say, my 50s and 60s were great. I felt great and looked great (I think). I took my first full-time job since my 20s at 50 years old. I had changed careers and loved it. Skin, body and hair were still looking good.
But 70 and older is so much different in body, hair and skin. I believe the women 70 and over need different advice and suggestions on clothing and makeup. We can't wear sleeveless, short skirts, tight clothing or deep necklines. We need a lot of lightweight moisturizers all over and simple makeup!
It would be wonderful to see a new category of OVER 70 and/or OVER 75. I don't want to dress "old", but I don't want to look ridiculous, either. As we are mostly retired, we also need cosmetics and clothing to be moderately priced.
I intend to buy the Cerave Hydrating Cleanser that Laura Forman recommended on page 93. I am always on the lookout for new, reasonably priced, and effective products.
I doubt I am the only 75 year old that still wants to look attractive and be appropriately dressed.
Thank you for considering this.
Ms. Seymour -
I have been debating for months about renewing my subscription to More when it expires later this year. I really want to embrace More as "the" magazine for women over 40 but the magazine seems to abhor the use of the Number 60. On the cover of the April 2013 the tagline "This is what 30, 40, 50 Looks Like" made a subscriber, like me, ho is 60+ feel left out and upset. However, when I looked at the article itself there were women who were 60+. Why the absence of the Number 60 from your cover? Why leave that demographic off the cover? You must realize that women in their 60s are going to be the largest female population, with some of the largest incomes and the most flexible lifestyles for the next several years. Why? We are the "boomers", and even though I hate that term, we will be a force to reckon with. We are the parents/breadwinners who are dealing with "boomerang" children and their families. We own the homes, we have the financial security, we have the buying power. We are the ones fueling the healthy eating/living revolution - not the 30 and 40 year olds. We are the ones leaving jobs we have been able to keep for at least two decades, not to retire, but to embark on Encore careers. This is who we are yet More, seems to hate having the Number 60 on their cover in words and in cover models.