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May 15, 2020

Notaries over 60

Filed under: General Stories — admin @ 9:48 pm

Since my Notaries over 50 blog article was so popular, I am writing another one that is similar.

Notaries over 60 need to be careful about the Coronavirus which partakes in ageism. It kills mainly elderly people and people from cultures that eat noodles like Italians and Chinese (not sure why). Personally, I think this disease is prejudiced against people who live in cold weather and I think the disease is racist! Washing your hands regularly and using disinfecting wipes on all surfaces at signings, in your home and car make sense. The regular flue also kills many elderly people, so being extra cautious about your immunity and health makes sense.

Bad Weather
Avoiding signings during inclement weather makes sense too. At your age do you want to be caught in a freezing rain storm? Think about it.

Going up long flights of stairs might be hazardous to your health depending on how good your health is.

Getting plenty of non-impact exercise is critical. If you want to live to be old and healthy, lots of swimming and walking should be a daily habit. Jogging and exercise that puts strain on your joints might come back to haunt you in your old age.

A good diet with lots of fruit, vegetables and supplements makes sense as well. My article about Notaries over 50 goes in detail about which foods are miracles for good health.

It is necessary to get enough sleep so you are not cranky or susceptible to disease. However, elderly people sometimes sleep less than others. What a paradox. Get enough sleep just to remain healthy and have a good immunity system.

Acupuncture is a way to balance your energy channels in your body. It also helps to strengthen immunity and deal with aches and pains.

Keeping a sharp mind
Mental atrophe is a problem for people getting older. It is important to review Notary educational materials, your state handbook, and do mental exercises to keep sharp. Grape juice and grape seed extra help to keep the cobwebs out of your cerebral neurons. A good mind has a physical aspect as well as an intellectual. Keep this in mind so that you don’t get mentally fuzzy.

Good eyes are important. Americans don’t eat enough orange foods, but those are good for the eyes along with good circulation. The eyes need blood too, so if the blood doesn’t slow, they will suffer. Carrots, pumpkin, sweet potatoes and yams are some excellent sources of orange foods. These are also good for the spleen. Spinach also has lots of vitamin A for your eyes and it can be put in juice mixes, but is not good as a solo in a juice. I try to each orange foods at least once per day or at least a few times a week for my spleen and eyes.

Don’t retire – just slow down
People who retire just die according to research. So, if you don’t want to die, don’t retire. Just do less. People in one of the Greek islands where people live to be 100 frequently all have community responsibilities, hike by necessity, have a mainly plant based diet, and live near the ocean so they get that ocean vibe which helps people relax.

Get health energies
The forest, ocean and desert all have healthy energies. These can help you feel better and perhaps live longer. I visit these places regularly. Trees and flowers or gardens can also have healing energy as the plants have metaphysical properties. Stay healthy by getting external sources of good qi so you can make it to 70.

This might be hard if you live in Los Angeles. But, if you live in a normal state where people have human values (like Texas or Montana) you might find others who like to socialize. For those who live in California, it might make sense to find people out of state to socialize with – just trying to be realistic.

Let me know if you guys can think of other tips for the 60+ crowd.



  1. I subscribe to every point that you made here. This was a great blog post especially when you wrote about Acupuncture. Not many people would even consider Acupuncture. This form of medicine has saved my life.

    Comment by Scott Berman — May 19, 2020 @ 2:16 am

  2. Jeremy Is…….

    Comment by DeborahPlanet — July 6, 2020 @ 6:09 pm

  3. I love this: Socialize
    This might be hard if you live in Los Angeles. But, if you live in a normal state where people have human values (like Texas or Montana) you might find others who like to socialize. For those who live in California, it might make sense to find people out of state to socialize with – just trying to be realistic.
    I surely don’t live in a normal state! I live in California. Thinking of moving to Texas, Arizona or Montana. I am over 60.

    Comment by Dorothy Oksner — July 6, 2020 @ 6:39 pm

  4. As someone over 70 and a mobile notary, I take my husband with me because I live and work in rural areas and my GPS has put me on roads that end at a mountain, roads that are more like sidewalks with drop offs, etc. At this time my husband is 85 with a serious heart condition, I am using gloves and a mask and sterilizing everything in my briefcase and trusting my intuition on which signings to take. If I do not get a signing, I feel it was my higher self protecting me as I asked it to do in this pandemic. I also do not go to that many signings per day (3 tops) since most are 30 to 50 miles one way. You had great points.

    Comment by Linda Jean Reynolds — July 7, 2020 @ 1:45 pm

  5. I have “retired” twice, but always jump into my next venture within a few months. I am now part of the over 60 notary club, and recently completed my paralegal certification. You have to keep busy, with a purpose, to live that long life Jeremy is talking about. Continue to challenge your mind, study nutrition, exercise, and yes of course acupuncture! Having spent most of my life in a office setting, I feel quite liberated as a self employed notary. I love the outdoors and feel my best when I can spend time outside, even a quiet morning on the porch with a good book and a cup of coffee is beneficial for your well being. Spend an hour a day doing something you enjoy that makes you feel good.

    Comment by Joyce Marciel — July 7, 2020 @ 4:11 pm

  6. Great post! I really like the one for over 50 too, (I am 54). I never considered acupunture, thank you for planting the seed.

    Comment by Joanne Cooper — July 7, 2020 @ 7:32 pm

  7. Acupunture is great, you feel so good when you leave. You don’t even feel the needles. Being 67 is great, even though I Have Ovarian Cancer which metastasized to my liver, I am not going to let it stop me – my ring back tone is –

    Ain’t nothin’ gonna **BREAK MY STRIDE** Nobody gonna slow me down, oh no…………

    I get so many compliments on that song, clients say not to pick up phone so fast or they say, I have been rocking to your song, some say it put them in a good mood, and many, many other compliments.

    I am 67 but feel like 35, I love my job and enjoy my little time off. Swimming in the pool and reading.

    I stopped taking chemo, my choice, and I feel fantastic, when I was taking chemo, I felt like I was 100 years old, so I made the decision to stop taking chemo and go for quality of like.

    Jeremy, keep up your articles, I just love your humor. Keep on rocking!

    Comment by Arlene A. Mills — July 8, 2020 @ 12:02 pm

  8. I am a 68 year old diabetic. My Notary Certification expires the end of July 2020. I stopped doing signings once masks were required and would not risk my health anyway. I decided not to renew my Notary License until it is safe. Hopefully I will still have a business whenever that happens. What are all the other +65 year olds are doing?

    Comment by Steve Weinstein — July 9, 2020 @ 2:08 am

  9. Always Renew. Like a license, it might be difficult to get back in, in the future. I am 63yo. Linda, I take my DH (atty) on signings when he doesn’t have court/appts and there is an open restaurant close by. I am Schedule C and can write off 1/2 a meal, so I make sure it’s on a loan signing day. In IL our craptastic Governor shut down dine inside, but one town over is on the IN border, where they are open.

    Comment by Betty — January 18, 2021 @ 4:42 pm

  10. Good advice, Jeremy.

    I am turning 74 next month, been going strong as a Signing Agent. Sometimes I forget my age, but this is very good advice for anyone. Thanks for the reminder.

    Comment by James Morgan — January 18, 2021 @ 11:07 pm

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