I saw a cute breed "Havanese" but they evidently don't do well alone. We don't need two dogs so I think that breed is out.
But that's for consideration another day.
Getting older isn't just about arm flab or memory loss. It has its advantages like senior discounts or two for one at IHOP (between the hours of 4 and 6pm only). It's not much different than the terrible twos but without the spankings....that is unless you want one.