When you hit 60 you actually start looking forward to getting older, at least until you reach age 62. At this most magical point in your life Uncle Sam offers to contribute toward your cruising kitty for the rest of your life. In 13 months I'll take him up on his kind offer.
As far as getting weather reports on your way south, you should always be in range of NOAA weather broadcasts.
You've got a great trip planned! Just hope that the weather agrees to cooperate.