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Aging Well

The Moral Obligations You Have In Old Age

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 12.09.2016 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Recently I took a philosophy mini-course called 'Conscientious Citizenship,' which explored our moral obligations largely through the heroic image of Socrates, who accepted a death sentence as a matter of principle and loyalty to his nation.

5 Ways To Feel In Control Of Your Life In Tough Times

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 02.20.2017 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

We baby boomers have not been rule-bound by much, so it seems natural that we would be challenging the stereotype of "older people." But what about the energy involved in maintaining your joy in life, when you're experiencing natural losses from growing older?

'Our Houses Are The Key To Aging Well'

Sherwin Sheik | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Sherwin Sheik

Much of the attention on America's rapidly growing aging population is aptly focused on the need for professional, reliable caregivers to help the elderly age at home. What we might forget to consider, however, is the equally critical component of ensuring the homes themselves are eldercare friendly.

7 Numbers That Will Make You Feel Better About Aging

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.05.2015 | Fifty

Aging is not without a few pitfalls. But here are seven numbers that should bring you some comfort: 65+19.2. People who survive to age 65 can expe...

Getting The Most Out Of Life At Age 92

Babette Hughes | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

Ask anyone if they'd like to go back to their youth and most will emphatically say no -- some will actually shudder. And no wonder. It's a time of career worries, relationship worries, money worries, kid worries. A time with no idea of who we are or even what we want in life.

Being Great In Old Age

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

You don't have to be great to age well and -- to put it paradoxically -- you don't even have to be successful to age successfully.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: A Movie Review

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The return viewer to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel might wonder if the unexpected and considerable box office gold of the original film can be struck again and, indeed, if the aging British boomers in the film can also find a second coming in their golden years. And therein lies the heart of both movies, namely taking a lucid and kindly look at aging.

Successful Aging: The Challenge of Regret and Guilt

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Some people associate pride with doing something great or unusual, with something that distinguishes them from people who have lived ordinary lives. But we don't have to be extraordinary to take pride in our past.

Yagana Shah

6 Signs You're Embracing Aging Like A Real Warrior | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty

Aging gets a bad rap. But here at Huff/Post 50, we think it can be just as good, if not better, than youth. Why wouldn't it be? You might have less ha...

Want To Turn Back The Clock? Do These 6 Things

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty

Do you remember scrambling to find the best boxed hair dyes after spotting your first gray hair? Or slathering on the creams after noticing your turke...

7 Reasons Why Californians Age Better Than Everyone Else

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty

Contrary to popular wisdom, not everything keeps better in the cold. Some things, like people, actually may age better if they live in the warmer temp...

9 Facts About Aging That Will Actually Get You Excited About Growing Older

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty

Aging brings turkey necks, "senior moments" and sagging bodies. Sounds pretty dismal, right? It would -- if that represented the complete picture. In ...

9 Surprising Lessons We've Learned About Aging Now That We're Over 50

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.09.2014 | Fifty

In honor of the Huffington Post's 9th birthday today, we're looking at "9 Surprising Things We've Learned About Aging." Every day, another 8,000 Am...

The Freaking Autumn of My Life

Julie Gray | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Julie Gray

I'm 25 years older than OMG-he-didn't-call-me-back and 25 years younger than I-wonder-if-this-is-my-last-birthday. So I'm right where I want to be.

The Key To Staying Young (That Has Nothing To Do With Food, Fillers Or Fitness)

Susan Berger | Posted 06.12.2014 | Fifty
Susan Berger

We are more fit, more fun and more happening than previous generations. We wear similar clothing, like the same music and enjoy the same movies, books and television shows.

6 Amazing Anti-Aging Foods You Can Eat For Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

For as long as we can remember, we've heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But not only can it boost your energy and memory lev...

10 Things You Should Know About Aging With Dignity

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

The American public is aging, and 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 will require some form of long-term care, on average for three years.

Racism May Speed Up Aging In African-American Men

Forbes | Melanie Haiken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Researchers at the University of Maryland reported today that racism appears to speed aging in cells. In a first-ever study of its type, researchers f...

5 News Items From 2013 That Should Make Boomers Very, Very Happy

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

With apologies to Ol' Blue Eyes, 2013 was indeed a very good year for people 50+. With advances made on the medical and technological fronts and all s...

Staying on the Bus

David Blistein | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

One unsettling thing about aging is the subtle fear that the bus has left you behind. Or that you're lugging around so much baggage you won't be able to get back on at the next stop. That instead of heading towards the light -- transcendent or otherwise -- your so-called "golden years" are in the rear-view mirror.

Meet 6 Fabulous Women – Aged 73 And Upwards – Redefining What It Means To Be Old

The Telegraph | Louisa Peacock | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty

Most people are afraid of growing old. Too often, the term conjures up negative images and stereotypes involving illness, vulnerability and loneliness...

8 Things Your City Should Be Doing To Help You Age Well

Next Avenue | Jason Kane | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jason Kane This article first appeared on the PBS NewsHour website. It felt like a bad joke — worse than the...

6 Things The French Can Teach Us About Aging Well

Shelley Emling | Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Before moving to the New York City area, I lived in London for seven years. During that period, I traveled more than two dozen times to France, a place where five- or six-week vacations are the norm and many people retire comfortably at 60 or younger. I made many wonderful French friends and was more than a little awed at the way they aged so gracefully.

22 Celebrities Who Defy Their Ages

Posted 08.08.2013 | Celebrity

BREAKING: Hollywood's famous faces are gorgeous. Jaw-dropping, some might say. Stunning, others will report. Age-defying, we have determined. Some ...

22 Tips To Help You Age Brilliantly

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

We've found new ways to make sure you keep blossoming into an ever-better you -- wiser, sexier, more resilient, and not the least bit stressed about h...