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How To Rekindle A Lost Passion In Your Life

Ken Solin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

My partner Sarah has asked me on several occasions in the past few years why I didn't play music in my home. I could never verbalize a reason, but something about her question always made me feel anxious. Still, I pushed the topic aside without ever explaining why to Sarah, or to myself for that matter.

3 Steps Boomers Can Take To Narrow The Employment Gap

John Tarnoff | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Boomers are sending a signal to the new economy: we aren't 'moving over' to cede our careers to younger generations. Retirement at 65 is either unaffordable or irrelevant to a generation that either must keep working to survive, and/or wants to keep working to serve a meaningful and purposeful life.

How Older Men Can Maintain Their Sexual Health

Ken Solin | Posted 04.16.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Sex was my primary measuring stick to evaluate relationships until I turned 50, which was when I learned the best sex includes an emotional connection. I realize casual sex might work for some over-50 guys, but it can't compare with loving sex.

Online Dating Advice For Middle-Aged Singles From A Man With Experience

Ken Solin | Posted 04.10.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Boomer dating requires a fair amount of courage, and it also takes grit, determination, and stamina. Online dating is a high-wire act. The potential for getting rejected exists no matter how cool or good-looking you are, and there's no net to catch you when you fall.

How To Spring Clean Your Online Dating Profile

Ken Solin | Posted 04.03.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Like your home, your online dating profile could more than likely use a spring cleaning, especially if it has remained the same all winter. The term shopworn also applies to online dating profiles, because they begin to look tattered and picked over if they haven't been changed or updated in a while.

Want To Retire Early? Cut The Cord, Study Says

Buck Wargo | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

For baby boomers who hope to retire early and enjoy the rest of their lives with travel and other pursuits they've put on hold, it helps to have children that are financially independent.In fact, you're more than twice as likely to retire earlier if you don't have to support your adult children.

4 Tips To Deal When Your Partner Is A Backseat Driver

Ken Solin | Posted 03.27.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Boomer couples frequently criticize each other's driving, and they persist no matter how annoying until it all too often escalates into something bigger than warranted.

Passion Without A Paycheck Is No Retirement At All

John Tarnoff | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Boomers with the assets and support to retire comfortably represent a smaller and smaller segment of the aging population in our country. Hammered by the Great Recession, reduced pension plans, rising healthcare costs, corporate downsizing, as well as by ageism and reduced opportunities for employment, boomers are going to be increasingly squeezed financially.

Transforming the System of Care for Older Adults: The Affordable Care Act, Five Years Later

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 03.19.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

While portions of the ACA continue to be debated, using the tools within the ACA to drive innovation in the public and private sector at the community, state and federal levels should be a priority for all who care about better care at lower costs.

Sex and the 60-Year-Old: The Singles Dance

Renee Fisher | Posted 03.18.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

More people trickled in. Several wore dancing shoes. Several were couples. At least one had an oxygen pack with him. Some of the cars people drove were even older than the drivers. Susan's hopes were rapidly fading.

How To Decide Whether To Remarry Or Live Together

Ken Solin | Posted 03.16.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I urge boomers to ignore any pressure to marry again quickly, whether from a partner, friends, or relatives. This is your life and it's entirely your decision. Neither my partner nor I choose to marry, but we both feel living together is a viable option.

Why It's So Hard To Look Good In A Swimsuit After 50

Renee Fisher | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Swimsuit shopping is difficult because, while other forms of clothing can change to accommodate aging bodies, swimsuits are mostly stuck on pause.

Destination Birthday: Turning Sixty in Sayulita

Jeb Harrison | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Jeb Harrison

Never mind destination weddings. When you're celebrating your sixth decade on the planet, like many baby boomers will this year, you deserve a destination birthday.

7 Ways To Prove You're Full Of Energy At Work

Next Avenue | Phyllis Weiss Haserot | Posted 03.05.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Phyllis Weiss Haserot With today’s tight labor market and dramatic demographic changes, employability criteria suc...

Paul and Ringo Are Good Role Models for Aging Boomers

Candy Leonard | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

The Beatles were always changing and evolving, which is why growing up with them was such a rich experience. They were always doing something new. As George Martin said recently, "They would always want to look beyond the horizon, not just at it."

How To Plan A Romantic Rendezvous During Your Life After 50

Judi Freedman | Posted 05.02.2015 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

While 75-destinations are featured in Frommer's Places For Passion, I asked Dr. Schwartz to name a few of her favorites.

Seniors Recreate Famous Hollywood Movie Posters And It's Fabulous

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty

You've never seen Hollywood quite like this before. Imagine Ron, Harry and Hermione at retirement age. Hagrid on a mobility scooter. Luke Skywalke...

Saying Goodbye to My Adult Kids

The GypsyNesters | Posted 04.29.2015 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

One would think I'd be used to goodbyes by now. Or that I've somehow figured out how to prepare for the letdown. After all, The Spawn are all finished with college and it's been over six years since we've had a full time, live-in offspring.

How to Celebrate Life After Raising Kids

The GypsyNesters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Our kids have grown into full-sized Homo Sapiens fully capable of feeding themselves. The time has come to let them do their own hunting and gathering.

My Son Has One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in the World

The GypsyNesters | Posted 04.10.2015 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

The Boy has embarked on a new journey. He has accepted one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. He is now an Alaskan bush pilot (I suppose we should now call him "Captain The Boy").

Yagana Shah

17 Simple Sights, Smells and Sounds That Whisk You Back to Childhood | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty

The grind of adult life can make us long for childhood again -- a time when there were no bills to pay, no bosses to report to, no groceries to buy an...

The One Essential Element Of Every Job Interview

AARP Life Reimagined | Kara Baskin | Posted 02.05.2015 | Fifty

Andrew Linderman has a pretty cool job: He tells stories for a living. It’s not all happy endings and fairy tales—though it could be if you take h...

10 Boomer-Era Singers That Millennials Should Add To Their Playlists

Next Avenue | Doug Bradley | Posted 02.04.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Doug Bradley The recent Twitter kerfuffle over some Kanye West fans not knowing who Paul McCartney is (Really? Was i...

How To Rekindle Your Stagnant Marriage In An Empty Nest

The GypsyNesters | Posted 04.02.2015 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Like most couples, we entered the empty nest phase of our lives pretty much the same way we entered the world, starry-eyed and clueless. We had our big 'now what?' moment and stumbled ahead, knowing that we had to do something to reconnect as the couple that fell in love all those years ago.

How I Finally Accepted The Idea That Boomer Women Don't Need Men

Ken Solin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I've taken some heat in the past for being so outspokenly upbeat about boomer women, but in my experience they truly are amazing. I was surprised at first when boomer women talked about eschewing boomer men, and that they said this without bitterness.