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The Republicans Are Revolting

Ken Solin | Posted 11.30.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

In the Republican debates Jeb Bush had the gall to claim that George W. Bush kept us safe, even though more than 3,000 Americans perished nearly a year into his brother's Presidency.

Will Your Aging Parents Engage With You About Their Life?

Christopher Burgess | Posted 11.05.2015 | Fifty
Christopher Burgess

All aging parents should have the "four talks" with their elder children (boomers). No child wants to be the initiator of these discussion, so we elders can take the bull by the horns and get it started.

How To Have 'Dirty, Dirty' Sex

Ken Solin | Posted 10.05.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Boomers make feckless comparisons with their parents' generation, like 60 is the new 50. Shaving off 10 years simply because we don't like the idea of getting older is just blowing smoke up our collective butts. But, there is one glaring generational difference, and that's our disparate sexualities.

5 Things You Should Know Before You Get Your First Tattoo

Joan Moran | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts
Joan Moran

Getting a tattoo is your achievement. You don't have to compare your artistry with others because your individual and special tattoo signifies your ability to take yourself out of your comfort zone and do things that are a little bit frightening to do.

Middle-Aged Women, The New Fall Fashions Are Hot

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.21.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Ever since I was young, I have loved fashion. At the end of every summer, when I receive the September fashion magazines, I get excited with anticipation of a quiet time when I can read them without interruption, and fall into the fashion fantasies of the moment.

How Retirement Communities Are Changing To Appeal To Boomers

Builder | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Read More: Boomers, Fifty News

In an article for CityLab, writer Amanda Kolson Hurley digs into how Del Webb, the country’s biggest builder of active-adult housing, is ch...

How I Finally Found Love After 49 First Dates

Ken Solin | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

At first glance, 49 is a big number, but there are three relevant facts to consider. First, the 49 first dates spanned 18 months. Second, each was a coffee date lasting 15 to 45 minutes. Third, and most important, my partner Sarah was the 50th.

Desperately Seeking Larry

Perry Block | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Perry Block

When last we saw Larry David on his classic television show Curb Your Enthusiasm a number of years ago, he was wandering the streets of Paris with good friend Leon. And then the scene faded out and Larry David faded away. And since then, I've been desperately seeking Larry!

This Man's Goal Is To Rescue 200,000 Dogs

Ken Solin | Posted 08.25.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

My heart aches every time I see an abused or abandoned dog in an ASPCA television spot. Yehuda Netanel, an Israeli born architect, land developer, and private pilot in Los Angeles has the same reaction. So in 2009, at 59, he started Wings Of Rescue.

10 Behaviors Middle-Aged People Need To Stop Doing Already

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.25.2015 | Fifty

Who doesn't love a good silly list? In the comments below, please add to our serious and not-so-serious list of things and habits we should all proba...

9 Signs You're 'Getting Old'

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.02.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

How do you know when you're old? None of my peers seem to know they're old. Even after they see their wrinkles and gray hair, whine about arthritic pain and celebrate another monumental birthday, all I ever hear them say is, "I'm getting old." They don't get the connection between those old age signs and actually being old.

Meet The 59-Year-Old Chef Who's Feeding 1,400 Needy Children Each Day

Ken Solin | Posted 08.07.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I recently interviewed Bruno Serato, an Italian who emigrated to America 30 years ago. Bruno's a chef who has owned The White House restaurant, a landmark in Anaheim, California, for 27 years. But he's a hero. This 59-year-old feeds 1,400 poor children a day.

Financial Aid for Older Adults Going Back to School

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.27.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you know where to look, there's quite a bit of financial assistance out there that can help working baby boomers and retirees go back to school. Here are some steps to take that can help you find it.

How This Woman Is Saving Starving Children In Central America

Ken Solin | Posted 07.16.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

I recently interviewed Diane Wamhoff who humbly describes herself as just another regular retired person. She's a 67-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother, and as her story unfolded, an extraordinary hero too.

Safety Technology Not Just for Seniors

Geri Spieler | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

There are new "toys" on the market targeted to seniors. However, while these products are marketed for seniors, they are devices anyone can use for sa...

Millennials vs. Boomers: Generation Gap or Marketing Abyss

Peter Hubbell | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Peter Hubbell

If you're one of those marketers who are staring out into the distance trying to figure out what your future looks like, you might want to look down instead.

Why This Boomer Man Has Never Felt More Alive

Ken Solin | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Most boomers at the upper end of the demographic know healthy diet and regular exercise help maintain a youthful body. And while physical exercise doesn't do much to prevent a boomer's spirit from aging, a new adventure can.

Stones' (Dis)Satisfaction Defined the Summer of '65

Candy Leonard | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Listening to "Satisfaction" today, I hear a tirade against a culture that thwarts the basic human need to feel fully alive and engaged -- intellectually, emotionally and physically.

The Littlest Summertime Pleasures That Take Us Back To Childhood

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty

Sunshine, beaches, family vacations and a perfect tan are only a few of the things we love about our favorite season: Summer. Though we're all grown u...

Why This 70-Year-Old Is Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

Ken Solin | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Mountain Man Mike is the first in a series of articles about boomer adventurers. Some adventures like Mike's are physical but still have a significant emotional component. Others are less physical and more cerebral. But each reflects a desire to achieve something deeply personal.

Why Attaining Sustainability Requires Us to Bridge Generational Divide

Mark Coleman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Managing change while confronting the onslaught of converging social, economic, and environmental issues that challenge humanity requires all generations to work together.

5 Things Baby Boomers Miss Most Part 5

Jay Lickus | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

I have come to notice over the past few years that my "little dancing friend" doesn't show up as often in the mornings.

The Most Popular Tunes For Boomer Funerals

Roz Warren | Posted 05.18.2015 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Monty Python's "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" recently beat out Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as the song most people choose to have played at their funerals. I'm guessing that we Boomers can take credit for this. Inspired, I asked my Facebook pals to help me put together a playlist.

Aging in Place: When Technology Can Help

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

Technology is a great support and a way to learn the brave new world of the Internet, but it doesn't have all the answers. Caregivers can greatly benefit from technical assistance and engage their patient in the use of the applications and programs.

5 Things Baby Boomers Miss Most Part 4

Jay Lickus | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Now that summer is quickly approaching, I am reminded of one more thing that I really miss from my youth. The warmer weather brings with it bar-b-cues, picnics, baseball games and family get-togethers. These bring out the foods I can no longer eat that I loved when I was younger.