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Graceful Aging

7 Moves You Need for Graceful Aging

Cynthia Allen | Posted 11.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Allen

No matter how many candles were on your last birthday cake, to get the most out of your life and be on track for feeling fine at 99, here are seven es...

Ageism: A Call to Awareness*

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 10.29.2016 | Fifty
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

This asterisk symbolizes my belief and commitment that humans are more than their age and that stereotypes and discriminations based on age need to be challenged within our own psyches and the world!

Dementia 101: Therapy Can Help

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 07.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

Choosing to participate in psychotherapy can be a difficult decision. It's easy to make a list of excuses to put it off -- it costs too much, I don't ...

Fight Aging With This 12-Step Nightly Routine

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 05.24.2015 | Fifty
Jacqueline Whitmore

While I was at the car wash the other day, I noticed a sign on the wall that read, 'Thursday is Seniors Day: Seniors 50 and over get $4 off any wash.' Even though I turned 50 last October, I still don't think of myself as a senior.

Dementia 101: Neurocognitive Disorder is the New Dementia

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

I want to be clear; I know and see daily the challenges and suffering dementia can bring. I also know and see daily the beautiful joys and learning it can bring, to those experiencing it and those that care for them. Can we have a perspective on dementia that holds both the challenges and the joys? They are not mutually exclusive.

Reduce Stigma: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

All of us have witnessed a 'new' word be put into effect, only for it to take on the same shameful stigmatizing definition as its predecessor. I challenge you today to bring awareness to your word choice.

Embrace vs. Replace

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

We live in a world of replacements and upgrades. Sometimes, even before something is broken, the world decides it needs to be replaced and seemingly forces our hand to do so. In many cases purchasing something new is cheaper and more time effective than repairing the original.

What The Future May Hold For Old(er) Women

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

What will it be like to be a 70, 80, 90, 100-year-old woman in the future? Let's imagine 'Nina' in decades ahead. Nina, whose husband died three years ago, lives in her own one-story home, in a pleasant intergenerational community, having made the decision to 'age in place.' Her house is close to the village center where she's on a first name basis with the merchants in all the shops.

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...

25 Surefire Signs You've Finally Hit Middle Age

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty

What exactly is middle age? Is it when you hit 40 or 50 or 60? According to one study, the average person believes youth ends at 35 and old age begins...

Getting Naked With Strangers: The Baths of Baden-Baden

Susan Kraus | Posted 05.14.2014 | Travel
Susan Kraus

I realized that somewhere between pool #7 and pool #10 I'd forgotten I was naked. I was just a body among bodies. Big bodies, trim bodies, 30-something to 70-something bodies. Nothing special. No shame, no glory. No big deal.

Yagana Shah

11 Of The Smartest Things Anyone Ever Said About Getting Older | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.28.2014 | Fifty

We've heard so much about the horrors of aging, from the sudden onset of aches and pains to having senior moments. Plenty of myths about aging have be...

Today I Woke Up Old

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 03.23.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Lessing

Life is the longest running gag in history, and getting older is the funniest thing that will ever happen to you, so you might as well learn how to laugh in your own face. It's only going to get puffier.

If You Want To Age Gracefully, Avoid These 7 Things

Posted 04.20.2016 | Fifty

Like the haves and the have nots, when it comes to post 50s, it's those who are aging and those who are aging gracefully. You know, the lucky ones who...

6 Ways to Age Like a Goddess

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

So, when I think about all the things I need to do in order to age as beautifully as my grandmother did (she took up waterskiing on one ski at the age of 59. She drove capably till the age of 96), one of them is to commune with all powers greater than myself.

Nature's Tattoos

Janet M. Neal | Posted 10.19.2013 | Women
Janet M. Neal

Our wrinkles give us texture -- something that adds interest and depth. Like a snowflake, no two people have the exact same pattern and placement.

Embracing Life Beyond 50: Begin With 'Yes'

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Author, life coach, and nonprofit CEO Paul Boynton recently took the time to share with me more about his thoughts on initiating change, as well as his thoughts on being gay, aging, and other aspects of negotiating life.

Core Stability

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 07.08.2013 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

Carried along by the upbeat music, concentrating on following our energetic, ab-tight instructor, I feel, not my age, but my 'self.' The same 'me' who has danced, and exercised in various ways, throughout my life.

These 9 Quotes Will Make You Feel Better About Aging

Posted 04.22.2013 | Fifty

Anti-aging products that fill pharmacy shelves and magazine advertising space push the message that it is better to look, feel and be younger. While o...

35 Rock Stars Who Are Aging Gracefully

Posted 04.12.2013 | Fifty

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. While rock stars live fast, that may not have any impact on their ability to age gracefully. For example, while b...

Grow Old With Me

Tom Judson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tom Judson

Why exactly is telling someone that they look younger than their years considered a compliment? If it's better to look younger, then the implication is that it must be better to be younger. And with that premise I most vigorously disagree.

Turning 72

Bob Burnett | Posted 04.18.2013 | Fifty
Bob Burnett

Now I am 72. Unlike my father and grandfather, I don't think my life is over or that I am starting the long decline. I expect to live quite awhile longer but I realize this final stage is not about longevity so much as quality of life. So I have come to appreciate certain things that improve the quality of my life.

Why I Stopped Stressing About My Gray Hair

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Darnell L. Moore

Like powerful divinities, grays remind us of our impermanence. They are cues that we are getting "old," which is a descriptor used by the young to signal that which is no longer en vogue. In other words, pack your bags and prepare for transcendence.

WATCH: 103-Year-Old's Adorable Secret To Long Life

Posted 01.08.2013 | Black Voices

Colorado may not have made U.S. News' list of states where Americans are likely to live the longest, but 103-year-old Denver resident Mekey Yetashawor...

The Comfort of Growing Older

Paul LaRosa | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul LaRosa

When I was in the 20s and 30s, a million questions filled my head -- would I get married, have kids, could I make a career out of writing, would I be promoted, would they like what I've written, would I lose my job, buy a house? All that noise made it tough to see the forests from the trees.