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Growing Old

The Things I'm Finally Too Old For At Age 69

Inga | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Inga

Both my husband Olof and I will turn 69 this year and for the first time, we've started talking about 'aging out' -- just being too old to do things.

What It Really Means To Be 70-Years-Old

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.08.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

For thousands of years, people didn't know what it meant to be 70-years-old. Large, surly animals, rotted teeth, and the plague were all standing by to end life well before that magic number.

Why We Should View Aging As An Art Form

Kyrié Sue Carpenter | Posted 03.27.2016 | Fifty
Kyrié Sue Carpenter

Physical prowess and aesthetics are constantly shifting from the day one is born until the day one dies. Children often bemoan waiting to grow up, and at some point adults begin to dig in their heels and attempt to freeze the process.

Why I'm So Preoccupied With Turning 65

Nancy Roman | Posted 02.17.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

For one thing, I always thought it would be a relief to be old, and no longer concerned about my appearance. Not true. I care. I want to always care. How I look on the outside impacts how I feel about myself.

7 Serious Questions to Plan Your Future

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Today, I am putting you to work so grab some paper and a pencil. No, really, grab some paper and a pencil !!! Today is all about moti...

The 7 Awesome Things About Getting Old

Jaye Watson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Fifty
Jaye Watson

When you're 30, you're the star of your life, the universe revolving around you for your viewing pleasure. Life is about the next job, who you're going to love, friends or couples you click with, where you're going to eat. Flash forward a decade or two and you're knee deep in marriage and children and mortgages.

What It's Really Like To Turn 83

Stanley Ely | Posted 11.22.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Exactly three years ago, my uncle Morris passed away in Dallas at age 103 plus a few months. He never expected to live that long -- does anyone? But he did, and was alert until his very final days. This happened just as I was giving myself an 80th birthday party in New York.

8 Things In Life I've Grown Too Old To Do

Michelle Combs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

My mind doesn't understand that I'm 52-years-old. It still feels 31. My body, however, is fully aware of the number of years it's lived. There are things I'm too old for. Here are eight of them.

Three Things You ACTUALLY Have to Do Before 30. Or, Y'know, Whatever Age.

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 09.17.2015 | Good News
Abby Rosmarin

Here are three things you actually have to do before 30. Or 20. Or 40. Or 50. Really, before whatever age. Before next week. Before tomorrow. I'm choosing 30 because I just turned 29, so my egocentric heart is picking the big 3-0.

Pulling All The Strings: Broadway Puppeteer Talks Art, AIDS, And Mortality

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.03.2015 | Arts
Katie Tandy

Addis Williams--retired Broadway puppeteer and bohemian buddha--could singlehandedly banish anyone's existential blues.

Seeing The Glass As Half Full At Age 88

Richard Abrons | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

There is a general principle to growing older. It gets worse. You want to live a long life. Good, but you can't avoid issues. Take my lunch group. Bert has had a stroke; David is legally blind; Mickey uses a walker; Justin is leaning ever more precariously; my joints are aching.

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.

Ten Years, Two Bands, One Girl: Getting Old and Growing Up With Rock 'n' Roll

Maggie Hollander | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Maggie Hollander

I listen to the albums which first brought us together and there's certainly nostalgia and a deep love for sure, but it also gets old quickly, as though I've heard them just one too many times and the delight is slightly dampened because of it.

A Waist Is a Terrible Thing to Mind

Melanie Young | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Aging is inevitable; the only way to stop aging is to stop living. That's not a great option. You can slow down the clock with a better diet, exercise, sleep and stress management and -- hopefully -- great genes. But you can't stop the clock unless you stop ticking altogether.

5 Reasons Growing Older Is More Awesome Than Awful

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty

Aging, the way our grandparents did it, was downright hard. It led to us saying things like "getting old isn't for sissies." Here's why we think it's ...

50 Ways to Organize Your Life After 50: Part 1

Jay Lickus | Posted 03.14.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

In thinking deeper about this subject, I figured it was time to analyze whether or not I was genuinely organized and, if not, how could I get to the right level of orderly arrangement in my life. Where do we start?

On Reaching 100

Terry Newell | Posted 02.16.2015 | Fifty
Terry Newell

and death of the Soviet Union. She experienced the Great Depression and the Great Recession. She grew up with biplanes, reached maturity with jet planes, and grew old with space shuttles. She saw the change from the telephone to the iPhone, from radio to TV to the computer.

Are You a 'Plugged In' Boomer?

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Are you "plugged in?" Do you spend at least 27 hours per week on the Internet? Why would I use such a specific number? Because in a 2012 research study by WSL Strategic Retail, they found that Baby Boomers spend two hours more a week online than the 25 hours Millennials (ages 16 to 34) do on average.

The 8 Main Concerns Shared By Older Women

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

We heard from women in their 70s on our blog at 70candles.com and in 70candles discussion groups across the country, from New York to Texas. With decades of life ahead for many of us, it's a great time to reassess our lives and examine our options. Here are the topics that matter most to women in their 70s.

The Art of Growing Old: How Does Anyone Master It?

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Nobody grows old. You just wake up one day and realize you are. Dress up aging any way you wish. Offer whatever cute cliche' you'd like. None of it helps. Aging, or growing old, just plain sucks.

What It's Like To Be Really Old And Know Death Is Imminent

Quora | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Quora

I am really old, and I know death is imminent. Most of my friends have passed away, and of those remaining, they suffer from health problems in some way. I am myself totally deaf and partially blind. I live by myself. I am writing this at 6 a.m. in the morning.

John Cougar Mellencamp AARP "Ideas@50+" Concert Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, Does this sound like anyone you might know? A child is born with "spina bifida" back in October of 1951. He had corrective surger...

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

Finding a New Circle of Friends

Jay Lickus | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Wouldn't life be great if we could choose the friends in our social circles by their occupations and how useful they would be to us?

What Do You Call Your Girlfriend?

Jay Lickus | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers........... OK, I'm just not satisfied, comfortable or excited about referring to my girlfriend Darla as my "girlfriend". Do you know wh...