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#Growing Older

Want to Be More Joyful and More Productive? Sit Still First.

Cecilia Dintino | Posted 02.09.2017 | Fifty
Cecilia Dintino

Most of us measure a life worth living in terms of attainable outcomes. Outcomes such as a college degree, a partner, a house, a career or even a...

Things They Didn't Tell Us At My Fancy High School

Bryan Behar | Posted 01.09.2017 | Education
Bryan Behar

I'll admit it, I was blessed to go to one of those super-posh, elite boys' schools where someone with gray hair stands up in chapel and says "Gentleme...

I Am Firmly In My 90s And It's Absolutely Fine

Richard Abrons | Posted 12.19.2016 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

Now that I am firmly in my 90s, I know you are anxiously awaiting a report. I have good news for you; it's fine.

Are You Getting Older - Or Are You Getting Sleep Apnea?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

By Brandon R. Peters, MD As my 81-year-old grandma likes to remind me on occasion, "It's hell to get old." More than a nuisance, the cumulative dec...

What It Feels Like To Near Age 90

Richard Abrons | Posted 11.05.2016 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

In November I will be 90. This is a busy time for me. This summer and fall have been a time of funerals. Eight in the past four months. They all follow the same pattern, An M.C., religious or not, calls speakers to the podium -- spouse, children, grandchildren, a few friends. I check the crowd, speculate on how mine will compare.

The Lesbian Chronicles 44: Waiting For The End Of The World

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 10.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Katharine Angelina Love

I was so happy to be home alone for the evening. I had my Dad's cookies that I was preparing to dunk into my warm almond milk. I had on my favorite to...

Six Ways Research Is Changing How We Age

American Federation for Aging Research | Posted 10.12.2016 | Fifty
American Federation for Aging Research

by Steven N. Austad, Ph.D. - Scientific Director, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) , Distinguished Professor  and  Chair, Department...

And The Countdown To 60 Begins ... Gulp!

Laurie Stone | Posted 09.06.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Stone

My God, my 60th birthday's barreling down faster than Usain Bolt in Rio. There's less than one month to go and I'm feeling a funny brew. There's definitely a 'Holy-sh*t, how did I get here?' vibe. After all, I was 25 a week ago.

How Your Attitude About Aging Can Add Years To Your Life

Lifetime Daily | Posted 09.05.2016 | Fifty
Lifetime Daily

In the mid 2000s, Irene Sinclair's face adorned advertisements and billboards throughout the UK. As part of the Campaign for Real Beauty developed by Dove, the 96-year-old great grandmother was chosen to help challenge conventional thinking about beauty.

At 75, Faye Dunaway's Attitude Toward Aging Is Positively Perfect

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.02.2016 | Fifty

There’s no denying the pressure to stay youthful in Hollywood, but Faye Dunaway says getting older doesn’t bother her one bit. The 75-year-old act...

How I Lead A Fully Immersed Life At Nearly 90

Richard Abrons | Posted 08.19.2016 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

I am a shining example of nothing. Mainly, I am lucky to still be alive. Three quarters of my class at Andover and Yale are dead. I take no credit for my survival. Pure luck.

Over The Hill At 50? Not In My World.

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg | Posted 08.11.2016 | Fifty
Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

Turning 40 10 years ago wasn't so bad -- I realized I could finally stop explaining my behaviors and choices to others. Turning 50 was a tad different, not just because it's half of a century, but because there have been points in my life where reaching 50 might not have been possible.

What Matters Most To Seniors? Q&A With Shelley Lyford, CEO Of West Health

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Landers MD,MPH

What matters most to seniors? In my work as a family physician and geriatrician, and especially as an administrative leader and CEO, I sometimes wonde...

What Matters Most to Seniors? Q&A With Shelley Lyford, CEO of West Health

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Steve Landers MD,MPH

What matters most to seniors? In my work as a physician and CEO I sometimes wonder how those of us in "the industry" can continually improve our focu...

What This 89-Year-Old Man Likes To Do All Day

Richard Abrons | Posted 06.22.2016 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

Eighty-nine is not an age you would choose. Too close to the precipice. Yet, on this sunny day in June, I am grateful for the pleasures that lie before me. I have nothing scheduled today. No lunch date, no meetings, no doctors. Iris is playing bridge; I am alone; job and young children belong to bygone times.

Why John Leguizamo Doesn't Want His Kids To Go Into Show Biz

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.21.2016 | Latino Voices

John Leguizamo loves his craft, but he doesn't love the business. The actor, whose career spans more than three decades, shared his thoughts on the e...

Injury Is Not Destiny: The Road to Healing

Jacqueline Gikow | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jacqueline Gikow

When we are injured, we tend to think about what we can't do. Nature, on the other hand, moves quickly to initiate healing. The self‐repair process is spontaneous, natural, and seeks no direction from us.

Proof That Romantic Love Is Alive And Well At Any Age

Vicki Tapia | Posted 05.25.2016 | Fifty
Vicki Tapia

Confession ... for a good part of my life I believed 'older' people lived on a different emotional plane, an asexual planet devoid of desire. It didn't seem possible that someone in the midst of their golden years could experience all those tingly feelings that come from the infatuation of a new love.

Honoring Our Parents: 10 Things the Next President Can Do to Help People Age 85 and Older and Their Families

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

The 2016 Presidential primaries are winding down, and the crucial national strategic issue of the growing population of people over age 85 hasn't yet received much attention.

Listening to An Aging Parent

Susan Fishman | Posted 04.28.2016 | Fifty
Susan Fishman

Sometimes I think when we exchange those little glances and giggles about our dear old loved ones -- even when they show us glimpses of brilliance -- the joke is really on us. Maybe when we reach the age of "old," in between the crazy babbling and the far-off stares, we know exactly what we're doing, and what we're teaching.

The 30 Most Annoying Truths About Midlife

Shannon Day | Posted 04.26.2016 | Fifty
Shannon Day

Yo, middle-age! You sure did sneak up on us. And, although we've been expecting you, my girlfriends and I can't help but feel offended by some of the nasty and mean shit you've brought along to the party.

It's Time For Age Pride, Instead of Ageism

Joanne Friedland Roberts | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women
Joanne Friedland Roberts

It takes an act of imagination to enlarge our ideas of beauty, value, self worth and possibility. Ashton aims to lead a revolution against age discrimination, making ageism as politically incorrect as sexism or racism. And I'm in! It's time for "age pride" to go mainstream.

Kissing a Needlefish: My Son Turned 18 This Week

Jarid Manos | Posted 03.31.2016 | Black Voices
Jarid Manos

I've always wanted to meet a needlefish up close while swimming or diving. Streamlined and athletic, their bodies glow in silvery blue perfection. Long beaks, very sharp teeth. From a dock I've seen live ones a few times. That's it.

The Best-Laid Plans of Mice and Men Often Go Awry

S. F. Siddiqui | Posted 03.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
S. F. Siddiqui

That day is a constant reminder that things can change in an instant. I made plans, but even with low, safe expectations, things did not go as expected. All I can truly control is how I react, whether I cower and hide, or become bold and take charge. Whether I burst out in tears or in laughter.

When "No Regrets" Evolves on You

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 03.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Abby Rosmarin

At 16, "No Regrets" meant never having to say sorry for your actions. It meant shirking away from the consequences of the things you did and said wit...