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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 ...

San Pasqual Academy Grandparents Program: A Unique Volunteer Living Option for Seniors

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

This is a narrative about volunteer surrogate grandparents living among teens (who are not related) in a rural, residential school setting far from the crowds of urban Southern California -- and loving it.

Does Motherhood Ever Become Obsolete?

Mindy Trotta | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Mindy Trotta

I'm not quite sure who first used the metaphor "nest" to refer to one's home, but that wise soul was really spot on. We'd often come across nests poki...

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

The Secret Weapon of Success in the Google 'Internship' Movie

Christine Crandell | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business
Christine Crandell

Under the humor lies the dark reality of the struggle facing a large percentage of 50-somethings.

Pushing 50

Chef Rossi | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Chef Rossi

I've been cutting the sleeves off my T-shirts since I was 15. The renegade rocker spirit in me refused to be dulled even by turning 40, but a few months shy of my 50th birthday, I may have to change a few things.

The Bidet, and Other Italian Household Mysteries

Lisa Condie | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Americans have a hard time acknowledging the bidet. Not quite sure how to use it, or exactly why it is even there, they ignore it mostly. The British, however, are out and out embarrassed to even have it in their apartment!

Love Each Other This Thanksgiving

Phyllis Sues | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Thanks for every day of waking and breathing. Not just because it's my 90th Thanksgiving. But loving every day, every star in the sky, the sun and the moon every bird that flies and every beautiful memory in each of our lives.

Letting My Hair Go Gray: To Dye or Not to Dye

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ruth Neubauer

My haircut is OK, but tonight, I tied it back with some hair clips and saw the layers of brown and gray and lighter brown and highlights and once again, wondered how I will look when I fully inhabit my natural self and let my hair go gray.

5 Dating Don'ts For Women Over 50

Lois Tarter | Posted 12.25.2013 | Fifty
Lois Tarter

Going from a divorce or a long-term relationship to dating again is not a simple lifestyle change. Women over 50 who haven't been single for some time can easily fall into dating no-no's. These can actually prevent them from meeting the kind of people that they're looking for.

Why So Many Post 50s Are Seeking New Ways To Serve

Donna M. Butts | Posted 09.03.2013 | Fifty
Donna M. Butts

This was co-authored with Barb Quaintance. More than 50 years ago, on a cold January day in 1961, John F. Kennedy issued his clarion call to action,...

Finding a Role Model: It's Never Too Late

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.07.2013 | Fifty
Mark Rubinstein

We usually think of role models as those we admire and wish to emulate in our youth. I found mine as I approached 70 years of age. Marty taught we how best to live the rest of my life.

50-Plus Beauty Tip: First, Do No Arm

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

My grandma had bat wing arms. Her arm jiggle fascinated us kids. My cousin Rachel would reach across Granny's corset-clad girth, tap the wrinkled drape of skin and shriek with half-delight, half-horror as the bat wing came to life.

Finding Senior Discounts Just Got Easier

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

One of the great perks of growing older in the U.S. is the many discounts that are available to boomers and seniors. If you don't mind admitting your age, here are some tips and tools to help you find them.

Are Your Love Standards Too High?

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 01.06.2013 | Fifty
Sienna Jae Fein

Long-term character contouring is not for you. You crave a ready match and your compatibility list is firm (loves dogs, plays chess, financially independent). But how willing you are to modify or even disregard that list?