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Graceful Aging

What The Future May Hold For Old(er) Women

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 10.03.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 01.23.2014 | 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 09.10.2013 | Gay 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 05.19.2013 | Gay 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.

An Interview With Bette Calman: World Renowned Yogi and Aging Extraordinaire

Lily Sarafan | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Lily Sarafan

We are honored that our inspiration, Bette Calman, took the time to share her thoughts on yoga, health and quality of life so that we can now pass them along to you.

A Shade Of Gray

Heidi Sinclair | Posted 01.20.2013 | Fifty
Heidi Sinclair

What would I be -- would I be a brunette again, or would I be that soft-silver color my mother found on her head?

Why We Shouldn't Underestimate The Creativity Of The Aging

Kelley Connors | Posted 01.15.2013 | Fifty
Kelley Connors

Here's what's key to know: Because of their greater capacity to empathize, older people can have a better sense of the things that may charge up another person's brain and get them excited. This is a caregiver's balm, capture YOUR creative spirit!

Legacy and Issues of Aging

Rachael Freed | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rachael Freed

I don't wish to be younger (maybe because I'm blessed with good health and plenty of energy), but I can't deny that I'm slower. We don't spend enough time sharing with each other about our blessings or, more to the point, about our fears about aging.

Listen To Your Nana: Health Advice From Our Grandparents And Yours

Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living

While most of us have medical doctors from the time we're born, grandma and grandpa often play an important role as "health consultants" -- passing do...

I've Known You Forever... But Your Name Escapes Me

Judy Silk | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Judy Silk

I was standing in front of the yogurt shop the other day with my Mom and my sister when a friend approached. We exchanged hugs and I attempted to make introductions. "This is my Mom Naomi and my sister Joan." When it came time to identify my friend, I drew a blank.

Homage to Nora Ephron

Jane L. Rosen | Posted 09.01.2012 | Women
Jane L. Rosen

I have a plan to combat aging: Don't put glasses on while looking in the mirror, thank god for making my eyes go first and thank Nora Ephron for teaching me how to laugh about it all!