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

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.12.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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...

Finding Our Way: Making Our Own Sense Out of the Time We Have Left

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

For what may be the first time in our lives, we can decide how the day goes. The simple question is: Where do we begin?

How I Know I've Finally Reached Old Age

Richard Abrons | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

When I was 80, I wrote a personal memoir. This is what I said about old age: 'I am an old man. Eighty has got to be old. But, if in good health with all the joints and the brain working, what is the big deal?' Now, at 87, I wouldn't say that today.

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 Essence of Survival

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Years ago, when I was part of the corporate middle management machine, I had the honor of working for brief time with a gentleman that actually reinforced my faith in mankind.

How to Choose Sunscreen: Part 2

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

The bottom line is that selecting the proper sunscreen can be a chore. Before diving into the sea of choices, let me make it completely clear that everyone needs some sort of protection when spending time in the sun. No one is immune to the effects of extended exposure.

How to Choose Sunscreen

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.10.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Yes, it's summertime but if you are going to be out in the street dancing then please take some precautions. Wear some sunscreen people. Especially at our age.

The One Thing Men Miss Most About Their Youth

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Playing sports is "hard wired" into the male species. We are born with the drive to be competitive and to win. We are obsessed with being the fastest, the strongest, the nimblest and in the end the best. Playing organized sports has always been the easiest way to do just that... But as we aged, our ability to play sports at a highly elevated competitive level changed.

A Memorial to Memorial Day

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

I don't have the same sense of brotherhood that veterans experience on Memorial Day. I don't share their badge of honor. I am part of the same Baby Boomer generation, but not in the same way that Vietnam veterans are.

5 Common Habits That Are Costing You Big-Time

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

You may not realize it, but you have a lot of bad habits. OK, sorry I said that but it had to be said. All baby boomers have bad habits. I have bad habits. You can't go this long in life without having developed some imperfect patterns and impulses in your decision-making.

Hobbies of the Rich and Famous

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Have you ever wondered what rich and famous people, most of whom are baby boomers, do with their spare time?

Why Bloggers Blog

Jay Lickus | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

One of the jobs of a "professional" blogger is to communicate, interact and engage with other "professional" bloggers. Have you noticed how I have st...

Why We Have the Time to Actually Live Our Lives

Madeline Wahl | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

I emerged from the subway to a crisp Sunday afternoon with clear skies and snowflakes on the sidewalk and as I was thinking about what chores I had to do that evening I heard a woman say, "Excuse me, do you have the time?"

13 Things That Are Totally Going To Change You In Your 30s

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

While these years may feel surprisingly more pressurized than your 20s, they will unexpectedly also bring the most personal growth in your life. You're no longer allowed to kick back in flip-flops on the bench -- you're in the big leagues, in cleats with a giant 3-0 on your back. This is where you find out who you are and who you really want on your team.

Here's The Best Advice We'd Give Our Younger Selves -- In Two Words

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 12.13.2013 | Fifty

Arianna Huffington would tell her younger self to get more sleep. Maya Angelou would say to find a beautiful piece of art and relate, as much as possi...

Caring for My Mom in the Latter Stages of Alzheimer's Disease

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

When the sun came up, Mummy had rallied and would live another day, and then another and another. Today, she smiled a little and perhaps she knew I was her daughter.

50 Things I've Learned In 50-Something Years

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

Soon, I'll be turning 50-something. There's no point in denying so-called aging -- it's something I wasn't always convinced I'd be here to witness -- but I can't help getting my real age number stuck in my throat when I have to actually say it.

Meet 6 Fabulous Women – Aged 73 And Upwards – Redefining What It Means To Be Old

The Telegraph | Louisa Peacock | Posted 09.17.2013 | Fifty

Most people are afraid of growing old. Too often, the term conjures up negative images and stereotypes involving illness, vulnerability and loneliness...

What Most 60-Somethings Just Don't Get

Nancy Alcock Hood | Posted 10.09.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Alcock Hood

Much advice has been given to 20- and 30-somethings, but at 87 years old I think it's the 60-and-over set who could use a few life lessons. And here they are...

On the Back Nine: Part One of a Series

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Laura Berman Fortgang

I'm on the back nine of my life. I never thought it would happen to me. Age, that is. I still thought I was 25 until I was 42, and now 50 looms large in its significance. It's highly likely that my time left on earth is shorter than what I have behind me. That changes everything.

Why We Knew So Much More Than Our Grandchildren

Richard Abrons | Posted 09.05.2013 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

It seems to me that my contemporaries and I knew so much more when we were growing up than do my grandchildren and their friends. I mean general knowledge -- history, politics, the complicaations of life.

'I Found Myself Feeling Ashamed For Still Being Alive'

Carol Orsborn | Posted 07.08.2013 | Fifty
Carol Orsborn

I used to be 'mommy.' Now I'm not. While my adult children love me dearly, I am clearly something other than the identity that defined me over much of the past six decades. But that's not all. I also used to be 'Carol Orsborn.' Now I'm not that either.