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Growing Older

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

Quora | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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.

The 8 Goals I Simply Have To Accomplish Now That I'm 60

Joe Seldner | Posted 09.29.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

For about three weeks after having hip replacement surgery in 2010, I felt I was doomed to a life as an Old Man. For the first time in 60 years, I briefly stopped feeling like a kid and looked at the face of aging.

Time Marches On

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.20.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

In preparation for one of our high school reunion many years after graduation, the chairperson of our reunion suggested that each of us write about the best time of our lives. I gave this careful thought and simply wrote: "The present is the best time of my life."

Gay, Black and Aging

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

For me, getting older has always been a welcomed process -- a pattern that allows me to gauge how I'm evolving, but at the same time it's a process that allows me to mature emotionally, psychologically, and professionally.

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?

Yagana Shah

The Best Possible Ways To Turn Back The Clock On Your Body

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty

While we're busy obsessing over our crows' feet and gray hairs, and attacking our age spots and wrinkles with weapons-grade anti-aging potions, we oft...

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...

Why Childhood Friends Make The Best Friends

Robin Hoffman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

The destruction I've wreaked upon my fingernails and all surrounding skin began shortly after starting a new school in third grade. Second grade had been a dream.

Society Is Wrong About Aging: Birthdays Are A Good Thing

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

More often than not, society frowns on old age. With facelifts, age-defying serums, and injections, youth is praised while maturation is muddled.

10 Things I Don't Give a Sh*t About Now That I'm 29

Literally, Darling | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I once cared deeply about these things. But as I've gotten older and "wiser" (debatable), I've realized they just don't matter to me.

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

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.21.2014 | 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.

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...

Why I'd Give Anything For My Grown-Up Kids To Be Babies Again

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

For the past few months, I have been going through this horrible, embarrassing midlife "thing" where I love babies. LOVE them. And because the stars are aligned or life is really cruel my Facebook and Instagram feeds seem to be overflowing with wee little ones who are sleeping, learning to walk, just born or maybe celebrating a first birthday.

7 Purchases That Might Indicate A Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty

Do people really have midlife crises? The topic has been debated for years. And yet studies confirm that many people do get the blues during middle ag...

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.

25 Things My 25-Year-Old Self Would Tell Me on My 50th Birthday

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I have decided to think back to my world view when I was my raw 25 year-old self. What would I have thought about my present life and what life advice would I have given "back to the future" to my 50 year-old self?

Dating Younger: Have We Become the Men We Used to Run Away From?

Mike Alvear | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

When I was 24 my idea of "dating older" was dating somebody who was 26. I was so age-phobic I didn't even have friends who were more than ten years older than I was. Now that I'm of a certain age, I'm friends with a lot of 20-somethings and have a bit of a reputation for dating younger. Time has a way with irony.

9 Things We're Happy To Never Have To Do Again

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty

When we asked our female readers age 50 and older about the things they're happy they'll never have to do again, the number one response was -- surpri...

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.

How To Make The Next 20 Years Better Than The Last

Renee Fisher | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

I am not delusional about the effects of aging, but I am also aware that strength and vitality can come from places other than a healthy body and a young mind. I am aware that as I age, my two greatest assets become perspective and creativity. And I am aware that as I have aged, those assets have, if anything, become noticeably stronger.