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Life After 50

How Boomers Are Playing A Major Role In Changing Family Dynamics

Judi Freedman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

This week, I had a chance to talk with Will Paley, Trend Strategist at JWT, about the ad agency's 'Meet The New Family' research study. It was clear from the report that boomers are playing a major role in the evolving family structure both in the USA and abroad. 'The family is such an important concept around the world,' said Will. 'What it means to be a family is changing. Boomers are an untapped opportunity.'

What I Learned From 5 Influential Boomer Celebs

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

As a contributor to AARP and host of The Best of Everything series on the AARP YouTube channel, I was invited to participate in the Ideas@50+ event recently in San Diego. Here are a few kernels of wisdom from some of the biggest names at the event.

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 ...

The American Dream

Diane Gilman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Diane Gilman

It didn't come early in my career (understatement, as 59 years old is a dinosaur in the youth-obsessed fashion industry), but maybe the best should be saved for last... My prophecy at the age of 4 took a bit longer to come true than imagined, but it's all about the journey.

Retiring the Art of Perfection

Judi Freedman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

I was looking for a challenge during my second act and now I've found a big one. This goal may take me several years to achieve, but I'm going to accomplish it.

Is It Love We're After? Post-Divorce Romance

John McElhenney | Posted 09.20.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Today we are together. I don't have a name for what we are. I am not "dating" her, because I have decided with my heart, that I am in a relationship with her and we are not just casually getting together.

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.

Age-Defying Makeup Tips For Women Over 50

Judi Freedman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Since I'm trying to age gracefully I was eager to read Andrea's 'beauty tips, tricks and truths' for women 50 plus. The guide is overflowing with practical information for boomer girls.

7 Ridiculously Easy Ways To Protect Your Bones At Any Age

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

May was National Osteoporosis Month but right now is the best time to figure out how to lower your risk of breaking a bone and avoid osteoporosis down the road. The good news is it's ridiculously easy to put yourself on the right path.

Widowhood With a Message

Gramma Good | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

Live with peace surrounding you. Keep your treasures within eye distance. Arrange a "room of your own."

What The Contents Of Your Purse Say About You

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

In front of us, piled on a highly glossed wooden table, was an assortment of keys, lipsticks, mascaras, and hand creams. There was one tube of foot cream, two bottles of Advil, one bottle of Excedrin, and assorted prescription drugs. There were tea bags, nail files, perfume, hair brushes, make up, one extra large bobby pin, a dozen hair elastics, pens, and several bottles of hand lotion.

I on Beauty: Chapter 2

Irene Michaels | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

With so many pressures and stress factors in today's world, I credit my peacefulness to practicing sitting meditation. We as beautiful women need our beauty rest, our mindfulness and a healthy attitude.

Is It Time For Mature Women To Embrace The 'No-Makeup Look'?

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

The 'no-makeup look' ebbs and flows in popularity, peaking when celebrities like Beyonce or Gwyneth Paltrow post photos of themselves on Instagram without a stitch of powder or even a dab of lipstick.

60 Ways to Find Meaning in Life After 60

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Whether they knew it or not, their lives had a purpose. With so many options available, life after 60 feels entirely different. When our purpose is no longer defined by the roles we used to play, how do we find meaning in life after 60?

I on Beauty: Chapter 1

Irene Michaels | Posted 06.21.2014 | Style
Irene Michaels

I am approaching 70 years of age and the question I am always asked is... "What is my secret to beautiful skin." The one and most important answer is "Consistency."

How Turning 50 Broke My 'Inertia Curse' And Ultimately Saved My Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Here's an experiment: imagine you're under a spell -- or really, a curse. You aren't asleep or even hurt. You haven't been imprisoned in a tower or turned into a toad. No, under this spell you are not only alive, but able to live your life exactly the same way you did yesterday. That's the curse.

Travel Is Booming for Boomer Women: Tips to Plan Your Next Trip

Judi Freedman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Listening to all the talk about travel made me want to pack my suitcase and go, go, go. I would love to go around the world during my life after 50.

10 Great Financial Tips Sure To Save You Loads Of Money

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

April 15 -- a day that's become a nagging reminder of the money we make and how much we spend -- is around the corner and boomers in particular might wonder how they can save more money in 2014.

Two Thumbs Up For Le Week-End

Judi Freedman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

If you are a Type-A boomer girl like me you will enjoy and identify with Meg, who at sixty-something, is fun, free-spirited and quite impulsive. She also looks amazing in her Parisian black lace dress.

5 Biggest Mistakes Women Make When It Comes To Love And Dating

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

These are the five biggest mistakes women in midlife make about love and dating.

Let's Get in the Car and Drive

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 04.13.2014 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

Neither one of us has a tendency to dwell on the past. The mistakes we've made, the hardships that befell us. Time does not stand still, we realized neither could we.

7 Top Ways To Improve Your Heart Health

Judi Freedman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Friday is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

Women in Midlife: Choosing Change Over Crisis

Ilana Greene | Posted 03.12.2014 | Chicago
Ilana Greene

No longer regarded as ambitious or trendy or current, many women choose to fade into the background of life's stage and slowly watch as their final years dwindle. Others chose a more risky, adventurous and challenging path... that of reinventing themselves.

25 Things I Know Now That I'm 60

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Before I turned 60, I had moments of dread unlike any big birthday before. The others had a fun factor—at 50, the j...

Who Knew? These Celebrities Are Turning 65 In 2014!

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Do you know what the average age of retirement is in America? Or, which celebrities are turning 65 next year? Well, we're here to tell you...