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Over Fifty

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.

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."

Men, Dogs, Love and the Single Life

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 03.26.2014 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

True love at this age? Yes, absolutely. I can prove it happens and I will.

At 59, What is My Favorite Cheap Thrill?

Roz Warren | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

At 59, there's one thing I know I can always rely on to make me happy.

Artist Arnold Mesches: Nine Decades, A Life in Progress

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Mary Crescenzo

His paintings leave an indelible mark on anyone who has the opportunity to stand before them, not only because of his mastery of the medium, but for the compelling political, social, and environmental content and context of his work.

The One Word That Sends Chills Down My Spine

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty
Meryl Hartstein

So now what happens as we get into our middle years? Our children have graduated college, have moved out on their own and started their own nest eggs. We are now left with our glorious homes that we've worked so hard for. Put all of our sweat and tears into only to hear, 'maybe it's time to downsize.'

The Mysterious Alchemy of Love in a Mine Field

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

In an effort to get at "the heart" of things, to understand our temporary time here in the Land of Eros, I will tell you about a recent experience I had while on a date in the middle of the afternoon with a man I will never hear from again.

The Bright Side of Extreme Maturity

Will Durst | Posted 05.08.2013 | Comedy
Will Durst

Some fancy-dancy public-policy think- tank just released a brand new study that speculates the legion of aging Baby Boomers will permanently redefine retirement. Mainly because so few of us will be able to afford to retire.

88-Year Old Proves You're Never Too Old To Marry

Posted 01.15.2013 | Weddings

Betty Jane Allshouse knows exactly what people mean when they say, "It's never too late." In November 2012, the 88-year-old retirement home reside...

Is it Risky to Be Honest?

Felice Shapiro | Posted 07.30.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

More often than not, we know how we are supposed to act. There is a difference between thinking something and saying what's on our minds. But sometimes, it pays to tell the truth.

For Aging Boomers, Will Everything Old Be New Again?

Gary Nelson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Fifty
Gary Nelson

With millions of my comrades needing extended care at the same time, what will become of us? Will the end of my life look like the beginning when there were hoards of us crammed into those hastily constructed, post WWII public schools?

Five Words You Should Eliminate From Your Vocabulary Post-Split

Agi Smith | Posted 05.12.2012 | Divorce
Agi Smith

It seems I am not good enough. I am a fool and I feel terrible. All I have ever wanted was a best friend, a partner, someone I could trust and spend my life with. How do I get through this?

Three Things to Do When the "F" Word Stops You Cold

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

There are simple tools that will help you reach new goals and literally reinvent yourself -- at any age -- despite the universal presence of fear.

Make This the Year to Embrace Your Age

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 03.04.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Isn't it time to change how we view aging? Have we created a society of "haves" and "have nots" based not so much on how much we have, but on how much we can spend on looking younger?

A Tooth, Some Turkey And A Cat Named Livingston

Alan Zweibel | Posted 02.20.2012 | Fifty
Alan Zweibel

Last Friday I threw my back out when I bent over to pick up my tooth. I think that sentence bears repeating. I threw my back out when I bent over to pick up my tooth.

Elderhood and the Quiet Life

Lewis Richmond | Posted 02.15.2012 | Fifty
Lewis Richmond

Recently a fellow Zen priest who just turned 70 said to me, "Lew, when I was younger I did many exciting things and led an active, busy life. But these days I just want to live a quiet life.

Who's Driving Your Career?

Liz Ryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Liz Ryan

Dear Liz, I loved your article "Is your job hurting your career?" although I don't love having something new to worry about! It's never occurred to m...