The Responsibility of Being Positively Old

Listening to the news coverage of the Tuscon shooting this week makes me realize how desperately we need solutions and guidance from our elders, you know, the people who have lived through the ups and downs of life and come through it all with the experience and attitude to overcome almost anything.  Read More  Read More

Healthy Agers Get Moving in the New Year

The Positively Old tend to exercise their entire lives in one form or another. It is perhaps the number one thing any of us can do to improve the quality of our lives, not to mention the longevity. And a new generation of Baby Boomers is taking the over50 exercise boom to the next level. Read More  Read More

“Positively Old” Celebrate Their Rebirth Every Year

No matter how old we are, there is a wonderful thing that happens this time of year—we put the past behind us and embrace the new year with hope and enthusiasm. Our New Year celebrations reflect the life cycle of man, a cycle of birth, progression, regression, death and then renewal on and on for eternity. Read More  Read More

A Healthy Holiday Perspective is Part of Healthy Aging

This time of year it’s so easy to lose perspective on what is really important and what truly needs to be done. We are accustomed to sending out x amount of holiday cards, shipping oh so many packages to friends and family, and shopping and baking and decorating until our heads spin like the red stripes of a candy cane. Read More  Read More

A Daily Dose of Healthy Aging

We take our vitamins, we refill our drug prescriptions, and we try to cram in a few hours of exercise each week and a special anti-aging treatment or two each month. So where’s the bottle of successful aging? Read More  Read More

Capturing Positive Family Memories and Personal Biographies

This time of year is a great time to count our blessings and consider how to freeze our finest moments in time. The Over50 crowd may be most interested in tackling the project since they are closer to the eventual passing of the torch, but interviewing parents and grandparents and documenting family history can also be a great project for children and young adults. There are lots of methods from which to choose, and more easy-to-afford options are... Read More

Could Smiling More Help You Live Longer?

A good smile can brighten up the room. People who frequently smile are perceived to be more in control, at ease and attractive than those who don’t. (Lau, 1982). However, a genuine smile may do more than just improve your appearance, according to an article posted on Livestrong.com back in 2009. Read More  Read More

Healthy Aging: How Old is the Human Body Designed to Get?

A numerologist once told me that the human body is designed to live for 120 years. The good news in this belief is that we are only at the halfway mark when we reach 60. So other than getting hit by a bus, why do humans fall short of this target? Read More  Read More

How a Birthday Inspired Me to Create This Site

I attended the 60th birthday of my friend, Chris Spicher, last week, and I was thrilled to sit down with his mother, Gloria Spicher, a vibrant 84-year old mother of two who just happens to be the inspiration for this blog site. Read More  Read More

Job Hunting Over 50: Will Looking Younger Make a Difference?

Last week we may have been too harsh on people who opted to have cosmetic surgery in order to salvage their youth, although I did throw a bone to those in the public eye who seem to have no choice but to have surgery for employment reasons. This week I wanted to explore the issue of enhancements for the Average Joe or Jane over 50 who might be looking for a job. Read More  Read More

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