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

Is It Easier to be Positively Old If You Were Born Ugly?

That seems to be what former supermodel, Paulina Porizkova, has suggested in her blog  on The Huffington Post yesterday. She makes the point that aging is particularly difficult for people who have been exceptionally attractive and who have relied on their looks to the exclusion of developing other strengths and talents. Read More  Read More

Future Not So Golden for 50-plusers

Wow! What a negative headline for the founder of a blog site called “Positively Old!” But truthfully, that’s how I feel after attending the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo at the Pasadena Conference Center yesterday. I felt terrible for the forty or so exhibitors who purchased space only to speak to a couple of hundred seniors and caregivers throughout the day. Fully one third of the booths were unmanned; I’m not sure if this was because the exhibitors just... Read More

Longevity Favors the Positively Old

We know that positive people often seem younger and sprier than their same-aged counterparts. In a 2002 study referenced on About.com, the results show that how you perceive aging can actually affect how long you will live. Read More  Read More

CDC Releases Study on Mental Health and Aging of 50-Plusers in America

The State of Mental Health and Aging in America provides current data on six key indicators related to the mental health of adults aged 50 years or older from CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Additional information is provided on the topic of depression, an important and emerging public health issue. Selected evidence-based programs that communities can use to address this condition in older adults and links to external organizations that focus on late-life... Read More

Was Man’s Evolution Driven by the Positively Old?

Did you know that about 32,000 years ago, the number of people surviving into old age quadrupled during a relatively brief period in history? As a result, the population grew, and new ideas began to emerge. Why do we credit healthy aging with the very foundation of human culture? That’s easy. The older folks who lived longer shared their wisdom and experience, so progress could happen faster. And because there were more people, there was more support for chores like raising... Read More

Too Young to Retire?

Many 50-plusers are recognizing they won’t be retiring anytime soon, and some of them actually prefer this. Having the right attitude about retirement can minimize the pressure we feel about our futures. Read More  Read More

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