Older and Dumber?

Just because you’re older, does that mean you’re smarter than you used to be or smarter than the less aged around you? Is there really a higher standard of intelligence for people as they get older, begging the question: Are you smarter than a 50 year old? Read More  Read More

A Tribute to the Late Jack Lalane

I’ve dreamed of interviewing Jack Lalane ever since starting this blog last September. How was I to know how little time this embodiment of the positively old spirit would have left to share with me? 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

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

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

Gloria Spicher – Satisfied With the Journey

She’s a mother, a walker, a shadow box maker and a gardener, who, after spending time amongst her blossoms and her beloved gnomes, quips “I can still get back up.” Gloria Spicher is 84 years positively old. 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

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

Secrets of the “World’s Oldest Siblings”

Thanks to Ken Sutton of Lowell, Indiana, for sharing this link from The Week.com about three New York centenarians and a research study exploring why some people just plain live longer regardless of their lifestyles. Congratulations to Helen Faith Keane Reichert (108), Irving Kahn (104) and Peter Kahn (100) for being positively old. We salute you. Here’s their story… Read More  Read More

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