Learn a New Musical Instrument

Making music helps people over 50 explore new horizons. If you want to learn to play a musical instrument, or if you played in school and would like to pick it up again, New Horizons International Music Association can help. Started in 1991 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, New Horizons helps people age 50 and older learn to play musical instruments or revive their former musical skills. Currently, it has about 7,000 members playing and singing in 182 orchestras,... Read More

It’s WAY Too Easy to Be Negative

With the world economy in its current state and stressful media messages barraging us every time we feel like we’re beginning to turn the corner, it’s not always easy to stay positive. So at the risk of being doubly negative, I ask ‘How can we not be negative?’ Read More  Read More

Volunteers for Verdi Keep On Singing

                      In this trailer for the award-winning documentary, Volunteers for Verdi, spend time with the cast of the Casa Italiana Opera Company as they rehearse Verdi’s Don Carlo. The volunteers, many of them over 50, overcome numerous obstacles as they reach for their dreams, serving as inspiration for other Los Angeleans entering their twilight years. Play the Trailer Here See Performers in Twilight Years... Read More

Performers in Twilight Years Sing for Their Dreams

Opera singers at the Casa Italiana Opera Company in Los Angeles’ Chinatown are a unique breed. They come together from all walks of life and at all ages to learn and perform challenging operas, and they do it without years of experience or pay, solely for the love of music drama. Read More  Read More

Taiwanese Rangers Well Over 50 and Living the Dream

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Marilynn Cronin – Serving Up Service and Smiles at 65

Since retiring and relocating to Ocala, Fla. six years ago, Marilynn Cronin has been busier than ever pursuing her life’s pastime—serving others. And she does it all with a winning sense of humor and a smile. Read More  Read More

Tap Dancers Boogie Positive Aging Into the Zeitgeist

What do you call a group of women over the age of 50 who dance for fitness, friendship and fun? Amazing. Inspiring. The Boogie Woogie Mamas. Read More  Read More

Marian and her Band of Over50 Hip Hoppers Get Down

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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

Animals Help Aged Keep Healthy and Happy

No matter how old we are, animals provide tremendous therapeutic value, both physically and psychologically. They help humans develop important life skills and connect with others in a safe, joyful way. Read More  Read More

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