The Language of Healthy Agers

Language can be a powerful weapon or a healing wand. In the extreme, our words can make people embrace us or kill us. On a daily basis,  how we speak and how we are spoken to influences our health and our motivation, which directly impacts how well we age. Read More  Read More

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

David Lloyd—Creating His Own Positive Universe

The first time that I met David Lloyd at his family’s gathering I was struck by his energy and enthusiasm for life. At 75, when many men have settled into their retirement routines, he still pops into work daily and does two-hour workouts at the gym. 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 becoming available everyday.... Read More

Betty White Jokes Her Way to Super Stardom at 88

The reigning first lady of healthy aging, Betty White, has lived a full, vital life. At the age of 88, she is undergoing nothing short of a rebirth in personal vigor and popularity. 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

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