Boogie Woogie Mamas Dance Into Their 80s

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. The Boogie Woogie Mamas (BWMs) perform at local events, and have been recognized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for their civic and community service. They perform tap and lyrical dance to Broadway musical numbers, such as “A Chorus Line,” “Chicago,” and “Menopause.  View Video Here  For... Read More

Bodybuilder Over 50 Years Old

Carlos Ariss won the 2010 Mr. California bodybuilding championship when he was over 50 years old. This just goes to prove that being over 50 doesn’t mean “over the hill.” How many thirty year olds would take this body over their thirty-year old version? Check out the video here!  Read More

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

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

Over 50 and Ready for a Career Change?

Gone are careers that last a lifetime, and guaranteed retirement at 65. With fewer job openings, corporate downsizing and a rapidly changing business landscape, many professionals in their mid-life are preparing for the next stage of their careers. Read More  Read More

Can Conscious Eating Keep You Conscious Longer?

In a world where multi-tasking is the norm and most of can’t remember what we ate for lunch, no less what it tasted like, is it realistic to think that we can eat in the moment? More importantly, why should we even try? Read More  Read More

Hiking: Positively One of the Best Aging Tricks

Hiking can be a great physical workout, enhancing cardiovascular and pulmonary health. But that’s only the beginning of the multiple and diverse benefits that a walk outdoors can provide. Read More  Read More

How to Live Forever (Movie) – Results May Vary

In this humorous documentary on aging released in 2009, the director takes a look at society’s evolving attitudes towards aging. Here’s the review on this award-winning documentary from the New York Times.  Read More

Snickers – 85 and Paws-itively Old

My cat Snickers turned 17 in June. That makes her 85 in people years. Most animals, can be positively old just like we can, but since so many of their choices are left to someone else, they need a little help from their humans. Read More  Read More

script type="text/javascript"> var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-23891589-1']); _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'none']); _gaq.push(['_setAllowLinker', true]); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();