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

The Positive Power of Choice

Have you ever noticed how you feel more positive about doing something when you get a choice? It’s very empowering to make a decision and own your action. But what if you’re not in control…. Read More  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

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

Swimming for Your Life

Today was the first time in a long time that I actually missed scuba diving, a renewed longing I owe to my swim at the gym. As it turns out. I could owe a lot more to that swim. Perhaps my life even… Read More  Read More

Over50 and Tech-Savvy 2: RU?

If you’re over 50 and don’t own at least a cell phone or a computer, this article is for you. Love it or hate it, technology helps you connect with friends, family and information no matter what age you are. You need to participate. Read More  Read More

Bodybuilding Over 50

It has been repeatedly shown that the best way to boost your metabolism and reduce body fat is to build muscle. Over 50, it’s more important than ever to build muscle to keep weight gain in check and to build strong muscles that help enhance flexibility, strength and good balance. And, over and above the health and fitness benefits, it’s more fun than ever to flaunt those sexy, toned legs or flex that awesome bicep for friends and younger family members when you’re... Read More

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