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

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

Warren Buffett Turns 80; Vows to Work Past 100

Warren Buffett’s approach to investing and life has made him positively wealthy in sampling the simple buffet of life for nearly eight decades. For Boomers and centenarians alike, he offers sage advice and a living model of positive aging. 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

Future Not So Golden for 50-plusers

Wow! What a negative headline for the founder of a blog site called “Positively Old!” But truthfully, that’s how I feel after attending the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo at the Pasadena Conference Center yesterday. I felt terrible for the forty or so exhibitors who purchased space only to speak to a couple of hundred seniors and caregivers throughout the day. Fully one third of the booths were unmanned; I’m not sure if this was because the exhibitors just... Read More

Longevity Favors the Positively Old

We know that positive people often seem younger and sprier than their same-aged counterparts. In a 2002 study referenced on About.com, the results show that how you perceive aging can actually affect how long you will live. Read More  Read More

This Month Prepare to be Positively Old

September is Healthy Aging® Month, an annual health observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Read More  Read More

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