Passionate Retirees

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Meet the blogger

Dr Adele Thomas, semi-retired medical doctor, and Dr Ely Lazar, a retired chiropractor, are the founders of Passionate Retirees. Their mission is to inspire the over 50s to live fulfilling lives with gusto, but most importantly to live their lives with Purpose. As the Passionate Retirees, Adele and Ely have more than 80 years of combined professional experience as health care professionals. This background and their life experience has made them well-versed in the areas of health, travel, relationships, sexuality and finances for the over 50s. They have published two books, Travel Secrets For Seniors and Relationship Secrets For Sexy Seniors, along with a free ebook, 7 Retirement Secrets Revealed. They are contributors to After Fifty Living and write articles and blogs on varied topics. In addition, the Passionate Retirees have been interviewed on radio and television, and they conduct workshops, most notably, 7 Secrets To A Purposeful Life. In October, 2016, they launch their new Podcast, Passionate Retirees: Life After 50. To contact Adele or Ely go to: passionateretirees.com or email them on info@passionateretirees.com. You can also “like” them on Facebook.

Thoughts about being after 50

After 50 is a splendid time to be alive. The average lifespan in most western countries is in the 80’s, so there are many fruitful years that we can pursue after 50. For most people it is a transition when children grow up and leave home, and when longstanding careers can change. After 50 is a time to reassess our values and implement a new purpose in our lives. The old paradigm of the dithering senior is gradually breaking down. Today the over 50’s are healthier, love to travel, are passionate and expect greater fulfilment in their lives.

Improving Lives. Here’s 3 Ways to Start…

“I wish that I had…” is a phrase that people often express when they live in regret. As people age, the life that they are living is often the result of actions that they took in their younger days. Most of us who reach our senior years can look back with hindsight at how different things could be. Now seniors are in the position ...Read More

Ruin Your Finances After 50? Here’s 5 Sad Ways To Do It…

Should I invest in shares? Should I buy an investment property? Both are right and wrong. Wealth accumulation is not so much about where you put your money but more about your attitude to and emotional relationship with money. As people approach their 50’s and 60’s and retirement looms, they often realize that they don’t have the money they thought...Read More

Top 5 Reasons Companies Should Hire 50+ candidates

What would you think about a 75-year-old working in a factory or even an 80-year-old? You might believe that this is some form of elder abuse in a Third World country. It’s something that is happening more and more right in the USA. I heard a discussion about over 55’s working at Brooks Brothers factories in America. In case you don’t know, Brooks ...Read More

Stop the World! I Want To Get Off!

In the early 1960’s, a musical production appeared on the scene with the title, “Stop The World I Want To Get Off”. While the title has dire implications such as suicide, it is more than that. It is really a metaphor for the anxiety that many are feeling about the dislocation and disruption of societal values in today’s world. For those 30 or under...Read More

Stressed? Here are 7 Strategies to Help You Cope!

We all know that experiencing a high degree of stress, especially for a prolonged period can be debilitating and even deadly. Scientists have known for some time that conditions such as cancer and heart disease can be induced by living a stressful life. Stress can also affect our mental state resulting in anxiety or a complete mental breakdown. The...Read More

Amazing Possibilities – YES – Even In Retirement!

So here it is; retirement is looming. Some enter this phase of life with trepidation, while others transition in a seamless way and never look back. The options today in retirement are endless. We all have choices. Some plan ahead and things work out just fine, but for some, this new period, despite the planning leads to unhappiness, boredom and lo...Read More

Want a Better Life? At 50, 60 and beyond? MOVE IT!

Humans are complex beings of body, mind and spirit. The more integrated we are in these three areas, the more likely we are to have a balanced life. While the spirit is something beyond the physical senses and motor functions, the body and mind are two areas that we can exercise to significantly improve our state of well-being. We have identified f...Read More

These 5 Addictions Could Devastate Your Senior Years

Yang was sitting in front of the screen mesmerized by the online game in which he was participating. He was wholly engrossed in the task before him. Even nature’s urges were not an issue as the pad lining his underwear was doing its job. He was focused on one thing; winning. Yang is not a senior citizen but a student whose life has been taken over ...Read More

Elder Abuse? 3 Common Types, and Some Helpful Tips

Verbal and Physical Abuse  Verbal abuse is often subtle. In today’s world, we don’t tolerate slurs whether directed at race, religion or children. Somehow society appears to tolerate such sentiment toward the over-60 generation. Terms such as “the olds”, “dithering old man” are put-downs. These expressions may not be intentional. However, they are ...Read More

When Inspired, You Don’t Tire Easily

We recently returned from a trip to the USA during which we hired two separate vehicles. During a five-week period, we traveled over 10,000 kilometers. Initially, we went skiing in Colorado then journeyed to Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mt Rushmore, the Badlands of South Dakota, Devil’s Tower in Wyoming and traversed Montana to Yellowstone National Park. On ...Read More

Relationship Secrets for Sexy Seniors

We here at After Fifty Living are SOOOO excited.  AFLs Dr. Ely Lazar, joined by wife Dr. Adele Thomas, have just published “Relationship Secrets for Sexy Seniors.”  We all know how important relationships are – ALL kinds of relationships – not only in youth and middle age – but yes, especially as we enter into and expl...Read More

Have Helicopter, Will Travel: 3 Awesome Rides

I always thought that a helicopter ride was fraught with much more danger than jetliners. Was it just a perception or was it real? I looked up the statistics, and it turns out that helicopter crashes occur with a greater frequency of 35%. However, it turns out that you are more likely to survive helicopter crashes so it all balances out. The value ...Read More

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