Author: AFL Staff

10 ways to reinvent yourself after 50

After major shift happens in our lives (leaving a long time job or, relationship, or losing your loved one) it is normal to feel afraid & confused. Many people are so disheartened that they simply stop looking for a new path. 

“The 86-Year-Old Orphan” by Catherine Bellizzi – an Excerpt

“So, my lovely, are we getting married or are we going to live in sin?” Bill asked Tessie as they left the dining room. Well, I’m sure as heck not living in sin!” Tessie exclaimed. “Well, then, should we set a date?” Bill followed up. “Maybe we should set a date to set a date first,” Tessie laughed, meaning the old-fashioned kind of date where the ...Read More

Independent Living – Which Works Best? Apartment Living, Cottage Homes, or Villa

Retirement has the potential to be one of the best and most fulfilling times of our lives. We finally have the freedom to enjoy the world to the fullest — indulge in travel (well, maybe soon), pick up new hobbies, or simply spend time with those you love. But the first step toward this new independence may require moving on from the center of our o...Read More

10 Things You Should Know About Aging and Fitness

Every day, fitness professionals are faced with many questions on topics ranging from aging, weight loss to rehabilitating from pain, injuries, and surgeries. Here are some of the most popular questions people over 50 ask about fitness and aging. I’m not active and haven’t been in years. Is it safe for me to start now? It’s never too late start and...Read More

Independent Living – What Works Best for You? Apartment Living, Cottage Homes, or Villa

Retirement has the potential to be one of the best and most fulfilling times of your life. You finally have the freedom to enjoy the world to the fullest — indulge in travel, pick up new hobbies, or simply spend time with those you love. But the first step toward this new independence may require moving on from the center of your old life — your ho...Read More

Downsizing Seasonally – As the Seasons Change So Should Your Closet (and Your Garage/Shed)

If your closet is a chaotic mess, it might be time to try some seasonal downsizing. All it takes is an afternoon or two and the right frame of mind – and perhaps a little caffeine! The following guidelines can help streamline this often important dive into the inner recesses of your closet.

I’m Pitching. You Catching?

  Dear Mr/Ms. High-Powered Publisher, I’m retired from writing the metro column for the Evansville, Ind., Courier & Press. But never mind that right now. My oh my, do I have an opportunity for you. I’m pitching a can’t-miss book proposal that will net millions the world over. And I promise to give most of my share to our grandchildren. Aft...Read More

Independent Living Communities – Let’s Stay Mentally & Physically Healthy

Independent living communities have become common living options for adults aged 55 years and above. The housing style varies from standalone houses in a neighborhood to apartment-style blocks. The houses are typically more compact, easier to navigate, and have fewer maintenance needs, making them ideal for older adults.  In these communities, resi...Read More

Friends Are Breaking Up Over Social Distancing

When one friend takes prevention guidelines more seriously than the other, suspicion, fear, and shame can drive them apart.  NOTE:  AFL Thanks The Atlantic…and especially, author Ashley Fetters for this article. Staying home whenever possible and limiting up-close interactions with people who don’t live with you is, unquestionably, the correc...Read More

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