Author: AFL Staff

What Voters Over 50 Aren’t Hearing in This Election But Need To

No matter your political affiliation, if you are over 60, you might be feeling ignored. Rightfully so, over 60 issues in this election have been skimmed over or ignored completely. Neither candidate has addressed in detail Social Security reform, ageism, Medicare, or any other issues facing the baby boomer generation. The 2016 presidential election...Read More

Getting Back to the Gym: What You Need to Know

It’s time to get back to the gym. Evidence suggests that people who get and stay fit during middle age can better avoid chronic illnesses in their later years. Fitness centers are realizing the value of the fifty something patrons and adjusting their programs to appeal to those needs. Gym goers 55 and older are the fastest growing membership segmen...Read More

Your Next Hobby Could Be One Of These

Whether you are getting ready to retire, or are looking to reinvent yourself, I’m sure you’re already wondering what it is you could be doing in your spare time. This list of hobbies will fill those gaps and provide you with a broad selection of activities to fill up your days, many times while enriching the lives of others. Even if some of these d...Read More

Late-Start Celebs That Will Inspire You

Hollywood heavy hitters didn’t necessarily begin their walk of fame at age 20, Many household names made their debut after age 50. Here are just a few, that will inspire you to get out there and be discovered! 1. Betty White This superstar wasn’t a household name until the age of 51 when she began playing “The Happy Homemaker” Sue...Read More

The Benefits Of Downsizing: How Living With Less May Give You More

When heading into retirement, people often look for small ways to lower expenses without degrading their lifestyle. While leaving the home your family was raised in can be an emotional transition. Retirees can find many pros to downsizing not only their homes, but their expenses as a whole. According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics su...Read More

You’re Never ” Too Old” To Code

You may be asking yourself,  “Am I too old to learn to code?”. The tech industry depicted in movies and tech blogs is that of young 20 or even 17 year olds who started coding at 6 years old and are now doing cool startups, raising MILLIONS, and getting sold to Yahoo or Google or Facebook for BILLIONS! A middle aged programmer may not be depicted in...Read More

Midlife Parenting- Is It For You?

Advances in reproductive technology and the advantages in getting married later in life have led to an increase in middle aged parents. There is a laundry list of advantages in having children later in life. They’re more likely than parents who are barely out of their teens to own a home and have money set aside for retirement and emergency expense...Read More

3 things to not care about now that you’re over 50

After 50, there are certain things that you just no longer need to concern yourself with. You’re passed the point of constant fear about “fitting in” and the idea that you need to change who you are to do so just doesn’t exist anymore. Not being “Hip”. We are in a weird time in history where make-believe words ar...Read More

Issues Facing 50+ Voters This Election

It’s an election year. Presidential candidates across both parties (and beyond) are all fighting for your vote this November. With Baby Boomers being the 2nd largest generation of voter-age citizens, the issues pressing the 50+ population are varied. In recent polls, the economy, health care, climate change and foreign policy make up the most impor...Read More

Baby Boomers Love Legal Weed

According to a recent study in the Upstart Business Journal, reports showed that medical and recreational marijuana industry as one of the fastest growing in the United States, largely because of the Baby Boomers whose pot consumption is expected to grow faster than any other demographic of pot users. More than 110.9 million Americans over 50 are e...Read More

8 Netflix Picks For Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers love movies. Boomers were the first generation to have movies available at home, with the invention of the VHS. We watched movies develop and evolve in the 50’s and 60’s at a faster rate than anyone could imagine, compared to the half-century before. New genres, filming techniques and themes were introduced, as we joyfully watched. As ...Read More

Baby Boomers: The Most Fashion Forward Generation

1960-1980 were revolutionary for political, social and fashion. The early 1960s changed how we viewed important social norms and the 1970s saw political upheavals that transformed feminism and fashion. The influential Baby Boomer generation rocked the fashion world in this important time. Women were engineers, fashion icons, designers and defined k...Read More

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