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First Date and After 50? Here’s 5 “No-No” Topics

Oh yes, we’ve all encountered it. Everything was going well and then – dah dah dah -the conversation takes a wrong turn and the next thing you know, the date you were previously enjoying gets all emotional, maybe angry – or sad. Or – have you ever noticed that your date seems to be fading away? You rewind (in your mind) the last few thi...Read More

50+ And Single: Do’s & Don’ts

Do you remember your very first date? Sweaty palms. Awkward conversation. You probably even had a curfew. Once you hit 50, at least the curfew is gone. But according to TODAY’s “This is 50” survey results, only 18 percent of single people in their 50s said they were dating and more than 40 percent said they were considering it, but not actually doi...Read More

Lifestyle: 5 Reasons to Love ILC’s (Independent Living Communities)!

A lot of older adults and their families assume that if they don’t need the services of assisted living, there’s no reason to consider moving to a senior living community. They feel that as long as they’re healthy and independent, why move? But the truth is, there are several good reasons to consider moving to an independent living community, which...Read More

Retirement Communities: Let’s Live Our Best Life Ever! Here’s How!

Planning for your retirement involves a whole lot of careful thought. One of the things you need to think about during this retirement planning process is whether you’re going to move to a retirement community. But there’s a lot of confusion over what, exactly, a retirement community is. Well, no longer — here’s our short, handy guide on retirement...Read More

After 50 and Dating? Thoughts on Those Important Milestones!

How cool! You’re in a “relationship.” And, as you proceed down this road, spend some time figuring out if you’re heading up the hill toward Relationshipville (Population: twosome) or down the rocky path toward Dumptown (presided over by Mayor McSee-Ya). Either way, you’re going to pass the same progress-markers. How you anticipate...Read More

“Change Is Hard,” She Said…

It was cool sitting on the shaded veranda. We were surrounded by a lush garden, and my best friend and I were staring at the Bradshaw mountains of Arizona in the background. “Change is hard,” she said to me. How many times have I heard this? But I took a few moments to mull it over again. “I’m not so sure it needs to be…” I gently offered back to h...Read More

Why I Wrote the Book That Everyone Needs to Read

It began innocently. “Why don’t you write food blogs for AFL,” Marge Mendel, my friend and fellow author suggested. It was a great idea. I could write about my favorite eats and not have to count a single calorie. Cholesterol, fat, and guilt-laden goodies filled my imagination like potato chips and M&Ms. My first blogs were about chocolate and ...Read More

The Best Ways to Find Old Friends

It used to be once you lost touch with an old friend, they were likely gone for good, save the occasional school reunion. But with technology, it’s never been easier to find an old best friend, roommate, camp friend, or work colleague, or, if you dare, an old flame. Reaching out to old peers can be a rewarding and fun experience, not just to see wh...Read More

Going Gray? Make It Fantastic!

  If you want to invest the time and money to keep your hair colored and cut regularly to cover the gray, then go for it. However, if you know you can’t be bothered seeing your colorist for two hours every 5 weeks, then you should think about going gray. If you’ve decided you are ready to embrace your gray like Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, or J...Read More

Thinking Retirement = Florida? Check Out The Gulf Coast of Alabama!

Along the shimmering waters of the Gulf of Mexico lie some of the nicest places to retire. And we’re not talking about the west coast of Florida or the panhandle, but rather… Alabama! Many people forget that this state has its own share of white-sand beaches and charming towns lining the Gulf Coast, and they make for fabulous places to retire. Here...Read More

How Moving To A Retirement Community Can Benefit Your Marriage

If you and your spouse are retired or about to retire, perhaps you’re wondering what this next stage of your lives together will be like. It’s not uncommon for couples in their 60s to start considering moving to a retirement community. What’s that going to be like? And more specifically, how will such a move impact your marriage?  Surprisingly, man...Read More

Downsize Your Closet to Stay Fashionable: What’s Hip, What’s Vintage, and What Needs to Go

It’s time to upgrade your wardrobe. There’s just one problem: no room in your closet! In the name of fashion, it’s time to take a good, honest look at what’s in there. Downsizing is an important step in your pre- or post-retirement journey. In your quest to downsize, it’s helpful to know how to objectively assess the items you have. Everyone has pi...Read More

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