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An Ageism Expert Gives 11 Tips for Finding a Job During the Pandemic

NOTE:  AFL acknowledges and gives thanks to Jeanette Marantos for this great article which first appeared in the LA Times (Aug 14, 2020). Hey boomers, it’s not your imagination. Finding a job in today’s COVID economy is harder than ever, especially for “older Americans,” i.e. workers 55 and older. Let’s start with the grim statistics (just to get t...Read More

8 Risk Factors for Bone Fracture

Fact: More than half of all bone fractures are in people with osteopenia rather than osteoporosis. Right now may be the perfect time to bone up on your potential fracture risk. If you haven’t heard of FRAX, it stands for Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. It was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to estimate a person’s risk of bone fractu...Read More

10 Super Funny Cartoons About Getting Older

10 super funny and awesome comics about getting old, grandparents and grandchildren.

Why Women Need Fat

Diet is such an unpleasant word. (Anything that starts with “die” can’t be good, right?) But what if you just removed it from your vocabulary? According to some experts, not only should you stop dieting, you should eat more fat. That wasn’t a typo. “I always tell women you need fat like you need oil in your car,”...Read More

Lonely? Change That Paradigm – Your Health Depends on It!

You’ve known it’s true. Even long before you were After Fifty. Even long before Covid-19.  Being lonely is a difficult state to be in. But existing in a state of loneliness is more than just “difficult.” We’re now learning that being lonely is a predictor of functional decline and premature death. Says who? The American Medical Association. (Here’s...Read More

Mellowing AND Sharpening – As We Age

Is it just me? Am I the only one who’s finding that with every passing day, month, year, a lot of things that would have “raised my dander” a while back simply aren’t doing so anymore. And when I examined this more closely, I realized that these issues, almost every one of them, are truly inconsequential matters. Who cares if “the spouse” is wearin...Read More

Great Tips for Managing Time in Retirement

Time management is part of life and just because you retire doesn't mean you shouldn't pay attention to using your time wisely. Having no job to arrive at on time and spend eight hours each day there is a blessing at times. Time is our most precious resource. It is the most valuable thing we have. It is perishable, it is irreplaceable, and it canno...Read More

5 Ways Tech Is Changing Retirement

There was a time when growing older meant relying on family or hired help to assist with health, cognitive and financial issues. While we may not be leading fully automated lives like the characters in futuristic movies and sci-fi novels, new technological advances are allowing many people to live independently for much longer. Whether you want to ...Read More

Have We Forgotten?

Maybe it’s time to take a break. Between the lies from the White House, a raging virus that the president ignores, and peaceful protestors attacked by unidentified Feds, life looks very grim. The news reads like a horror story, corruption is rampant, and conspiracy theorists are hell-bent on destroying our beautiful country. It’s all happening as w...Read More

First Date Blues!

I’ve talked about pre-dating, i.e. writing your profile, getting ready to date, and spotting scammers. Now it’s time for the real deal. You’ve put your feet in the dating pool and you’ve had some dates. Some good, some not so good, most just so-so but for whatever reasons there were few second dates, whether it be by your choice or not. It’s ...Read More

12 tips to stay married for over 30 years

If you want to know about marriage, ask someone with a lifetime of experience. Here we share the top tips from our community and how they stay happily married. Marriage comes first.  If you push your spouse down on your list of priorities, even your children will believe that marriage isn’t all that important. On the flip side, if they see yo...Read More

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