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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

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

The New Retail Frontier: How Companies are marketing to Babyboomers AND Millennials

Retailers have been investing in advertising campaigns targeted to baby boomers for years, and with a great return- as four out of five retailers attribute nearly 50% of their sales to boomers. Up until recently, the generation born between 1976 and 1994 (Millennials) has been considered short on the spending power needed for marketers to target. T...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

Retirement Transition: How to avoid the shock and retire with ease.

Some people make a smooth transition to retirement, jumping into their new lifestyles with energy, excitability and willingness, but others have more trouble adjusting. Most people assume that in retirement they have to go from working full time for 40 years to fully retiring cold turkey. Consider asking your company for a sliding retirement plan. ...Read More

Vancouver, British Columbia – Both Delightful AND Approachable!

Vancouver is a cosmopolitan and approachable city. Canada’s major gateway to the Orient, it is strategically located where the mountains of the coast range meet the Pacific Ocean and form a picturesque and busy harbor. The town has been a center of trade and transportation since the First Nations (Canadian term for Native Americans) era. The ...Read More

10 Ways To Increase Your Odds for a Healthier Life

The bad news is you may have been abusing your body for the first 50 years of your life. The good news is that if you turn over a new leaf, you can make dramatic changes for a healthier life in the next half of your life. The following are sound and sensible strategies. The more of these that you follow, the better your life and health will be for ...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

The Complex Sex Lives Of Aging Baby Boomers

There are roughly 80 million Americans who came of age in the revolutionary era of free love in the ’60s and ’70s. Premarital sex, and drugs were just something you did, regardless of the conservative views of your parents. About a third of Baby Boomers are now single, divorced, widowed, or never married at all. While the drugs and rock ’n’ roll pa...Read More

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