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Are You Active? Yes, Right, There’s a Pandemic – But….

Some of the best physical activities for your body don’t require a gym or that you get fit enough to run a marathon. Here’s some tips and ideas that can do wonders for your health. They’ll help keep your weight under control, improve your balance and range of motion, strengthen your bones, protect your joints, prevent bladder control problems...Read More

5 Tips to keep earning a paycheck in retirement

Retirement today is not that of a generation ago, we are living longer these days, and retirement is not what it used to be. Today, 60 (and beyond) is the new 50. Retirement is no longer a time to just garden and visit the grandkids, and healthier retirees want to stay engaged and stimulated. According to a recent survey about two-thirds of worker...Read More

Just Sayin’

OVER THE HILL?? I am kinda annoyed (and that’s putting it mildly). There’s a comment on the AFL Facebook page that says being After 50 is “over the hill.” Really? It’s ONLY so in the mind of that poor, misguided, disgruntled creature. How sad is that!! My goal is NOT to present some unrealistic, unattainable image of what life is like when you reac...Read More

Living It Fully!

Recently we received a wonderful note from Donna, an After Fiftier, and it got me thinking about the After Fifty Living tag line: live it fully, live it now.  But first, here’s the note: “Hi Jo-Anne, I am a tour operator and specialize in garden tours.  Many of my guests are 60 plus and I cannot tell you how many times I have heard from them saying...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

Some Life Lessons from Andy Rooney

Note: my daughter sent me these quotes by the incredible Andy Rooney. There’s only enough room to show some of them – will show the rest real soon. Enjoy! I’ve learned … that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. …. that when you’re in love, it shows! … that just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” ma...Read More

5 Important Issues With A Pain Relief Alternative

If you’re looking for a natural, plant-based anti-inflammatory product that is used by some forty million Americans as alternative, non-prescription approach for dealing with a variety of issues including pain, insomnia, fatigue and stress, you may want to consider hemp-based CBD. It appears it may be able to impact inflammation through its a...Read More

Hey Boomers! Travel Ailments? Here’s Some Help!

To travel is to live large, however even short trips can create physical and mental challenges including fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and muscle and joint pain. These issues gather significance as we age, particularly if they impact existing health issues. I am one of those “Active Boomers” who loves to travel. As a long-time, wellness advocate who ...Read More

International Travel in the Days of COVID

  My yearly flight to visit family in the US I did not want to book a ticket only to receive a voucher for a cancelled flight, so for weeks beforehand, I did my homework and had been tracking arrivals and departures from both Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL) and Phoenix Skyharbor Airport (PHX) in Arizona. While other airlines were no longer flying th...Read More

Is Retirement in Your Future?

The perfect time for retirement doesn’t exist. This is what we have learned in our almost three decades of financial independence. Things change, and sometimes radically. There simply are no guarantees. From our point of view, a full and rich retirement is still possible for many people right now. Sometimes it takes personal flexibility in ho...Read More

Downsizing Now! Simple Steps to Sort and Say Goodbye to Decades of Clutter

It’s so easy to accumulate lots and lots of stuff over the years. Sometimes, before you even know it, as kids move up and out and you’re left with a big, empty house, those spare bedrooms fill up with all sorts of bric-a-brac that you really don’t need and you certainly never use. And this says nothing about the garage or the basement you’ve been u...Read More

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