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These 3 Books About Midlife Have Arrived Just in Time for the Holidays

By Barbara Waxman November 17, 2016

Increased longevity has created a new life stage in the middle of our lives – not at the end – and I call it Middlescence. Think of it as a second adolescence, but with wisdom, resources and the beauty of not caring so much about what the world thinks! Read More

Getting Older Isn’t Painful, but, People’s Reactions to Our Aging Are

By Margaret Manning October 30, 2016

For most of our lives, we are taught that getting older is something to be feared. This is especially true for women, who are shown example after example of how society values youth over experience. Read More

Master of Reinvention, Madonna, is Billboard’s 2016 Woman of the Year

By Margaret Manning October 19, 2016

Baby boomer women are masters of reinvention and no-one represents this trait in our generation better than Madonna. Over the decades, she has always had her finger on the pulse of popular culture. Her music, sometimes shocking, yet always entertaining, almost always represents the direction of our society. Read More

Am I the Only One Still Using Bar Soap? I Guess I’m Finally Getting Old!

By Dave Price October 18, 2016

They told me one day I would feel old, but I just refused to believe them.

Age 30. Then 40, 50, 60, now 64. Nope, not old. Grey hair. White hair. Thinning hair. Definitely more hair in my ears and my nose than on the growing bald spot on the back of my head. Still didn’t feel old. Besides, that’s what small scissors are for. Read More

Are Aging Stereotypes in Films Making You Sick?

By Margaret Manning September 15, 2016

Does life imitate art? Or, is it the other way around? Well, according to a new study, when it comes to negative aging stereotypes in movies, both perspectives could be true!

Let’s start with the facts. According to a recent study by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, ageism may not just be insulting, it may also be downright unhealthy. Read More

Hostels Are Perfect for Older Women Traveling Alone

By Margaret Manning June 11, 2016

Many women my age say that they can’t travel because it is just too expensive. I would argue that, in many cases, options are simply not being considered. Read More

8 Baby Boomer Websites that Celebrate Our Past and Help Us Prepare for Our Future

By Margaret Manning June 09, 2016

Baby boomers are special. Beyond being the largest and most successful generation of all time, we also grew up during a period of unprecedented change. Now, as we reach our 60s and 70s, we are also one of the most sought after demographics for companies selling everything from cruises and retirement homes to makeup and clothing. Read More

Women Over 60 Are Important – Let’s Start Acting Like it!

By Margaret Manning April 06, 2016

Society has a habit of understating the achievements of older adults. This is especially true for women over 60, who have to contend with the combined forces of ageism and sexism. Read More

Who Are You Calling an Old Biddy? How to Describe Modern Aging

By Kari Henley April 03, 2016

Let’s face it. After the “Over the Hill” birthday cards, banners and party favors begin at age 50, the onslaught of terms used to describe the universal process of getting older – well, really suck. Read More

Does Life Get Better with Age? Or, Does it Get Worse?

By Margaret Manning February 10, 2016

Aging has a pretty bad name. Hollywood portrays older people as forgetful, grumpy and weak. Cosmetics companies tell us that aging is something to be fought. Many companies discriminate against older employees. Read More