Positively 50+

Being 50-plus is like being a traveller on a new and exciting journey. When you were younger, you probably viewed the decades after 50 as the end of the journey, but now that you’ve arrived at this point, you hopefully see that you are not ‘past it’; you are just getting started.

There are challenges in ageing undoubtedly, but there are also many opportunities. This column from our writer Eleanor McKenzie examines the obstacles, whether related to health or finances and suggests ways to overcome them. It also explores ways to reinvent your life by offering inspiration and practical solutions for anything from starting a new business to finding new ways to use your leisure time. It’s your ‘go to’ place for being Positively 50+.


It’s P for Pancake Day

February 21, 2017

Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, and lent are traditions that go back centuries and even its ingredients have a spiritual significance.

Mature woman writing

When are you at your best?

February 17, 2017

When are you at your best? Discover the benefits of identifying your chronotype and schedule your tasks to match your peak performance hours.

Mature dating

First dates and the over 50s

February 10, 2017

Going on a first date can be daunting. Use tips from a dating coach and inspiration from “First Dates Hotel” to help you get started.


Meet my young roomie!

February 3, 2017

Social initiatives in Holland and the UK are bringing together students and elderly care home residents with a positive impact on both generations.

Companion pets

For the love of dogs and cats

January 27, 2017

A companion pet for the over 50s, especially anyone living alone, opens up a world of friendship and social activity that many miss as they age.

Mature friends eating a healthy meal

Mindfulness and weight loss

January 20, 2017

Did you know you can use mindfulness principles to encourage healthier eating habits and weight loss through 'mindful eating'.

100 Happy Days

100 Happy Days

January 13, 2017

Ignoring the happy moments of our lives allows stress to win. Taking part in the 100 Day Happy Challenge or starting a gratitude journal can change that.