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+.

Over 50s drinking wine at dinnertable

Is 50 the Time to Change your Diet?

November 2, 2018

The human body is amazing. Like any complex machine, it needs the right fuel and maintenance to function properly; which is where a good diet and lifestyle come in.

Top tips for retiring abroad

Top tips for retiring abroad

August 24, 2017

As more people are opting to retire abroad it is important to consider how you will approach life in your new country and handle its challenges.

Backpacking granny

The Backpacking Granny

April 20, 2017

Geraldine Forster is known in travel circles as the “Backpacking Granny.” She is proof that you can get around the globe on a pension and in your 70s.

Oldies with attitude

Oldies with attitude

March 3, 2017

According to a recent survey the over 50s have an adventurous and confident attitude to life, and brands that ignore this do so at their peril.


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.