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+.
February 21, 2017
Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, and lent are traditions that go back centuries and even its ingredients have a spiritual significance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 20, 2017
Did you know you can use mindfulness principles to encourage healthier eating habits and weight loss through 'mindful eating'.
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.
January 6, 2017
Many women live alone in later life, but a network of women have built a co-housing scheme and created a new way of living together but separately.
December 23, 2016
Eleanor McKenzie discusses setting sensible New Year resolutions that include working on emotional fitness as well as realistic exercise goals.
December 16, 2016
In the season of goodwill to all men, spare a thought for the lonely, elderly members of your community and invite them for Sunday lunch or afternoon tea.