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+.

Mature teacher

The two sides of retirement

March 24, 2017

Britain’s demographics mean that by 2022 older people will be needed in the workforce. But while some want to work until they drop, others don’t.

National bed month

It’s National Bed Month

March 16, 2017

March is National Bed Month in the UK, an awareness project from the Sleep Council to remind us all of the importance of getting top quality sleep.

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.

Act of kindness

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17, 2017

National Random Acts of Kindness Day on 17th February is an occasion when we can do something nice for others at work, in our community or at home.

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.