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+.
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
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.
December 9, 2016
Major brands continue to ‘blank’ the over 50s and focus on the youth market. But, the SuperHuman movement is challenging this lack of visibility.
December 2, 2016
Yoga is developing an increasing following among over 50s and for good reason; it has amazing anti-ageing benefits and science agrees.
November 25, 2016
Baby Boomers are leading a resurgence in cinema attendance figures despite the fact that the over 60s feature as characters in very few films.
November 18, 2016
Technology is constantly changing society; sometimes we feel it is not for the better. But its continued development may ease the challenges of ageing.
November 11, 2016
The Danes are famously happy, and now their culture of ‘hygge’ (happiness) is a wellness trend being adopted across the UK.
November 9, 2016
The trend in promoting particular products as ‘superfoods’ is a marketing triumph, but is it a fashion that is more hype than healthy?
October 20, 2016
What advice for living would you give your younger self if you could? Eleanor McKenzie explores what people over 50 wish they had known in their youth.