Overview

According to one British study, many adults experience their greatest levels of happiness between the ages of 65 and 79. Another survey concluded that 75% of adults over the age of 50 are less concerned with what people think about them compared to when they were younger. 6 out of 10 surveyed said that they enjoy life more than they did in their youth, and the vast majority of respondents said they were now living for the present rather than for the future. Being more adventurous and less self-conscious as we age can be great for our health. Below, we’ve highlighted the stories of a... more ...
At the beginning of new relationships, we invest lots of time and effort into getting to know our partners. Over time, however, the distractions and pressures of daily life gradually begin to deteriorate our romantic bonds. If both partners are engaged in full-time work outside of the household, it can be particularly difficult to find time to reconnect on a daily basis. Studies show that many busy couples end up spending less than 10% of their time alone together!Falling in love is easy; maintaining a loving, romantic relationship for years is much more difficult! Creating a love that lasts r... more ...
In recent years, the number of individuals undergoing cosmetic procedures has continued to rise. Non-invasive treatments, such as botulinum toxin injections, have grown in popularity worldwide. In the past five years, the percentage of individuals opting for breast implants has risen nearly 28%. Around the globe, the number of both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures increased by 5.4% in 2018. Older adults are among those undergoing more cosmetic procedures. Staying a part of the workforce for longer; maintaining a youthful look often benefits those looking to be hired for new p... more ...
As older singles, many of us feel particularly eager to meet that “special someone” as soon as possible. Some of us may have already spent a number of years on our own. Others may simply be yearning to share the final decades of their lives with romantic partners. Few of us question these hopes and dreams, as they are what we’ve been conditioned to follow. Who wouldn’t want to fall in love?We should, however, think twice about what we really want. Recently, actress Emma Watson acknowledged that she has come to terms with being “self-coupled.” Living life wit... more ...
 In last week’s article, we began discussing the ways in which homes can be made more age-friendly. With the right home modifications, most living spaces can be made far more accommodating for senior living. For those who would prefer staying in their current home for the long-term future, making these aging in place modifications can drastically improve the safety and usability of their living space.  Read last week’s article for our first round of aging in place suggestions. The following are just a few more tips for making your home a better place to grow old in!&... more ...
More than ever before, seniors are choosing to “age in place,” staying in their own homes and apartments rather than moving to retirement communities or into assisted living facilities. Long-term care can be expensive, and many seniors prefer staying in the homes where they have created so many cherished memories over the years. Modern technology and services such as food delivery programs make it easier and safer than ever before to age in place.  Though aging in place has its benefits, choosing to do so may require making some important decisions. Most seniors who choos... more ...
The media we consume plays a large role in our day-to-day lives. The online posts we view, newspaper articles we read, television programs we watch, and radio reports we listen to all affect the ways we think and the topics we discuss with those around us.  In recent years, the media we consume has changed for the worse. The mainstream media produces lower-quality news; the articles we read are often “clickbait” content, designed to grab our attention through shocking headlines or misleading information. The stories we hear about the world around us often focus on such gr... more ...
Though all of us would love to have conflict-free relationships, the truth of the matter is that all relationships, no matter how strong, involve disputes and arguments. The way in which we discuss our differences of opinion, however, can make or break the bond we have with our partner. Whether you’re currently in a relationship or are just starting the dating process, it is important to learn how to best express your discontent to your partner. Are you able to voice a complaint in a way that doesn’t hurt your partner’s feelings, or do you tend to speak in a more critica... more ...
I joined 50-plus to make friends. It is one of the best things I ever did, as I made so many friends from all over the world. I even know people on this site who met their partners on here.it's a great site, I would definitely recommend it.Bernadette... more ...
Grief is what we feel when we experience loss in our lives. For many of us, grief arises as a result of major, life-changing events. We all grieve when someone close to us dies. Many of us also experience feelings of loss or mourning when we lose a job, end a relationship, suffer from serious injury or illness, or suffer through other challenging or traumatic experiences. Oftentimes, big life changes, like moving to a new home or entering retirement, can also trigger feelings of bereavement.  Coping with grief can be one of life’s greatest challenges. While grieving, you may be... more ...