Five Ways to Get Fit After 55

As a certified personal trainer, 51-year-old Rob Flores is fit and active. But he also knows the challenges that come with age: in recent years, he’s had major knee and shoulder surgery.

“I understand the challenges of not being able to get around and do the things that we took for granted when we were younger.”

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After a 2008 divorce left Bonnie Moore living alone in a newly remodeled five-bedroom home, she searched for and found four great roommates to fill the empty bedrooms. The experience was so transformational that Moore embarked on a new career dedicated to helping 50+ adults ease their way into shared living. As founder of Golden Girls Network, she has written a book titled How to Start a Golden Girls Home and teaches classes on the same topic.  For more information about Bonnie, please visit http://goldengirlsnetwork.com. You can also join her on Facebook and Twitter @GoldenGirlsNet.

3 Innovative Options That Make Aging in Place Possible

The old standard of retiring and shuffling off to a retirement community is being re-written by baby boomers who want to enjoy their homes, embrace their communities, and age in place as long as they can. By renovating their homes, engaging in the “Village” model, and finding innovative solutions like the Golden Girls Network’s Home Companion program, it’s now possible for baby boomers to stay in their homes longer.

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After a 2008 divorce left Bonnie Moore living alone in a newly remodeled five-bedroom home, she searched for and found four great roommates to fill the empty bedrooms. The experience was so transformational that Moore embarked on a new career dedicated to helping 50+ adults ease their way into shared living. As founder of Golden Girls Network, she has written a book titled How to Start a Golden Girls Home and teaches classes on the same topic.  For more information about Bonnie, please visit http://goldengirlsnetwork.com. You can also join her on Facebook and Twitter @GoldenGirlsNet.

Becoming Elders in Our Evolving World

by Lynne Iser | Elder-Activists.org and Pachamama Alliance

There are real opportunities to repair our world. What it takes is an enormous effort, the work of all people—especially us the elders. As elders we have the common sense, wisdom, resources, and the inner urge to leave a legacy that we can be proud of.

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Pachamama Alliance is a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all. With roots deep in the Amazon rainforest, Pachamama Alliance programs integrate indigenous wisdom with modern knowledge to support personal, and collective, transformation that is the catalyst to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet. www.pachamama.org
 

22 Simple Ways for Baby Boomers to Re-Invent Themselves

The spring flowers blooming and the trees blossoming after a long, hard winter has gotten us thinking about beginning anew. Like those flowers, we baby boomers can also bloom. The process doesn’t have to be arduous or extreme.

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Bonnie Moore's picture

After a 2008 divorce left Bonnie Moore living alone in a newly remodeled five-bedroom home, she searched for and found four great roommates to fill the empty bedrooms. The experience was so transformational that Moore embarked on a new career dedicated to helping 50+ adults ease their way into shared living. As founder of Golden Girls Network, she has written a book titled How to Start a Golden Girls Home and teaches classes on the same topic.  For more information about Bonnie, please visit http://goldengirlsnetwork.com. You can also join her on Facebook and Twitter @GoldenGirlsNet.

8 Ways Baby Boomers Can Defeat Loneliness

Everyone experiences loneliness at some point. But with the transitions that can come later in life – the children moving out, retiring from a job, losing or leaving a spouse – loneliness can hit particularly hard. The AARP surveyed over 3,000 adults in 2010 and found that over 35 percent of adults age 45 and older are lonely.

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After a 2008 divorce left Bonnie Moore living alone in a newly remodeled five-bedroom home, she searched for and found four great roommates to fill the empty bedrooms. The experience was so transformational that Moore embarked on a new career dedicated to helping 50+ adults ease their way into shared living. As founder of Golden Girls Network, she has written a book titled How to Start a Golden Girls Home and teaches classes on the same topic.  For more information about Bonnie, please visit http://goldengirlsnetwork.com. You can also join her on Facebook and Twitter @GoldenGirlsNet.

Fit Over 40

The Role of Exercise as We Age

Age is more than a number, especially when it comes to wellness. After 40, exercise is one of the greatest allies in the battle against age-related disease. It’s never too late to plan your fitness future. The sooner you begin, the healthier and more vibrant you will be well into your retirement years.

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Health Perch is a digital health magazine focusing on physical and mental wellness, as well as ways to fight signs of aging. We aim to make health and wellness easy to understand and fun to read.

We keep you up to date with the latest health articles, tips, & advice. Catch us on Twitter (@HealthPerch) for even more health news, and keep coming back here to learn how to become the healthiest version of you.

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Wire-rimmed eyeglasses on wooden table.
09/19/2016
I’ve been sitting here for some time watching this day as it unfolds. Colors radiate their brilliance and the light of awareness seems to brighten into this thought: As we age, we perceive the... read more
woman doing tai chi exercises outside
06/10/2016
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couch cushions say HOME and HAPPy with coffee and cookies
05/12/2016
The old standard of retiring and shuffling off to a retirement community is being re-written by baby boomers who want to enjoy their homes, embrace their communities, and age in place as long as they... read more
demonstrators for elder-activists.org
04/13/2016
by Lynne Iser | Elder-Activists.org and Pachamama Alliance There are real opportunities to repair our world. What it takes is an enormous effort, the work of all people—especially us the elders... read more
new cherry blossoms against blue sky
03/30/2016
The spring flowers blooming and the trees blossoming after a long, hard winter has gotten us thinking about beginning anew. Like those flowers, we baby boomers can also bloom. The process doesn’t... read more
rear view of woman alone on beach
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Everyone experiences loneliness at some point. But with the transitions that can come later in life – the children moving out, retiring from a job, losing or leaving a spouse – loneliness can hit... read more
silhouette yoga pose against blue sky
05/15/2015
The Role of Exercise as We Age Age is more than a number, especially when it comes to wellness. After 40, exercise is one of the greatest allies in the battle against age-related disease. It’s... read more

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