Age And Activity Shouldn't Be Strangers

Malcolm McPhail | Posted 13.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm McPhail

I'm a people person. I'm far more comfortable getting out and about, talking to staff and meeting people than I am being holed up in my office. Although this might also be down to a profound dislike of paperwork.

Making Peace With My Hearing Loss

Shari Eberts | Posted 10.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shari Eberts

everybody banner "You have something in your ear," a small voice piped up from behind me at the playground. I heard the voice, but wasn't sure she was talking to me. "Excuse me," she repeated with some alarm, "do you know you have something in your ear?" She was pointing at my ears with surprise.

In A Society Where Knowledge Is Valued, Why Are We Overlooking The Insights That Our Seniors Can Share?

Karen Dolva | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK
Karen Dolva

This year, the theme for the UN's International Day of Older People, centred around tapping into the talents and contributions of older people in soci...

Dementia In Your Family? You Are Not Alone

Beth Britton | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

September marks World Alzheimer's Month, the annual 30-day awareness-raising campaign led by Alzheimer's Disease International. Cue lots of dementia-related news stories, events, and social media activity. Amongst the flurry, this tweet caught my eye:

Ageing In The City: Creativity And Technology To The Rescue

Inge Delobelle | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Tech
Inge Delobelle

Imagine buying your dream house in the city. Over time, it transforms from a house to a home, one where you build a lifetime's worth of memories. It's close to the shops, to the subway station, to the community centre, and the neighbours become more like family than friends.

Does musical appreciation broaden as we age?

Parry Ray | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Parry Ray

Debbie Harry and Blondie are great examples of artists standing the test of time, in my opinion. I know that tastes in music and artists are largely subjective but even in the 80s Blondie was edgy, cool and relevant and 30 years on she still is. Their recent release Pollinator is testament to that.

How Underwear Can Help Promote A Positive Body Image As We Age

Parry Ray | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Style
Parry Ray

Negative body image is something we read about regularly; catwalk models being too thin, airbrushed magazine photos presenting an unreal version of reality and the effects on girls and young women. But actually it can create a negative effect for anyone.

How To Get What You Want Through SHEER Persistence

Stella Ralfini | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Ralfini

Why Marmite? Because I know I'm an acquired taste and my mistake first time around was that I wasn't honest enough in my dating site profile. Stupidly, I joined the flock and wrote roughly what everyone else said - you know, polite tinkle of china tea cups stuff.

I'm Now A Silver Fox

Danielle Wood | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Wood

"You have a grey hair", boldly and brashly he declared. "WHAT?" I gasped. You must be joking? Where? I frantically combed my fingers through my hair, angling both eyes to the right of my head in fear of pin pointing that one and only silver thread.

How Do You Explain Death To Little Children?

J.J. Barnes | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Parents
J.J. Barnes

Life is terminal.  No matter what you do, no matter where you're from.  No matter if you're rich or poor, white or black, Buddhist or Muslim, man or woman, everyone dies.  It's one thing we all have in common.  And it's something my oldest little girl is slowly learning to understand.

LGBT And Elderly? Welcome To The Forgotten Community

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

The financial services sector is remarkably unattractive to many in the LGBT community. One result of this is people who are LGBT don't make suitable ...

How Tech Is Reigniting The Golden Years For Our Ageing Populations

Andreas Schierenbeck | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Tech
Andreas Schierenbeck

In 2016, the global population was estimated to be 7.4 billion; a figure that the United Nations believes will increase to 11.2 billion by the year 2100. Today, one in eight of those 7.4 billion people are over the age of 60. This number is expected to increase as our overall quality of life continues to improve and we all live longer - with life expectancy even breaking the 90 barrier as soon as 2030, according to Imperial College London and the World Health Organization.

The Little Grecian Island Of Spinalonga

Lauren Medlicott | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Lauren Medlicott

I have recently finished a book called The Island by Victoria Hislop. A friend lent me this book following my repeated attempts at starting books that...

Ten Tips For The Maturing Male

Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz

Here are the top ten things that surprised me about ageing: Flirting I can get away with flirting, challenging, questioning, laying boundaries, being ...

Ageing Parents - A Wake Up Call

Beth Britton | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

With this being my 50th Huffington Post blog, I had made a plan for what I'd write about, but like all plans you make when you have ageing parents those plans can go out of the window very quickly.

Ain't Getting Any Taller Or Younger...

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

My parents are short people with tall personalities. I wished it had been the other way round. Then it was my religion. It had clearly turned its back on me. Despite my constant prayers, I stayed put at five feet. And then it was friendship.

We Boomers Are Not Prepared To Go Gently Into That Good Night. Oh No!

Jan Shure | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

How do I know that? Because, around 15 years ago, 50 was the New 30; then 60 was the New 40 or the New 50 (you choose). And now, 70 is the New 50. You can probably see a pattern emerging here: as we Baby-boomers (i.e. those of us born between 1945 and 1955) hit a new milestone birthday and arrive at a new decade, that decade becomes The New 30, The New 40 or The New 50.

Wrestling With Age

Richard Davis | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Sport
Richard Davis

To me they were invincible, their oily and toned physiques worked the stage like gladiators of a long past era. Such godly figures - mostly - could work the crowd with immense ease; a single action could be the difference between utter silence and thunderous applause. How could I not be attracted to such power.

The Talent That Facebook And Amazon Miss

Paul Sloane | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Sloane

And older people seem to be getting smarter. The average age of Nobel prize winners has increased significantly. According to a study reported in Nature 'comparing discoveries made before 1905 with after 1985, the average age at which physicists made their discoveries rose from 37 to 50.

Age Does Not Matter

Alex B | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Style
Alex B

I have lost count of how many times I have been invited to comment on older women wearing bikinis, the question always being at what age they should stop. As a model, I am rarely hired to shoot lingerie or swimwear, I have only done it a couple of times, which I find rather bizarre.

How To Prevent And Treat Sun Damaged Skin Tone

Lorena Oberg | Posted 24.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lorena Oberg

Every person needs to beware of the sun. There are of course health reasons; skin cancer has approximately 15,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Although survival rates are high, this mostly preventable disease is not something to be messed with.

Celebrating Old Fartdom

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

I'm proud to say I'm a fairly impressive Old Fart myself, at 60. Are you? Here are my top ten attributes of a Genuinely Magnificent Old Fart.

I Beat Cancer and Tonight the Music Starts

Pepi Lemer | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Pepi Lemer

Well, here I am. Backstage at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho, ready for my comeback gig. I can't say this journey has been easy. Getting back on stage at the age of 72 is hard enough. But coming back from beating cancer of the oesophagus has made it almost impossible at times.

There Are No Handbooks for the Darkness Cancer Brings - But Music Helped Me Survive

Pepi Lemer | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Pepi Lemer

There has been much written about mortality, but there are no handbooks to help the sufferer cope with the darkness that engulfs them through their treatment and after. I went through 10 months of life without colour or everydayness.

The Winning Anti-Ageing Combination for Your Skin

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Style
Dr Anjali Mahto

Retinoids are a firm favourite with both dermatologists and beauty editors alike. There are a large number available, all marketed for their anti-aging properties, but the truth is they are not all the same in their potency or effects. So how do you know which one to buy? Are the prescription strength ones better than the ones you can buy over the counter?