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102-Year-Old Former Dancer Sees Herself On Film For First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Back in the day, 102-year-old Alice Barker was something of a dancing queen. She even shared the stage with the likes of Frank Sinatra. At the Bro...

Get The Party Poppers Out, Scientists Say Sixty Is The New Middle Age

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For years, hitting 50 has been classed as a milestone for becoming "middle-aged". But now (and probably to the delight of many) researchers have su...

This Proves Your Tattoo(s) Will Look Awesome In Fifty Years

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Considering getting a tattoo but worried what it'll look like in fifty years time? Let these (incredibly cool) guys and gals quell your concerns......

Grandma Opens Paper To Find Topless Pin-Up Photos Of Her In The 50s

News Team International | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Flicking through a copy of her local paper, Helen Dunn never could have imagined that she'd see a familiar face staring back at her. But that's exa...

Twiggy On Ageism In Fashion: 'Of Course You Can Wear Leather At 65'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Style

Twiggy has made a rallying cry for women 'of a certain age' not to feel pressured into 'dressing for their age'. "I refuse to say women of certain...

A Happy and Safe Mother's Day

Jonathan Simpson | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Simpson

This Sunday is Mother's Day, a time to appreciate the women in our lives and the family unit. Sadly one in four women, many of whom will be mothers, will experience domestic abuse in their lives and will wake up feeling scared, apprehensive or isolated.

'Over 50 Shades Of Grey' Lingerie Advert Puts Fifty Plus Women In The Spotlight

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This year has already shown huge promise when it comes to women over the age of 50 being represented fairly in the fashion industry. And now, onli...

84-Year-Old Grandma Gets Strike At Her First Time Bowling

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You'd never think it was this 84-year-old grandmother's first time bowling... SEE ALSO: Elders Reacting To Kim Kardashian's Nude Photos Could Br...

Do You Find The Thought Of Elderly People Having Sex Gross?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

This week the first major study of sexual health in the 'over 70s' found that our elderly counterparts are still very much enjoying an active sex life...

Meet The World's Oldest Mother, Who Gave Birth At 74

Barcroft | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Looking after a small energetic child can be exhausting, even for those in the prime of their life. Spare a thought then for Omkali Singh, 80, who...

Joni Mitchell and Joan Didion: Let's Celebrate Older Beauty

Kat Lister | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kat Lister

In a world that idolises the eternally ageless - the youthful dead, if you will - we are less inclined to value the lifelines that marble the face of a woman. We tend to turn away from the woman who looks at us and says: I've completed my life. I know me.

This 77-Year-Old Can (Probably) Lift More Than You

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Willie Murphy, a 77-year-old power lifter, who is redefining what it means to be fit. The 105-pound grandmother, who works out three time per ...

People In Their 30s Among Thousands Showing Signs Of Early-Onset Dementia

PA / The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new health study has shown that twice as many people in the UK, including those in their thirties and forties, develop dementia before they hit 65. ...

What Do Playboy Bunnies Look Like When They Retire?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Playboy bunnies are synonymous with long limbs, pert breasts, fuzzy tails and bunny ears... the epitome of old school pin-up style sexiness. Not to...

How Just Two Minutes Of Intense Exercise Per Week Can Help Boost Pensioners' Health

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought that high-intensity training (HIT) was just for lycra-clad gym buffs, then think again. Because this style of exercise can also help th...

How Do Football Fans Manage To Remember So Much Information?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From a player's biography to match results, a memorable goal to career-ending injury, football fans can remember a hell of a lot of information. An...

These Fashion Grandpas Dress Better Than You Do (Probably)

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you associate old aged men with orthopaedic shoes and high-waisted trousers, think again. Now there's a new breed of style-savvy grandpa taking the...

Meet The Over 60s Enjoying An Active Sex Life

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While many may like to think their grandparents are sat under a blanket with a hot cup of cocoa, a new Channel 4 News documentary series reveals somet...

This Could Catch Parkinson's Disease Early

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A brain-scanning technique that detects early signs of Parkinson's holds out the hope of tackling the disease before it starts to cause symptoms. R...

Why 80-Year-Olds Should Still Be Hitting The Gym...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Keeping active in later life - even into your 70s and 80s - could help maintain good health, research has revealed. According to a recent study, ol...

70 Is the New 60... So Enjoy Later Life!

Diana Moran | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

One in five people in the UK will be 65 and over by the year 2020 and longevity should be celebrated. Growing older isn't a disease, it happens to us all! Treating older people with dignity and respect in care homes and hospitals is one of the most urgent aspects of later life that needs to be addressed.

This 98-Year-Old Fitness Instructor Is Proof That Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There aren't many fitness instructors who own a Zimmer frame, but then 98-year-old Hildegard Gigl is something of an exception. While she may be pu...

Transfusions Of Young Blood 'Could Treat Alzheimer's Disease'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Transfusions of young blood could reverse the ageing process and may even help treat Alzheimer's disease, scientists have found. According to their...

WATCH: How To Prevent Cleavage Wrinkles

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While many of us fret about the lines on our forehead or crow's feet around the eyes, it turns out that there's another sign of ageing to worry about ...

Simple Test Can Tell Whether You'll Live To Old Age..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget having a palm reader analyse the length at your life line, a simple test could hold the clues to longevity. Monitoring a series of short exe...