Hunkered down for now with lots of anxiety about how the coronavirus pandemic will play out, I try to stay optimistic. With a whole lot less rushing around, I tell myself I have time for some of the things I try to make time for regularly, but don't.
This month’s book recommendation from Andrea Peskind Katz from Great Thoughts, Great Readers:
A Good Neighborhood: A Novel by Therese Anne Fowler
“A feast of a read... I finished A Good Neighborhood in a single sitting. Yes, it’s that good.” ―Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and A Spark of Light
In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina
by Steph Santo
I attended my 40th high school reunion recently and part of the weekend included a tour of the school. Few changes were made since I last saw those hallways and classrooms in 1979. The one change however that stayed top of mind the rest of my visit was
by Ellen Blake
First world problem
I have too much stuff. I'm frustrated that I have nothing to wear, yet my closet is overflowing. I hate to get rid of something that I just know I'll wear at some point, though to be honest, that day never comes. And because my closet
by Stephanie Gonzalez
Valentine's Day is just not my thing.
I understand that Valentine’s Day is a real holiday and not what people call a “Hallmark holiday”. Some quick research into Valentine’s Day shows it started in the 5th century and, in my opinion, is a much better option than the festival
This month's book recommendation from Andrea Peskind Katz from Great Thoughts, Great Readers:
Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen
“‘Mad Men meets The Devil Wears Prada,’ which might as well be saying ‘put me in your cart immediately.’”—PopSugar
It’s 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine’s brazen new editor in chief—Helen Gurley Brown—shocks America and saves a dying publication by
by Ellen Blake
How are your New Year's resolutions going so far? We are not even a month in, and already I feel my resolve slipping away. My list of goals for 2020 is long - and almost exclusively revolve around what I want to do for others. I was taught
by Deanna King
Socrates once said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”.
It took me years to face my fears and make a difficult, albeit necessary, decision. Fifteen years to be exact. Though my journey was far
by Ellen Blake
Why didn't anyone tell me chin hair is part of aging?
I had no idea women randomly sprout dark hairs on or under their chin as they grow older. Sometimes these awkward strands grow long and wiry before I notice them. I thought I was alone with this
by Ellen Blake
New Year, New Mindset
Wow, 2019 is over! How did that happen so quickly? The years seem to go faster as I get older. As I look back over the past 365 days, I realize I experienced good times and bad, and learned a great deal from both along
I love Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies - always have. These homemade thin mint cookies taste just like the real deal and are simple to make in only 10 minutes using oreo cookies. Only 3 ingredients for this copy cat version!
13 Oreo Cookies, separated with middle cream scraped off
by Leslie Farin, Publisher 50Plus-Today
Missing Mom during the holidays
People who lost their moms warned me how difficult it can be to get through the December holidays. And not just the first year. Their absence becomes more bearable as time passes, but the hole in your heart just doesn't seem to
The Good Old Days...
A friend sent me this post she found online from an anonymous source. Most of these sentiments are from before my time, but I remember my parents made reference to some of them! How about you? Do you remember them?
Did you hear the post office is
This week's book recommendation from Andrea Peskind Katz from Great Thoughts, Great Readers:
This Is Not How It Ends
From USA Today bestselling author Rochelle B. Weinstein comes a moving novel of hearts lost and found, and of one woman torn between two love stories.
Charlotte and Philip had a deep and instant connection when
Award-winning author Lana McAra is the host of “Now It’s My Turn! Where the 50+ woman awakens her spark and en-joys her life” on the Awake TV Network. www.NowItsMyTurn.TV Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful things are everywhere, if we will simply notice.
Yesterday, sitting at my desk I looked up to see three ladybugs
by Harriet Gross
Hanukkah is NOT the "Jewish Christmas"
The most-anticipated time of the year is approaching so quickly, we can hardly keep up with grabbing the gifts we want to give from the eagerness of shops to be rid of them!
Just kidding, of course. I’ve long given up the idea that
by Ellen Blake
Holidays. I love them and I hate them. A pile of unwrapped gifts here, a box of stocking stuffers there. Not nearly done with the cooking and party guests arrive in two hours. Every year I tell myself I will start earlier and organize better, but life gets
By Leslie Farin
Sometimes I notice my kids' eyebrows shoot up when I say certain words - words I grew up with and still use without thinking. The blank expressions on their millennial faces clearly show they think I am an old fuddy-duddy. Not that they would know what fuddy-duddy means.
by Arlen Hollis Kane
Well, That’s a Problem
You’re welcome.” I just had to get that out. You may be wondering why I dangled that without so much as a “thank you” preceding it. As I said, I had to get it out there – and fast, because it may be the
by Leslie Farin
WHAT IS DOROT?
We recommend you take advantage of the wonderful programs offered by DOROT in NYC. This organization strives to meet the needs of older adults, whatever they may be. If you are looking for food, friendship, exercise, shopping assistance, referrals, cultural activities, or even personalized computer lessons,