by Ellen Blake originally posted 8.5.2019 updated 2.8.2021 "Live with a stranger? No Way!" I hear this statement many times. But people are starting to rethink their living situations. For example, my active and youthful friend, Marilyn, was widowed last year at age 56. She and her husband planned to grow old together in
This month’s book recommendation from Andrea Peskind Katz from Great Thoughts, Great Readers: The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict ENTER SWEEPSTATES FOR A FREE HARDCOVER COPY OF THE MYSTERY OF MRS. CHRISTIE The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room returns with a
by Ellen Blake updated January 7, 2021 What is cohousing? Cohousing is a style of living that originated in Denmark in the 1970's. It's an intentional community of private homes organized around common space, shared meals and group activities. In the U.S., cohousing started in the early 2000's. It is not the same
Author: Leslie Farin originally posted May 31, 2018 updated January 3, 2021 Update 01/03/2021 The Goldsteins are still living the RV life - and loving it. They continue to happily travel around in their 400 square foot home, a 41' long Heartland Landmark fifth-wheel trailer towed by a Ford F-450 Super Duty. As of
2020 book recommendations from Andrea Peskind Katz from Great Thoughts, Great Readers (chosen especially for 50Plus-Today Reader...) BEST BOOKS 2020 Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen It’s 1965 and Cosmopolitan magazine’s brazen new editor in chief—Helen Gurley Brown—shocks America and saves a dying publication by daring to talk to women about all things off-limits…read more A Good Neighborhood: A
by Laurie Miller Owner, Apple Care and Companion originally posted 4/18/2018 updated 12/23/2020 Home Care for Parents When do my parents need home care? How do I know? What should I look for? Where do I begin? These are questions people ask me all the time. This topic is not black and white, but a wide array of shades of
This month’s book recommendation from Great Thoughts, Great Readers Woman on the Edge by Samantha Bailey A moment on the subway platform changes two women’s lives forever—the #1 national bestselling thriller that will take your breath away. A total stranger on the subway platform whispers, “Take my baby.” She places her child in your arms.
by Ellen Blake A longer holiday shopping season this year The holiday season feels different this year - because it is different. For one thing, it's twice as long. Covid-19 forced retailers to make changes to their holiday sales cycle, which affects how we shop. The "special" deals started much earlier than
by Leslie Farin, Publisher 50Plus-Today originally posted 12.14.2019 updated 12.9.2020 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
By Amy Jones originally posted 4/15/2019 updated 12/1/2020 Dating challenges at age 50+ As I started to write this article, I realized how many challenges we face dating at 50Plus. The spectrum of why men and women are single at our age is enormous. Some are single for the first time since college. Other
Author: Amy Jones revised 11/25/2020 originally posted 3/25/2019 Dating is different now If you haven’t noticed, dating is quite different now in this technology driven, fast paced, instant gratification post-divorce world. There are numerous divorced singles; for those of us who want to find love and remarry, we are on a search. You would
by Ellen Blake Make your virtual celebrations more festive Will you celebrate the holidays via Zoom this year? That's the plan for most of us, I think. I definitely prefer the traditional in-person celebrations of years past with my large loud family, however fortunately online platforms provide a reasonable opportunity to connect.
By Andrea Peskind Katz, Great Thoughts Great Readers This month’s book recommendation from Great Thoughts, Great Readers The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman Rarely do you run across a book where you highlight quote after quote, smiling as you do so. The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman is