The following list of sites focus on education and sharing information about positive aging and retirement. They also offer current and interesting news on an ongoing basis. None of them are commercially focused. Perhaps best of all, I find each of these sites interesting, fun and informative to read. If you know of others that fit the SMART description, please let me know and I will add them.
What are my criteria? I have attempted to focus on sites that:
- Share thoughts that engage, inspire, or encourage us as we age and/or retire.
- Puts the perspective on the benefits, good news, and opportunities surrounding aging and retirement, rather than the detriments.
- Aren’t overly technical or financial—and instead puts the focus on the mental, physical, emotional and sometimes spiritual evolution of aging.
- Avoids commercialism along with annoying ads or lots of self-promotion.
- Regularly and consistently adds content (If a blog hasn’t posted anything in a month or more—it won’t be on this list.)
Positive Aging No Matter What Your Age
Agei.st—A site that celebrates living fast and dying old. Encouraging stories of people who are thinkers, creatives and researchers, dedicated to promoting a better understanding of an emergent age.
Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond is a blog written by Sue Loncaric who believes life is to be lived and shares her thoughts and experiences about this fabulous time of life with us all.
A Boomer Girl’s Guide—a personal blog written by Juhli who writes about health, happiness and a life that fits as she ages.
Boomer Café Now in its 17th year, Boomer Café is the original digital magazine (ezine) for baby boomers with active lifestyles and youthful spirits.
Changing In Aging ChangingAging™ is a pro-age movement from Dr. Bill Thomas that challenges conventional views on aging. They believe aging is a strength, rich in developmental potential and growth.
Living Better Fifty An online ezine that focuses on the positive attributes of aging (there are lots!) and looks for opportunities to encourage women to make healthier choices through articles, stories, and testimonies.
Next Avenue Where grown-ups keep growing. Their daily content delivers vital ideas, context and perspectives on issues that matter most as we age.
The Third Age—Healthy Living For Women + Their Families Health and wellness site targeted to women 45 and older.
Growing Bolder—A site that is attempting to “rebrand” growing older by changing the way the world looks at aging by smashing stereotypes and delivering hope, inspiration, and possibility to everyone who continues to age.
Senior Planet Celebrates aging by sharing information and resources that support aging with attitude and helps people stay engaged and active by bringing focus to a range of topics.
The Third Act Project Old guys on the art of aging—who talk about how it feels and what it means to be getting older.
Sixty and Me Produced to empower and motivate women to find their own voice and value in a transitional time of life that offers so much new opportunity.
Still The Lucky Few A blog written by Diane Dahli about what made “the greatest” generation unique, why their place in history is so important, and what they still have to offer.
Encore.org—Their motto is, “Second Acts for greater good” with a focus on building a movement to tap the skills and experience of those in midlife and beyond to improve communities and the world.
WOW—Women’s Older Wisdom—A conversation started by Pat Taub for older women who are fed up with the ageism and sexism in our culture and are looking for cohorts to affirm their value as an older woman.
SMART Living 365–Last year I didn’t list SMART Living 365 but someone suggested I should. I sincerely hope you also believe that SMART Living 365 deserves a place among these great websites.
Blogs & Websites On A Positive Retirement
A Satisfying Retirement Offers Bob Lowry’s passionate perspective about living a Retired life with purpose and joy.
Sightings Over Sixty Where Boomer Tom Sightings looks at health, finance, retirement, grown-up children and … how time flies.
Olderhood— provides Education, Advocacy, and Research to help people from all walks of life transition from their careers to a new life beyond work.
Living Richly In Retirement A blog where a woman named Barb shares ideas about living and loving life and retirement on a fixed income.
Retire In Style Blog—is written by Barbara Torres who covers all sorts of topics about retirement and positive aging—in style of course!
Retirement—Only The Beginning Offers ideas about how to create a fun and financially stable retirement by author Dave Bernard.
Retirement Reflections A blog about retirement, new chapters, new discoveries and new adventures.
Retirement Revised Shares trends in retirement and aging with a holistic view of retirement security, including healthcare and Medicare, Social Security, retirement investing, midlife careers and housing.
Retirementally Challenged Offers ways to gracefully transition from a full-time career to a full-time retiree—along with travel and lots of gratitude.
Second Wind Leisure Perspectives Terri Webster Schrandt’s blog about living a leisure lifestyle from a woman who is a retired recreation and parks practitioner.
The Retirement Manifesto A canvas for sharing ideas to help others create a great retirement.
U.S. News On Retirement Retirement planning ideas and advice from a number of personal finance and lifestyle bloggers.
Joe’s Retirement Blog—A photoblog about beautiful and interesting sights in our world with almost always a positive perspective.
A Retirement Blog by Caree Risover—Caree is from the U.K. and writes about retirement—from planning to implementation to enjoyment.
Victory Lap Retirement—written by Michael Drak who retired in 2014 and is busy helping others transition into their own person versions of “A Victory Lap Retirement.”
Retirement Transition—One woman’s journey (Pat) as she transitions into the next stay of her life without a plan in place.
Life Part 2—Jonathan Look’s blog about possibilities and experiencing the full spectrum of life as he travels, takes photographs, writes, and shares his adventures.
Please enjoy these sites. And if you ever find they are out of date, no longer active, or my links are bad, please let me know. Also, be sure and check out my other page with SMART and interesting links to a few of my favorite bloggers.