In case you haven’t noticed, I love making lists. Not only do they help me stay organized, I believe they are a great way to communicate and share information. And since turning 60 over a year ago, I’ve also begun to read and follow more and more blogs and websites that share positive and SMART information about aging and retirement. So today I’m offering a list of noteworthy sites for 2016.
I got the idea when another website offered to repost one of my articles on positive aging titled, 9 Reasons Why What We Think About Aging Matters. When looking through the Ovid.com website I noticed they also offered an annual list, and when I inquired, they explained that the list was one of their most popular.
But after scrolling through their site, and doing research of my own, I found quite a few sites leaned more toward the commercial than informational. In addition, after reviewing several other sites offering similar information, I found that many blogs had not been updated in weeks, if not months. With that in mind, I offer you the following list of up-to-date sites that focus on education and sharing information about positive aging and retirement as well as new and interesting news on an ongoing basis. Perhaps best of all, I find each of these sites interesting, fun and informative to read.
So here goes:
Positive Aging No Matter What Your Age
Any Shiny Thing—Life after 50: A site where we celebrate aging. Because life is too short and precious to devalue half of it.
Boomer Café Now in its 17th year, BoomerCafé is the original digital magazine (ezine) for baby boomers with active lifestyles and youthful spirits.
Changing In Aging ChangingAging™ is a pro-age movement challenging conventional views on aging. We believe aging is a strength, rich in developmental potential and growth.
Feisty Side of Fifty Revolutionizing the spirit and style of aging.
Healthy Aging A diverse collection of lifestyle articles focused on healthy aging for all ages. Most of the content is free without a subscription.
Living Better Fifty An online ezine that encourages women to live better physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually.
Midlife Boulevard An online ezine passionately focused on issues affecting the lives of women over 40 and beyond.
Next Avenue Where grown-ups keep growing.
Senior Correspondent Providing varied and in-depth reporting for readers who want the perspective that comes only from experience. They call it a “seasoned view of the world.”
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 Sage Companion Is an educational and social enterprise supporting individual empowerment—regardless of age, sex, or physical ability.
The Third Age—Healthy Living For Women + Their Families Health and wellness site targeted to women 45 and older.
The Third Act Project Old guys on the art of aging.
Second Wind Leisure Perspectives A blog about living a leisure lifestyle from a woman who is a retired recreation and parks practitioner.
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 Sharing what made “the greatest” generation unique, why their place in history is so important and what they still have to offer.
Vibrant Nation A website for GenX and Boomer women to connect and support one another on issues unique to this life stage.
Walker Thornton A blog that explores sexuality, relationships, women’s and men’s sexual health, caregiving and other midlife topics.
Blogs & Websites On A Positive Retirement
A Satisfying Retirement Offering a passionate perspective about living a Retired life with purpose and joy.
Adventures Of The New Old Farts Stories of retirement and change from suburbia to rural southern Colorado by 60-year-old newlyweds.
Intentional Retirement Life is short. Be intentional. Helping to reimagine retirement by showing how to stop deferring your dreams and living the life you’ve always wanted.
Retire Happy — Make Retirement The Best Years Of Your Life Canadian site offering financial planning and other information for us all.
Retire Early Lifestyle A baby boomer couple sharing what they learned from retiring early nearly 30 years ago.
Retire In Style Blog writes about retirement out there where the rubber meets the road
Living Richly In Retirement A blogger who is living and loving life and retirement on a fixed income.
Retirement—Only The Beginning Sharing ideas about how to create a fun and financially stable retirement.
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.
Sightings Over Sixty A Baby Boomer looks at health, finance, retirement, grown-up children and … how time flies.
Survive Your Husband’s Retirement As a dedicated problem solver, this baby boomer shares answers about how to stay happily married after retirement.
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.
Obviously, there are hundreds of other good blogs and websites out there that offer benefits. But these are ones I offer to you as a year-end gift for 2016. I will be keeping this list on its own “SMART Page” in the right-hand column of SMART Living 365, so if you don’t have time today, please refer to it in the future. Also, if you know of other blogs or a website that should be included, please list them in the comments below. (Remember, to be considered for addition the sites must not be primarily commercial and must be current with consistent content.)
Regardless of our age, I think it is beneficial to continually read and absorb information that reminds us that thinking in a positive and optimistic way about aging and retirement is good for us. In the days to come, I intend to write more on the topic about those things I find interesting and relevant as much as possible. Join me and help to make the years ahead positive and SMART!
Note: I also offer links to other SMART sites I read and enjoy regularly HERE.
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