There are simply more things you need to think about and possible concerns to navigate when it comes to your health as you get older.
And it’s more important than ever in 2020 to find support and trustworthy sources to help you stay safe and healthy.
That’s exactly what our 12 “Best Senior Health Blogs of 2020” help you do.
These blogs sift through what seem like endless news and health updates that can help you live a happier, healthier life.
Drs. Thelma Reese and Barbara Fleisher of ElderChicks have quite storied individual histories and careers in education and nonprofits. In their blog, you’ll read about everything from managing your health during the COVID-19 pandemic to understanding events like the protests around the murder of George Floyd.
Senior Planet is much more than a blog. It’s a nonprofit with both physical locations across the country and online resources that help you do anything from getting exercise and socializing to tackling technology challenges. Senior Planet can help you spot fake news, learn how cloud storage works, get critical updates about COVID-19, and do online fitness classes.
Debbie and Michael Campbell of Seattle did what many people would call the opposite of retirement in July 2013 when they rented out their home and hit the road to live a mobile life. The couple has since traveled to more than 300 cities in 85 countries and written a blog and two books all the while. Their message? Wanderlust doesn’t need to end when you retire. Indeed, travel — and experiencing new things and connecting with new people all over the world — can be very good for your health!
Time Goes By is the personal blog of Ronni Bennett. She’s been called the “mother superior of elderblogging.” And Bennett’s blog is nothing short of fully honest about what it’s like to get older. Bennett’s decades in the media industry have given her an eye for detail. Her clear voice reminds us that getting older isn’t always easy. And talking about it can be healing in itself.
You probably didn’t spend most of your life looking forward to getting old. But Ashton Applewhite of the This Chair Rocks blog thinks you should have. Her first book about women who do well after divorces got her in hot water with notorious conservative figure Phyllis Schlafly. Applewhite now takes on the challenge of calling out discriminatory treatment of seniors with her perfect blend of satire and statement.
Society does a good job of making you think sex is over when you’re a senior. Joan Price disagrees. And she has the evidence and advice to help you understand her position on why sex can be even better as you age. Price brings decades of expertise and personal experience to her blog. Her inspiration came from her own relationship with the 64-year-old Robert Rice. Their marriage showed her just how “spicy” senior sex could be.
Judy Freedman is known as JudiBoomergirl to the “blogosphere.” She’s all about making life after 50 look “cool” with reviews and wellness tips on her popular blog. Her message of self-love and self-acceptance in seniorhood aligns with her own self-proclaimed philosophy: to “age gracefully and keep my chin up so my neck stays forever wrinkle-free.”
Mary Eileen Williams is nothing if not accomplished. She’s got a master’s degree in career development and a laundry list of TV appearances on major networks. Her Boomer Life blog (along with a radio show and podcast) is filled with stories about everything from retirement to surviving the challenges for seniors of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Changing Aging is more than just a blog. It’s an entire platform all about “embracing elderhood” with a huge library of resources to help you feel like you know what you’re doing as you get older. Founders Dr. Bill Thomas and Kavan Peterson have helped companies make services more accessible to seniors. Thomas is especially notable for creating the radical positive philosophy around aging known as The Eden Alternative.
Senior Style Bible is the project of former model and make-up artist Dorrie Jacobson, who moved to Los Angeles at nearly 80 to launch her lifestyle brand for women over 60. Dorrie lives for fashion. She claims that “my heart still skips a beat when I spy something I adore.” And her passion is not only for fashion but also for empowering older women to wear their beauty “with an air of confidence” even if the world says differently.
Diverse Elders is a coalition of organizations that aims to represent the diverse aging population in the United States through changing policies and programs to serve the needs of all seniors no matter their background. Diverse Elders seeks to openly discuss how senior life can look very different as a result of diversity in race and ethnicity as well as gender and sexual orientation. Their blog gives advice on what we can all do to make sure all seniors can look forward to equal treatment at any age.
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