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Don’t Leave Home! Why Ageing in Place is the Key to Ageing Well

Don’t Leave Home! Why Ageing in Place is the Key to Ageing Well

They say home is where the heart is. It’s the place where we’re surrounded by all of the things we love, treasured memories and comfort and familiarity. But what happens when living at home isn’t as safe and easy as it once was? In the past, the only option for many people was to move…

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By 50 Shades, August 25, 2021 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
Online Counselling Can Help You Beat Middle-Age Depression

Online Counselling Can Help You Beat Middle-Age Depression

It’s no secret that getting older can be a bit difficult at times. Some of us feel like we are ageing like a fine wine and others will wonder how the years flew by so quickly. Getting older is something that can be a real treasure, though. You have the ability to use all of…

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By 50 Shades, November 15, 2018 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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The Grey Army are Doing it for Themselves!

The Grey Army are Doing it for Themselves!

During one of my weekly visits to my octogenarian mum’s unit, my mum was telling me about the group of people she employs to help with chores around her place. She has a 70+ year old female gardener called Lou, an 80+ year old handyman that recently water-pressure cleaned her driveway, a 60+ year old…

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By 50 Shades, August 10, 2017 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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A Week of 60th Birthday Celebrations

A Week of 60th Birthday Celebrations

Well it happened! I turned 60 around ten days ago and believe it or not nothing unpleasant occurred in the process! I didn’t suddenly gain more wrinkles, have to purchase a walker or a hearing aid, nor did I wake up with any new aches and pains.

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By 50 Shades, February 16, 2017 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Ageing Positively

Ageing Positively

I asked a group of eleven “mature aged” bloggers for their top tips on ageing positively and here is what they came up with……

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By 50 Shades, November 17, 2016 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Ageism is Alive and Rife!

Ageism is Alive and Rife!

It is a sad fact of life that society is hung up on youthfulness and the quest to stay forever young.

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By 50 Shades, October 5, 2016 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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The Ugly Truth About Being 50+

Age! People are so preoccupied with it. We are constantly judging people based on their age by saying things like “she looks great for her age, but she’s had some work done” or “she is too old to be wearing that mini skirt”. I know this because I am guilty of judging women, in particular,…

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By 50 Shades, February 3, 2015 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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RIP High Heels

  I have finally come to terms with the fact that my poor bunioned feet (affectionately referred to as my bunnies!) can no longer withstand high high heeled shoes.  It is a tragedy I know!  My once beautiful high heeled shoe collection has almost disappeared, (apart from a couple of pairs that I just couldn’t…

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By 50 Shades, November 29, 2013 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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25 Inspirational Quotes for the Over 50’s

As you all know I love a good quote! I thought I would start off the week by putting together a selection of my favourite 25 inspirational quotes for the over 50’s. I love number 8, as I believe that there is beauty in age which is not always on the surface. I truly believe…

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By 50 Shades, November 25, 2013 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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How to tell a woman’s age.

    You can always tell how old a woman is, they say.  Just look carefully.  And no it’s not by looking at her wrinkles, her grey hairs or her middle age spread!  You just need to sneak a peek in her handbag, bathroom vanity or medicine cabinet!   20   Somethings 30-40   Somethings…

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By 50 Shades, November 8, 2013 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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