Top 100 Senior Blogs & Web Sites
This blog was originally posted in 2008. Some of the links are now outdated. Feel free to visit our updated "Top 100 Senior and Boomer Websites."
Today's retirees and seniors know how to stay on top of current events, meet people from around the world, and offer advice to folks who might otherwise not want to listen -- by blogging. Here is SeniorsForLiving.com's pick of the top 100 senior blogs and retiree-ready destinations on the Web.
And just because these blogs and sites are by and about seniors doesn't mean they're bland, boring, or inspired by Denny's Rooty, Tooty Fresh 'n Fruity or a nice round of Bingo. In fact, riveting topics abound, from anti-aging advice and health information to financial advice, senior humor, one retired couple's second-home adventure in the Maltese Islands, and lots more.
We can't stop the aging process, but these funny blogs help us enjoy the lighter side of it.
Suddenly Senior: Described as “a place for everyone who's become a senior before their time,” Suddenly Senior mixes some of the world's best senior jokes with useful information and poignant true stories.
Mature, Not Senile: This light-hearted blog offers fun yet practical advice on adjusting to aging and the retirement years.
Mama Flo's Place: This retired, ex-smoking Grandma is turning a new leaf in her old age.
Of Greener Pastures: With a touch of nostalgia, this blog will lead you on a journey into retirement age, the age of Greener Pastures.
Computer use among seniors continues to grow. Let these informative tech blogs help you expand your knowledge base.
The Future of Aging: SOTEL Communities explores how technology will affect aging in the future.
Senior Net: A senior's go-to place to learn about the Internet and using the computer.
The Savvy Boomer: Visit this guide to technology and the Internet for Boomers and Seniors.
Vaboomer: Via workshops, teleconferences, and e-books, cultural anthropologist and Boomeranger Virginia Cornue, PhD, provides culture and support for Baby Boomers.
Miiikee World: Information on technology (and more!) from the mind of an active, twice-retired senior citizen who's not heading to the rocking chair anytime soon.
Health & Safety
There are more places to look for answers than there are questions about senior health. Let these blogs do the work for you.
Medical News Today: This informative site provides reliable health news about seniors and aging - and it's updated hourly.
WebMD Community: The ever-reliable WebMD health experts sound off with views on today's health news.
Senior Health: This one-stop site gathers health information from the National Institutes of Health.
Wiser Now: This blog touches upon aging, Alzheimer's, and brain activities for a healthy mind and life.
Senior Safety: Experts Jeff Miller, Dr. Eric Sternlicht, and Ellen Sacks, blog about Boomers, seniors, safety, exercise, nutrition, and caregiving.
Socializing, Dating … and Sex
In spite of what your adult children may think, seniors enjoy a social life, too.
Senior Dating Personals: “The Blog for Senior Singles” is for those over 50 seeking senior dating, personals, and information.
The Senior Bachelor: Follow Richard Roe around the world as he searches for love.
Ask Mars Venus: Touch base with a highly-skilled coach at Ask Mars Venus, the recognized leader in dating and relationship support. Every coach is extensively trained in the expert relationship advice of John Gray, best-selling author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.
Senior Match: This network is a safe place for meeting passionate 50+ singles.
Better Than I Ever Expected: In her blog, author Joan Price offers straight talk about sex after 60, aiming to prove that older women are not sexless.
The Elders Tribune: This co-op online publication is a gathering place - a community -for older adults to socialize and meet new people.
With increasing tolerance for alternative lifestyles, seniors have a chance to express what they were once forced to hide.
Gay Primetimers: This webring connects homepages by gay men age 40 and over.
Lesbian Primetimers: Lesbians age 40+ can connect their homepages here without worrying about explicit material.
Old Lesbians Organizing for Change: This national network of “old lesbians over age 60” uses education and public discourse to confront ageism in our society.
Money & Retirement
Whether you're already retired or soon to be, these blogs will help you with your money questions.
Aging Gratefully: Form the retirement that you always wanted with co-hosts that call themselves the Doctor and the Man From Hollywood. Show how hip you are by subscribing to their podcasts as well!
Scott Burns: With nearly 40 years of experience, Scott Burns ranks as one of the five most widely read personal finance writers in the country.
The Money Alert: A helpful source for personal finance and retirement planning.
The Retirement Pros: Your Retirement Professionals are experts in the field of investing. This site will help you understand your financial options for securing a comfortable retirement life.
Retirement 4 U: This blog offers simple - and not so simple - tips for retirement planning.
Retirement Investigator: If you're about to retire, or have already retired, this blog will keep you up-to-date on retirement issues. Stay on top of the ever-changing information - from raising grandkids to investing - and learn all you can about happy retirement.
Consumer Reports Retirement: We trust consumer reports to tell us which car or refrigerator to buy. Now trust them for advice on a happier, healthier retirement.
Money and Happiness: Knowing that many Americans are worried about their ability to afford a comfortable retirement, author Laura Rowley blogs about her book Money & Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life.
Sam Speak: Random thoughts from a typical 50-year-old male and his experiences in selecting a financial planner and everything else than retirement entails.
Retire to India: Nigel, a 40-something engineer, is a first-generation immigrant and a naturalized US citizen who wants to share his plan for generating income in early retirement.
Retirement Think: This blog is for people of all ages who want to map out a retirement plan and learn about 401Ks, IRAs, pension plans, and more.
The War in Iraq
Seniors and senior veterans express their feelings about the war.
The Conservative Independent: This blog expresses a middle-of-the-road viewpoint about the war, politics, and much more.
Veterans for Common Sense: VCS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to raise the unique and powerful voices of veterans so that our military, veterans, freedom, and national security are protected and enhanced, for ourselves and for future generations.”
Bring Them Home Now: This campaign of veterans, military families, and more push for “an end to misguided military adventures.”
Iraq Moratorium: This blog encourages folks to take action on their own or with others to end the war in Iraq.
Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Founded in 1967 when six Vietnam vets marched in a peace demonstration, VVAW is still going strong, continuing its fight for peace, justice, and the rights of all veterans.
Age before beauty? Either way, you go first.
Gorgeous Grandma: Author, columnist, radio host, and speaker Alice Solomon for women over 50, 60, or 70 “who want to thrive, not just survive,” offers beauty tips, dating advice, and more.
Brazen Hussies: This site pays homage to the golden days of Hollywood and serves up satire, gossip, and humor Mae West-style.
In Touch with Jeannine: Jeannine Schenewerk offers beauty, fashion, and self-esteem tips for the mature woman, including help with diet, exercise, skin-care and more.
Not all retirees want (or can afford) to stop working…
Experience Works: Low-income seniors get help finding good jobs in their local communities.
Retirement Jobs Online: Want to make supplemental retirement income on the Internet? Then this is the site for you.
Continuing Careers: Check out this blog for retirement job advice, resume and interview tips, and much more.
Now What?: You're retired but not ready to be out of the work force. What now?
Senior bloggers can be found all over the world.
Chicago Senior Living Information: With this informative blog, seniors living in Chicago can easily find entertainment, activities, seminars, and more.
Charlottesville's Not For Seniors Only: Arleen Yobs welcomes those “55 and BETTER” to blog with her. Young folks are welcome to chime in, too.
Canadian Senior Years: Designed for Canadians over 50, this site provides the best information, articles, and news on the web, and gives seniors a place to get to know each other.
If you aren't spending your retirement traveling, then join these folks on line.
Costa Rica Retirement: Want to retire in Costa Rica? Or perhaps you already have? This blog will help you make the most of it!
In Search of Nirvana: Join this retired firefighter as he and his wife begin a new life on the Maltese Island of Gozo.
Gray Googlers: This couple hopes to make new friends on the road and the Internet as they travel through retirement.
Senior Travel: This blog helps seniors who love to travel find exciting adventures and great discounts.
Living in Dominica: Observations of retirement in the West Indian island of Dominica.
Baby Boomer Advocate: Boomers can find loads of information about retirement, travel, vacation, education, activities, and so much more.
Through the treasured stories of their lives, seniors are passing on their values and life lessons.
The Life of Riley: Olive Riley of Queensland, Australia, is 107 years old and sharing her extensive life experiences - she was there for the opening of the Sydney Harbor Bridge! - on her blog (or, as she calls it, her “blob”).
My Mom's Blog: Thoroughly Modern Mille Garfield is blogging at age 82 years young. Millie's knack for humorous and authentic storytelling will keep you coming back for more.
Quilting from the Preacher's Kid: Jan Boillat shares her musings about “the golden years” in this inspirational blog.
Where are they now? We trusted their reporting in years past, and they're still working hard to bring us the truth.
Time Goes By: Former radio and television reporter Ronnie Bennett brings her skills to this blog with information on every aspect of aging: age discrimination, politics, public policy, technology, family, death, and so much more.
Boomers TV: Seasoned broadcast journalists and Boomer couple Mark and Nancy Mills share compelling stories of Boomers moving into a new phase of life.
The Columnists: This is where “those ol' geezers and geezerines” go after they retire from the city newspaper. The Columnists give us humor, nostalgia, and a “old” slant on new issues.
The Octogenarian: This first-generation American and World War II veteran shares his memoirs as a retired journalist and his commentaries on current world events.
The Erickson Tribune: America's largest publication for people 65+ is published by Tom Mann. In his blog, Mann wants our country's “most ignored generation” to know he's listening.
Senior Housing and Senior Care
A huge concern for today's seniors, these blogs offer advice and direction about the senior housing
Assisted Living: This blog is continuously updated with the latest regarding Assisted Living and senior care.
Elder Care: A blog for elders and those caring for them.
Wesley Retirement Resources: Wesley Homes is a mission driven not-for-profit organization that provides a network of services offering a continuum of care for older adults.
Nourishing Relationships: This blog, maintained by a psychologist and a marriage and family therapists, helps women of the “sandwich generation” nourish family relationships without starving themselves.
Mothering Mother and More: Posts here are dedicated to dealing with the role reversal of having to parent a parent.
Senior Care Notes: This informal blog pays special attention to issues and trends affecting the senior care market.
Sometimes I Feel Like a Piece of Bologna: This blog about parenting, aging, aging parents and being part of the Sandwich Generation is run by an army of one woman who is a wife, mother, mother-in-law, the oldest of four and a writer and speaker.
Aging Parents Insight: This blog offers tips for dealing with your parents' aging process -- and your own.
Elder Laws and the Government
Need information about government programs? These blogs can help.
Gov Gab: With links to government-sponsored services and organizations, Your US Government Blog is the ideal place for starting any federal government search.
Elder Law Answers: This board provides a good resource for estate planning, long-term care conerns, Medicare/Medicaid, and other elder law issues.
My Retirement Blog: While there are government programs like social security and medicare/Medicaid, it is your responsibility to take charge of your own retirement. This blog is one man's journey to figure out how to retire happy, healthy, and wise.
When you can't find someone nearby to play a board game, jump on the Internet and play away!
Online Gaming: Playing Scrabble and other online games is a great way for seniors to show off their skills while safely socializing with new friends.
50 Something: This fun site offers games, forums, surveys, and much more to interactively-inclined seniors.
Just for Seniors
This extensive list of blogs illustrates just how varied blogging entertainment can be.
The New Old Age: NY Times writer Jane Gross discusses the rewards and challenges of the sandwich generation, with advice from professionals and the wisdom of her own experience.
GenBetween: Older than your kids, younger than your parents. This blog is for those balancing life in the middle.
Third Age Blog: Third Age is the most exciting time of your life! Visit this blog for advice about health, relationships, career, and more.
I Don't Feel 50: IDF50 is for anyone over 50 (and all those hoping to get there). You'll do more than just sit and read at this interactive site.
AARP: Leave it to AARP to bring you a blog filled with an inspiring collection of personal stories and essays on all topics, from all points of view.
Senior Planet: This blog is self-titled “the digital community for older adults.”
Seniors Site: Blog about anything from assisted living to health care to Burma Shave sign sightings!
50 Plus - Feeling 30: Who says 50 is old? This site knows that seniors are still young at heart.
Senior Friendly Libraries: This extensive site covers everything from adult day care to senior stereotypes to Wii games for the elderly.
Quality Retirement: A blog of great resources, articles, links, and more about retirement.
Boomer Smarts: Useful information for Baby Boomers can be found at this site.
Let Life In: Let Life In is an attitude about being over 50. Learn to accept all of the experiences of life - the concerns, the controversies, and the good stuff.
Silver Innings: The blog welcomes senior citizens and their family members to share their elder stories.
Senior Time: Quickly find top senior news headlines from major publications and websites.
Over 50 Website: Baby Boomers find help with health & beauty, finances, and more.
Reboot You: Reinvent yourself with idea, tips, and inspiration from this consultant Lee Calloway's blog.
The Gray Wave: For the first time in anyone's memory, nearly 30% of the US population will be over 60. The “Gray Wave” is gaining strength.
Retirement Detox: With informative resources and inspirational articles, Retirement Detox helps people get the retirement they deserve.
So Baby Boomer: This is a blog for baby boomers who boast the title and set trends.
Retired and Ready To: Retirement is about more than financial planning. It's an adventure, a lifestyle.
Added Years: This Baby Boomer's Guide to a Great Retirement will help you make the next 30 years the very best of your life.
Contemporary Retirement: Ann Harrison is a Retirement Options-trained coach and a Too Young to Retire facilitator. Find her information, advice, and articles here.
Million Baby Boomers: This blog offers new perspectives about baby boomers, retirement, and more.
Serene Ambition: These Boomers in transition share their thoughts on aging, making a difference, and collaborating with other generations.
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