If you have answered ‘Yes!’ to any of these questions this website is for you! It is never too late to try something new
Life is like riding a bike. To keep your balance you must keep moving. Albert Einstein.
The objectives of the website is to encourage, inform and share experiences, and ensure we can live our lives to our full potential.
In recent months I have met many friends and business acquaintances who are dreading the idea of middle age - never say old age - and retirement, or have been made redundant. I hear concerns about being undervalued and having no purpose or objectives. Of seeing the future as less in some way than the past has been.
This objectives of the site is for those who see the future as exciting and challenging and want to contribute in a fulfilling and valued way to find ideas and inspiration.
And for those who feel they may have lost something along the way to get help and encouragement to get that feeling back.
Middle age is a state of mind.
Liz Jones, columnist with the Mail, who is 54 said she hit middle age when she was 20.'I have always felt middle aged. That my life was over before it begun. I never took drugs or had a wild sex life. I have in a way always been really really old. I kept waiting for my life to start, hopefully tomorrow, and then it never did!
On the other hand writer and broadcaster Jenni Murray (62) says she hasn't reached middle age yet.'When I was 40, my mother - then in her early 60's - asked me how it felt to be middle-aged. No idea, I told her, don't you know that 40 is the new 25? So, neither middle-aged, nor old, but as old as I feel ......and that's still 25.'
On these pages we will be tackling a wide variety of issues with something for everyone.
A recent 20 year study examined, among other things, the attitudes of people 50 and over toward ageing. The study found that people with a positive attitude about growing older lived an average of 7.5 years longer than those with a more negative attitude. Positive attitude was a better predictor of longevity than healthy cholesterol level, regular exercise or not smoking!
But for many people retiring (withdrawing) is the last thing on their mind. They feel it's never too late to have new experiences.
As you can see the purpose of the site is for people like you. If you feel this way then join us the ‘can do’ generation to make a difference for ourselves our family and the wider world. It is never too late to ......