The Ultimate List of Blogs for Seniors by Evelo
Looking for some new reading material? Well, whether you like blogs about health & nutrition, retirement planning, housing, technology, or general news, we’ve got you covered.
The EVELO team has chosen five of our favorite websites in each of those categories, so with 25 new sites to read, you’ll have plenty of fresh news to keep you sharp.
Some of the sites are specifically tailored for the 55+ crowd, while others feature great content for people of any age, but either way – these are THE sites to read, starting with our favorites in each category first.
Health & Nutrition
While staying fit and healthy can be a challenge at any age, we know that seniors face their own unique obstacles to staying in shape. Whether it’s creaky bones, old injuries, or just plain ol’ reduced mobility, special consideration must be taken before setting out to exercise or diet. That’s why a site like Better Health, which is specifically tailored to older folks, is such a great resource. It’s a mix of health news, exercise regimens, pain management advice, and more, that really speaks to seniors.
NEW YORK TIMES HEALTH & WELLNESS
It was a sad day when the New York Times shut down their dedicated senior health blog last year. Fortunately, all that great content, as well as new updates, continue to live on at two related sites: The New York Times Health section, and their “Well” blog. There, you’ll find all sorts of amazing updates for living well, staying healthy, and feeling great at any age. We find their tips on how to best avoid injury while exercising to be especially helpful.
AARP has been a respected resource for retirees for over 50 years, so it only makes sense they’d have a number of great resources for seniors looking to stay learned. As such, they run a number of blogs, but we find their most unique one to be Sexology. There’s no squeamishness here; they tackle love and sex for the 55+ set in a head-on manner, doling out helpful advice for keeping love lives (and marriages) healthy and working at any age, as well as fun pointers for widowers and divorcees.
Love to cook? Looking to stay healthy and active in the kitchen at any age? Well then Sunrise Blog is the website for you! While they do cover a range of topics, their focus on fun and simple recipes for seniors is what makes this site shine. A recent post on how to make a chicken caprese had us licking our lips, while “6 Smoothie Recipes That Pack In The Nutrients” looks absolutely delicious.
Trying to cook healthy while sticking to a limited income? Well, EatFresh has you covered, with a series of easy to follow recipes that are as cost conscious as they are nutritious. Add in their blog, where a real dietitian answers readers’ questions, and you’ve got yourself one great resource.
THE ROAMING BOOMERS
A successful retirement doesn’t have to mean sitting around the house. In fact, with some proper saving, planning, and by making smart use of travel deals, you can spend many of your golden years roaming the world. The Roaming Boomersshows you exactly how to do that, complete with tips and photos that will make motivate you to hit the road ASAP.
MONEY OVER 55
Whether you’re stressed about finances as you retire, or just want to keep up with the latest stocks, investment, and social security news, Money Over 55 has you covered. As part of the About network, this site features both original content and articles sourced from their whole collection of sites, meaning you get a number of smart perspectives on how to save and spend wisely. Some articles, like “5 Ways to Become a Millionaire” are fun and aspirational, while others like “Social Security Just Changed. Are You Affected?” get straight to the need-to-know facts.
CAN I RETIRE YET?
For those looking to keep an eye on their stocks and bonds, Can I Retire Yet? offers savvy financial insight that’s always paired with an eye towards living as comfortable a retirement as possible. If you’re looking for not just financial news, but an analysis of how that financial news will affect you and your portfolio, this is the site for you.
TIME GOES BY
For those of you that have just crested the 55+ barrier, the road ahead for the next 30 or more years can seem daunting and confusing. Why not learn from those that have already travelled that path, to see what they’ve experienced, and how they dealt with various challenges? That’s exactly the premise behind Time Goes By, as it’s filled with great personal stories, usually containing nuggets of wisdom, from your fellow retirees.
THE RETIREMENT CAFE
Here’s another retirement focused blog, but with a more personal twist. Instead of being run by some big company, The Retirement Cafe just offers the personal thoughts and advice of one man: Dirk Cotton. But Dirk isn’t just some run of the mill Joe spouting off blog posts; he’s a retired Fortune 500 executive who holds multiple degrees. As such, you can expect sage advice on how to best manage your money, trends to look for, and retirement pratfalls to avoid. How smart!
A PLACE FOR MOM
A Place for Mom got its start running a service that connects seniors with retirement communities and senior care facilities, so they definitely know their audience. That said, their blog is by no means a simple advertisement for their services.
Instead, they cover a wide range of topics that anyone on the wiser side of the hill will find interesting. That includes helpful tips like “how to beat the high cost of senior living” to helping diagnose dementia and other ailments. So if you want to stay both safe and smart, this is the blog for you.
INSIDE ELDER CARE
Inside Elder Care’s slogan is “helping families get the most from their elder care experience” and that’s exactly what you’ll find on this helpful website. They’ve got personal stories, reviews, news, checklists, and photos to ensure that if and when you decide it’s time for elder care, you’re making the most informed decision possible.
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