ENRICH LIFE OVER 50 was created to achieve three goals:


Change the national mindset from one that is pervasively negative about people 50 and older (50+) to one that is positive and recognizes the ability of multiple millions of people 50+ to remain actively engaged for their own benefit, the benefit of family and friends, and for the country's economic development.


Integrate people 50+ more effectively into the economic and social fabric of America. There are nearly 112 million people in the U.S. who are 50+, one-third of the total population. They own or control more than 70% of the country's total accumulated private wealth and account for more than 60% of the total annual consumer spending. Multiple millions of them are sitting on the sidelines and relying on the entitlement programs but are qualified and ready to continue adding value in a variety of ways that include but extend far beyond working for pay.


Stimulate people 50+ to recognize that active aging will enhance the quality of their lives, result in greater satisfaction with life and better health, and will add four-five years to their lives.

Many of these people have what we call DoubleESP™, an acronym we coined and trademarked for Experience, Expertise, Seasoned judgment and Proven performance. The mission of Enrich Life Over 50 (ELO50) is to stimulate the active engagement of people 50+ in a broad range of activities (a representative sample is listed on the Active Engagement page) that would add value to their lives and also contribute to the larger world.

Seven Pillars of Aging Successfully
Active Engagement
This is the most important pillar for people 50+ to follow and is first for that reason. Developing a solid foundation for the future is desirable before you reach 50.
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Social Connection
This is closely aligned with the first and may stimulate some people 50+ to improve their social skills. Building and maintaining connections is an important part of growing older.
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Exercise / Physical Fitness
These are two essentially-interrelated elements because you can't have one without the other. It is like the horse and buggy.
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Healthy Diet
This is a combination of eating the right foods and how much you eat. Some authorities suggest that you eat 80% of what is on your plate.
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Adequate Sleep
This is another essential element of aging successfully. Failure to do so can adversely impact all of the others.
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Financial Management
This should begin long before retirement, requiring substantial time and attention with expert guidance. It can facilitate maintaining your standard of living after retirement.
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Spiritual Well-Being
Whether you commune with God, Nature, do yoga or meditate, spirituality should be an important part of your life. It can ease the burden of growing older.
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What We Have to Offer

ELO50 will provide members with four meetings per year that are focused on the Seven Pillars of Aging Successfully™ and related topics, participation in special-interest groups that meet several times each year on topics selected by the members, and the opportunity to build relationships with like-minded people 50+ in their geographic area and beyond.

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What is Active Aging?

Active aging is a process by which people 50+ are stimulated to engage in a broad range of activities that add value to their extended lifespans, their families, and the larger world.

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Enrich Your Life Success Stories
  • Barbara Traynor and a Life with Verve
    Walking provides impetus to ponder. My 65th birthday was hovering. I was not feeling old, but sixty-five? That’s major! Why I chose to walk the beach on a frigid winter afternoon is questionable; however with boots crunching on the frozen sand, gloved hands balled into my pockets, I reviewed my six-odd decades. Married at nineteen, three children by twe…
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  • Lynn Brooks, Founder of Big Apple Greete…
    My story is one of overcoming the odds and never giving up. Almost everyone’s life is a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. But the most important thing I’ve learned is to believe in yourself and never give up–even when everyone says your idea won’t work.I founded Big Apple Greeter in 1992 as the first “Welcome Visitor” program of its kind in the coun…
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  • John Stewart – Value of Experience, Expe…
    This short story will, I hope, illustrate the value of staying productively engaged and using the value of your lifetime work…after two retirements. A bit of background. I was blessed to have two great careers as an aviator — 26 years flying fighter aircraft in the United States Air Force followed by 12 years flying for Southwest Airlines. At the heigh…
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Boston 2017
Details To Be Announced

Join a Chapter

The first Chapter is for the Denver Metro Area in Colorado with meetings scheduled for April 27, June 1, September 7, and November 9.

The second Chapter will be in Boston, MA, with two meetings planned for September and November, 2017 and four planned for future years.

For more information on future meetings, click on the button below.

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Be A Leader:
Start a Chapter In Your City

We’re looking for some great Chapter Heads across the United States:

  • Washington, DC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Cleveland, OH
  • New York, NY
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Miami, FL
  • Richmond, VA
  • Houston, TX
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Dallas, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Memphis, TN
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Reno, NV
  • Be a Driver and Write Your Own Ticket
    Most readers have been in the position of being stopped for speeding and watching with a faint heart as the police officer wrote out a ticket. The following are good suggestions on how to be a driver and write your own ticket.
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  • The End of the Means
    The means to an end is a term frequently used, but the end is frequently never reached. I believe people 50 and older need to remain productively engaged, and entrepreneurship is a viable option because the country is still faced with high unemployment…
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  • Baby Boomers, retiring?
    At age 85, William K. Zinke continues to work long hours in his office at the Center For Productive Longevity in Boulder. Trim from regular workouts at the nearby Flatiron Athletic Club, dapper in a sweater that would get a nod of approval from Bill…
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Become a Sponsor

We will attract Sponsors at the national, regional and local levels–National at $5,000, Regional at $2,500, and Local at $1,000. See the sponsorship page for sponsorship benefits.

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