Nextavenue is one of the best, newest websites I’ve seen for everyone “of a certain age.”
Developed by the public tv community and journalists who are yearning to create a new life stage between young adulthood and “old-old:” adulthood, it’s Adult Part 2 online.
How to know if it's for you?
Well, here’s a clip from their online introduction about whom the site is geared toward.
“You're aware that many years of life lie ahead of you and, very likely, you have a different set of expectations for these "bonus years" than you had for earlier adulthood. You sense that you can somehow apply your knowledge and experiences in a meaningful way. Yet you may not know exactly how to achieve this new vision or see all the many possibilities available to you as you navigate the physical, health, work, and financial shifts that inevitably accompany this phase.”
So if you’re in this Adult Part 2 stage and could use “an abundance of reliable information to help you figure you what’s next” … there you are. Check it out.
I check out the site all the time these days. There’s so much info on the site and it’s easy peasy to access. They talk about topics ranging from caregiving to work and purpose, living in general, finances, health and lots more. And it’s all geared toward well, let’s just say, not to Gen Xer’s.
Just today I printed out a great article called “The Fiftysomething Diet” which I am seriously considering reading. Not really. I already read it online, but I did really print it out because it sounds so, so sensible and logical for my age and stage in life. It's an eating plan devised specifically because "disease enters through the mouth" according to an ancient Chinese adage. Dr. Yu, a surgeon and specialist in health and aging at Aegis Medical and Research Associates in Maryland, is behind the diet. He contends that midlife digestibility as well as hormone depletion take center stage in age-related weight gain and muscle and bone loss. It's a very interesting read.
I also read a piece on how to avoid refinancing troubles, an article on how to find a legitimate work-from-home job and 5 ways to sneak exercise into your daily routine. I’m very good at avoiding sneaking exercise of any kind anywhere.
Check out the site. It’s one of the best I’ve seen and it’s very interactive as well. They want to hear from you!
You can find Nextavenue right here.