ENRICH LIFE OVER 50 was created to achieve three goals:

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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, and the benefit of the country's economic growth.

2

Integrate people 50+ more effectively into the economic and social fabric of America. There are more than 112 million people in the U.S. who are 50+, one-third of the total population. Multiple millions of them are sitting on the sidelines and relying on entitlement programs but are ready and qualified  to continue adding value in a variety of ways.

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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 add four-five years to their longevity.

Many of these people have what we call DoubleESP™, an acronym we created 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 page (a representative sample is listed on the Active Engagement) that would add value to their lives and also contribute to the larger world.

Seven Pillars of Aging Successfully
Active Engagement
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This is the most important pillar for people 50+ to follow and is first for that reason. Developing solid social relations for the future is desirable before you reach 50.
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Social Connection
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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
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This is an essential element because of its impact on physical strength and overall well being.
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Healthy Diet
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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 or have a smaller plate.
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Adequate Sleep
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This is another essential element of aging successfully, although hours can range from seven to nine.
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Financial Management
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This should begin long before retirement, requiring substantial time and attention with expert guidance.
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Spiritual Well-Being
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Whether you commune with God or nature, do yoga or meditate, spirituality should be an important part of your life. It can support the reality of growing older.
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What We Have to Offer

ELO50 plans to create a network of chapters in major cities throughout the U.S., each of which will hold four meetings per year that are focused on the Seven Pillars of Aging SuccessfullyTM 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. It will contribute to living longer, attaining a greater satisfaction with life and enjoying better health than their counterparts who simply move to the sidelines.

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Enrich Your Life Success Stories
  • Anthony Full and Rock Barbers
    In the summer of 2009 I started to seriously pursue the idea of opening a new type of barbershop. One that would combine the attributes and services that were traditional yet appeal to a male crowd that had been going to salons for their services. Guys that had only heard stories about barbershops from their fathers and grandfathers. This new place had …
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  • Carol Gardner & Zelda Wisdom
    At the age of 52, Carol Gardner was facing a divorce that left her with a huge debt, no job, no income, and depressed. Her divorce attorney gave her some advice: “Get a therapist, or get a dog.” Carol chose the latter and bought a four-month-old English bulldog she named Zelda. They were both underdogs looking for a big dose of unconditional love. A fr…
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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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EVENT INFORMATION

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, 2018 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
ELO50 NEWS
  • 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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