Top 50 Aging Blogs

Top-50-Aging-BlogsWhen it comes to ranking blogs, there are many things we need to keep in mind. Starting from Alexa online visiting rating, we monitor each blog’s activity on social media and the quality of the individual blog posts. Additionally, we make sure the blogs have the following 5 key attributes:

  1. Relevance – proof the blog uses the words of its corpus in all its posts.
  2. Visibility – the visibility of the blog compared to other blogs in its group.
  3. SEO optimization – the blog posts uses the core key words without cluttering the content.
  4. Engagement – the blog has constant activity, new articles and comments.
  5. Overall Ranking – a combination score of the others mentioned above.

Aging is something we all have to face in life. Many people are willing to share their own first hand, or second hand experience with the process of aging. Below, we have created a detailed list of the top 50 aging blogs out there.

  1. http://www.geripal.org/

The team that runs GeriPal (Geriatrics and Palliative care) takes a very careful approach to aging. They are focused on creating a community for people who are interested in geriatrics and palliative care. They are very open to news, modern research into the topics of geriatrics and palliative care, as well as the free exchange of ideas about them. If you want to become a contributor to the team, you can contact Eric Widera or Alex Smith.

  1. http://www.jhartfound.org/blog/

The John A. Hartford Foundation blog offers a lot of information on how you can improve the lives of elders. It has become their mission to educate the capable members of society on the proper care for elder people, and how to ensure elder people’s needs are met with respect and kindness.

  1. http://www.braintoday.com/

Brain Today is a blog that focuses solely on the brain, how it works, and what can happen to it as we age. You can find plenty of information on dementia, MS, and Alzheimer’s there, as well as quirky tests that show how magnificent the brain can get.

  1. http://eldercareabcblog.com/

The ABC in the title of the blog stands for About Being Connected. EldercareABCblog is a place where you can learn more about how to care about your loved ones when they need it most. They have vast resources and plenty of articles and blog posts focusing on everything you need to know on the proper care of an aging parent. As a bonus, if you sign in to their newsletter, you will receive their free e-book Worried About Eldercare Costs: 31 Facts You NEED to Know.

  1. http://hospicephysician.wordpress.com/

HospicePhysician is a blog run by a fellowship trained and board certified hospice and palliative physician. On the blog, you can find information about taking care of hospice patients, but also true stories and recounts of life, death, what comes in between, and people’s touching true stories of battling cancer.

  1. http://www.intentionalcaregiver.com/

The Intentional Caregiver is a very good place to gather all the information you might need if you have suddenly found yourself responsible for the health and wellbeing of your aging parents, aunts or other elders. They have posts and articles both about home care and what to look for in a nursing home to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people who are unable to take care of themselves.

  1. http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/

This blog, operating under the flag of NY Times, has posts and articles from a lot of experts and contributors, and it is led by a biweekly column written by Paula Span. There, you will find plenty of insights into how to offer the best possible care to elders, who live longer today than they did half a century ago, and who, for many years of that extended time, are dependent on others to take care of them.

  1. http://www.transitionagingparents.com/blog/

Transition Aging Parents is a blog run by Dale Carter. She has shared her own story of taking care of an aging parent and gathered all sorts of resources, articles and guest bloggers. They have helped her provide information on providing not only the best care for an aging, or a dying parent, but on how to bring light and joy into the last moments of their life as well.

  1. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/

The Well blog on NY Times is led by Tara Parker-Pope. There, you can find tips, articles and motivational posts about leading a life filled with wellbeing, for yourself, your children and your parents. They have included advices from experts, nurses and doctors to provide you with useful tips on how to live a healthier life.

  1. http://www.flourishover50.com/

Susan Tolles is a reinvention strategist who can help you find your purpose in life, reinvent yourself and live happier. On her website, you can find tips on finding the unique meaning of your life, despite being busy with life, work and taking care of others.

  1. http://aginginplace.com/blog/

The Aging in Place blog is dedicated to elders. There, your parents and elders can find all the information needed to create a home filled with joy where they can age peacefully and happily. It is founded by Patrick Roden RN PhD Certified Aging in Place Specialist.

  1. http://www.mitoq.com/blog/

The MItoQ blog will tell you all you need to know about advancements in taking care of aging skin. The namesake of the blog, MitoQ, is a powerful antioxidant that protects the mitochondria – the cells that power the skin tissue. On their blog, you can also find articles and posts about advancements in other types of research on skincare.

  1. http://www.agingwisely.com/blog/

The Aging Wisely blog is run by Shannon Martin, an expat currently living in China, while her elder parents reside in the US. If you’re also living away from the family that relies on you, this is the perfect place to get some tips on how to do proper eldercare from half a world away.

  1. https://www.homeinstead.com

The Home Instead Senior Care offers advice on everything from daily tasks, to driving with your aging parent. They also have articles about danger signs, and offer home care services if you consider that you need them.

  1. http://www.tabitha.org/blog

On the Tabitha blog, you can find all the answers you might have about aging, caring for elders, and what are the things you need to pay attention to. They post new blogs every day, where they discuss books, exercising for elders and many other things dedicated to helping you take better care of an aging parent.

  1. https://thischairrocks.com/

Ashton Applewhite is a writer who has written a book called This Chair Rocks, and blogs about the advantages and disadvantages of aging in her blog Yo, Is this Ageist? In her writing, line of work, and speeches, Applewhite shows that our preconceptions of aging might just be wrong, and that aging doesn’t need to be a disadvantageous, difficult process.

  1. https://ageingissues.wordpress.com/

Aging Issues is the blog of the British Society of Gerontology. There, you can discover the views of their members and contributors on aging, problems related to aging and how to solve them.

  1. http://ageing-research.blogspot.com

This blog is called the cellular senescence blog, and offers all sorts of information about the physiological and pathological impact of senescent cells. When a cell responds to stress, cellular senescence occurs as a response. This can have great impact on other cells. You can find more information about it on the blog.

  1. http://www.sallyabrahms.com/

Sally Abrams is an expert on aging and baby booming. She shares her views on life, caring for seniors and elders, aging in place technology and retirement on her blog. She is an award winning author, and an expert in her field.

 

  1. http://www.ascseniorcare.com/blog/

This blog is run by the American Senior Communities. It offers information on aging, and plenty of resources for families and elders alike. On the blog, articles about aging, senior illnesses, and caregiving tips can be found, as well as possibility to volunteer and help other elders.

  1. http://www.agingoptions.com/blog/

The AgingOptions blog is led by a committed staff that keeps you updated on major issues revolving around caregiving, elders and technology advancements. In addition to posts and articles, they welcome contributions, personal life stories, and have podcasts and radio shows for those who want to listen in.

  1. http://www.lindseymcdivitt.com/blog/

Lindsey McDivitt is a writer and a blogger who shares her views on how to care for children with love and colorful books as well as how to age wisely and with care. She has worked in community rehab centers, hospitals and log term care centers, and shares her experience and stories on her blog and in her books.

  1. http://www.slowagingblog.com/

The Slow Aging Blog has plenty of articles on how to eat when you age, why exercise is important, and the key tips to aging wisely. In fact, the tips provided on this website can help a person detain the aging of their spirit with the help of their articles dedicated to being happy as you grow older.

  1. http://www.seaburylife.org/blog/

Seabury is an active place community for elders. It is a place where you can find the “Wellness of Life” philosophy. On their blog, they describe their community in detail, as well as offer plenty of advice on how to achieve what they call wellness of life.

  1. https://asourparentsage.net/

As Our Parents Age – as the name suggests, is a blog that offers real life experiences of taking care of aging parents. The posts and articles there offer information on how to educate aging parents and teach them how to use new technology, and how to live with them as they age, giving them the proper care, respect and love they need.

 

  1. http://thevoiceofagingboomers.com/

This blog is run by Martin Bayne. He is called the small voice of aging baby boomers. He has had a colorful career as a journalist, a Buddhist monk, and other professions, but 10 years ago, after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, has had to move to an assisted care facility. He shares stories and his views on life, aging and compassion on the blog.

 

  1. http://www.johnrobinson.org/blog.htm

John Robinson, Ph.D. talks about conscious aging on his blog. He offers articles on finding love, happiness and the gifts of aging. His posts are very spiritual and meant to help aging elders find their path and their peace of mind.

  1. http://www.dorothylove.org/blog

Dorothy Love is a retirement community. Their writers use their blog to reach out to the vast community of retirees, and help them find the right home care, hospice and show the many other senior lifestyle options out there.

  1. http://betterhealthwhileaging.net/

Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, is the founder of the Better Health While Aging blog, and there she shares her views and posts about caregiving and offers tools and tips for caregivers. Her blog focuses on geriatrics and she also has a podcast for listeners.

  1. http://www.breckenridgeohio.org/blog

Breckenridge Village is a community for elders. Elders can find information, tips and blog posts there on how to stay fit, happy, and how to use the media and entertainment to bring more laughs into their lives.

  1. https://www.ageaction.ie/blog

Age action is a blog for seniors and elders who want to stay active as they age. The writers and contributors on the blog offer articles on the importance of lifelong learning, how seniors can protect themselves from modern scams, and how to get in touch with other members of their community at events and specials.

  1. http://agingboomersblog.com/

The Aging Boomers Blog is run by Chet Day. Instead of offering information on aging and caregiving, Chet Day focuses on entertainment. He brings forth world famous media and presents it in such a voice that the aging baby boomers can understand and relate to.

 

  1. http://www.everydaysociologyblog.com/

The Everyday Sociology blog is run by contributors who are sociologists and experts in their field. They write blog posts and articles on life, aging, and everything, really, and offer unique insight through their sociology views. Also, they strive to be entertaining, and avoid using PhD and academic jargon, and can be read and enjoyed by young and aging people alike.

  1. http://www.ageinplace.org/Blog

Age in Place is the blog of the National Aging in Place Council. They have been founded with the intention to help elders and senior people age in place. there, elders can find all the relevant information on how to create a good aging plan, and find help if they need it, in any area of life.

  1. http://writingdownouryears.ca/

Ellen B. Ryan, Ph.D. has founded the Writing Down Our Years blog. She has written book series on aging and offers plenty of insights into aging, illnesses, and helps others age with spirit. She also accepts contributions and life stories.

  1. http://yogaforhealthyaging.blogspot.com

Staying fit as you age is important, but most exercises and tips on the internet focus on young people, and they are not suitable for aging. However, on this blog, you can find videos, tips and yoga exercises to help you stay fit and live longer and better.

  1. http://www.agingabundantly.com/

The philosophy behind the blog Aging Abundantly is that it is never too late to be who you want to be, and who you were meant to be. It is led by the Wise Women Tribe, and they are always welcoming new members. They believe that the key to abundance in aging lies in harmony, peace and the value of our choices.

  1. http://faceagingmn.org/

The Face Aging blog helps people stay on top of news dedicated to proper caregiving and the change the senior care reforms are bringing forth benefits for elders in Minnesota. There, you can also find inspiring stories about elders, their lives, and learn exactly what it means to reach that age of deep wisdom.

 

 

  1. http://www.talk-early-talk-often.com/

The team at Talk Early, Talk Often, has dedicated themselves to help prospective elders and current elders, and their adult children, to not fear the future and to create a proper caregiving plan. It is highly important to make a good plan for aging abundantly, and both the children and the parents need to be informed of all the options and possibilities. Also, they have a great audio guide to help you use the website with maximum effect.

  1. http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/blog/

The above website was created to help elder people create connections as a part of a Campaign to End Loneliness. You can become a supporter, get in touch with other members and watch some of their films as well. They also offer unique insights into loneliness, what it means for a psychological wellbeing, especially as we age, and offer many ways of identifying and eradicating loneliness from the lives of seniors, elders and ordinary adults as well.

  1. https://www.fightaging.org/

Fight Aging! On this blog, you will find tips and methods that will help you fight the process of aging. They offer articles and insights into new technology that can help, as well as news and advancements in the treatments of various life threatening cancers and diseases.

  1. http://agelesslifestyles.com/

Anti-Aging Psychologist Dr. Michael Brickey has created a blog, a radio podcast, and a course on how to create a lifestyle that is ageless. The free podcasts are attended by many life coaches specializing in aging, and now can be downloaded for free from the website. Additionally, Dr. Michael offers plenty of articles, posts and tips on handling aging with care and the right mindset.

 

  1. http://retirementbyjeff.com/

Jeff Rose is a retirement expert. On his blog, you can find information on how to retire properly. He has been featured and recognized as an expert on the matter by many organizations around the world, from Yahoo to Forbes, and has created a Confident Retirement Toolkit to help you retire the right way.

  1. http://www.howtolivealongerlife.com/

On the blog How To Live A Longer Life, you can find longevity techniques that are supported by science research and medicine. The philosophy of the blog is to focus on both the medical and the spiritual aspect of prolonging life, and leading a healthy, quality lifestyle is one of the key points of the blog. It mostly focuses on providing nutrition help and exercises fit for elders and seniors.

  1. http://www.happyhealthylonglife.com/

The Healthy Librarian that runs the blog provides instructions on how to live longer. As a medical librarian at a US leading medical health center, she provides information on all new drugs and prescription – and describes her own experience of aging and experimenting.

  1. http://helpwithaging.com/

Help with aging is a blog that helps elders manage their finances. They provide information on elders’ health insurance, income, savings, retirement, as well as providing information on the best retirement, social security, and benefits plans for elders.

  1. http://retirementjourneys.com/

Retirement Journeys is a blog where Ted and CeCe Carr share their own highly successful retirement journey. Today, they are capable of enjoying everything life has to offer – and they are offering that knowledge for free on their website, where they also host podcasts. This website is dedicated both to retired seniors and seniors who want to retire the right way.

  1. http://grownandflown.com/

This blog is run by Mary Dell Harrington and Lisa (Endlich) Heffernan, writers (NY Times bestseller), moms, wives and friends. They write about taking care of young children, adult children and aging parents, and how life gets infused with the little things, from family moments to entertainment.

  1. http://www.caniretireyet.com/

Can I Retire Yet? is a very entertaining blog for elders who have entrepreneurship aspirations, and who want to stay in shape in their golden years. There, elders can find information on how to save better, how to invest their time, money and energy into smart endeavors, and how to stay fit, in shape, and healthy while doing it.

  1. http://sixtyandme.com/

This blog is probably the most entertaining aging blog on our list. Dedicated to women over 60 years old, it shows that age should not deter any woman (or man) from enjoying fashion, entertainment, and life in the later years. Find quirky updates and stories of women who are taking on aging with a smile on their faces.