Barbara Hannah Grufferman

heart disease in women over 50

“Generations of Strength” Award from the National Osteoporosis Foundation

I am thrilled that the National Osteoporosis Foundation has chosen to recognize me as a leading voice of positive and healthy aging with the “Generations of Strength” Award, which will be give to  me at the NOF annual “A Gift From Mothers to Daughters” luncheon on September 24th.

Read the Report: Women, Health, Aging and Money

It seems we’re living in a country that penalizes women for: Taking time out of their own lives and careers to care for others Getting older Living longer than men According to a new study just published by OWL (Older Women’s League National Board), women over 50 are in dire straits.

What Does Growing Bolder Mean to You?

I was a repeat guest on the GROWING BOLDER RADIO SHOW recently, with hosts Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer. In case you missed it . . . just click on this link to listen in! Enjoy the show!

Will the Authentic Paula Deen Please Stand Up?

To be authentic, according to most authorities on authenticity, is to be true to one’s own self, to one’s own nature. I suppose Paula Deen, while instructing viewers to add butter, sugar, and more butter and sugar, to her recipes–allegedly based on her “Grandmama Paul’s Southern cooking”–was being authentic, even as she was helping millions of Americans enter the growing . . . Read More

How Turning 50 Can Save Your Life

I know my story is your story too. Five years ago, I turned 50. It felt as though everything changed overnight. 
In my 20s, 30s and 40s, I charged ahead with life, first throwing myself into my career — I worked as a magazine publisher — and then, in my late 30s, meeting my husband, getting married and having children. . . . Read More

Life After 50: The Best is Yet to Come

In this youth-centric world in which we live, it isn’t always easy to age with confidence. But, as this writer from “Psychologies” magazine put it, “As we grow older, there’s every reason to believe that the best is yet to come.”