In her encore career, Barbara Rady Kazdan writes wry, incisive essays for Next Avenue, BetterAfter50.com, LivingBetter.com and more. This lifelong social entrepreneur and empty nester calls Silver Spring, Md. home.
'Get up, get dressed, get out' became her mantra for engaging with others
Essays and travel become this widow's later-in-life passions
Although making friends later in life is difficult, perseverance is worth it
Letting my grandchildren live freely while I joyfully engage in other pursuits
The joys and traumas of not having a schedule anymore
Why this author argues that the seventh decade has a lot going for it
Ongoing therapies, medications and testing can become financially crippling
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