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Over the "Hollywood" Hill

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 29, 2019 5:37:10 PM / by FirstLantic posted in academy awards women over 50, nicole kidman, sandra bullock, viola davis, meryl streep, actresses over 50, ageism in hollywood, sexism in hollywood

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Ageism in Tinseltown

 

For those of you that saw the film, The Graduate, you can’t help but remember the character that Anne Bancroft played. She spent most of the film seducing a young college graduate played by Dustin Hoffman. The ironic thing is that she was only 36 years old when she played the role of the “middle-aged” mother of Katherine Ross. That’s because 36 was considered middle-aged for actresses back then which almost seems ludicrous now. But have things really changed that much for actresses in Hollywood? With the awards season in full swing, it seems like a timely topic for our FirstLantic blog this week.

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The Age of Success: Five Famous Authors Over 50

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 22, 2019 3:40:38 PM / by FirstLantic

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Have you ever felt like you were being ignored or dismissed because of your age? Are you tired of all the jokes about how old you are whenever you have a birthday? Sometimes it seems that ageism is the last form of prejudice that is allowed to still propagate in this era of political correctness. But FirstLantic is always proud to recognize those trail-blazers that never let age define them or stand in their way. In our blog this week, we are featuring five amazing authors that all published their first novel after they turned 50. So next time someone thinks it’s funny to make fun of your age, look them straight in the eye and tell them that like fine wine, you are just going to keep getting better.

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Menopause: Tips for a Really HOT Topic

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 15, 2019 12:40:10 PM / by FirstLantic posted in menopause, hormone replacement therapy, exercise for menopause, healthy eating for menopause, food for menopause, vitamins for menopause, hot flashes

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The dreaded hot flashes, irritability, changes in sleep patterns and weight gain – these are all signs of menopause or perimenopause (pre-menopause). If you are a woman over the age of 40, you may already be experiencing some of these symptoms. If you are a man, don’t stop reading. You could benefit from understanding how hormonal changes can wreak havoc with your loved one’s well-being. Menopause is one of those subjects that hasn’t always been considered a “proper” topic for discussion. Probably because most doctors were male and had no real understanding of how debilitating the effects can be to some women. Fortunately, that is no longer the case and there are numerous places to find information and possible solutions. FirstLantic is here to help by highlighting some natural remedies as well as diving into other options such as hormone replacement therapy.

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The Top Fitness Trends for 2019

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 8, 2019 1:32:00 PM / by FirstLantic posted in 2019 fitness trends, healthy living, hormone testing, wearable devices, baby boomer fitness, senior fitness, smart homes, MCT oil

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Firstlantic Healthcare. So, this is the year. The year that you get in shape. The year that you have more energy. The year that you live a happier and more satisfying life. But, how do you get there? Well, FirstLantic is here to help. We have pulled together a list of the hottest fitness trends to make this your healthiest year ever. Are you ready to get started?

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FirstLantic’s Top blogs of 2018

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 2, 2019 3:56:40 PM / by FirstLantic posted in boomer entrepreneurs, boomers starting businesses, social impact gift ideas, fostering pets, jobs for retirees, dating after 50, sharpening your brain, pets helping seniors emotional health

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From advice on how to keep up with changing technology, to seniors that are living their dream, to new career opportunities, FirstLantic covered a lot of topics that sparked your interest. However, as we looked back on the blogs that got the most attention, we found that it was not only an interesting mix, but there were some that really struck a chord. So, in case you missed them the first time, we present the top blogs of 2018! (Envelope, please) And the winners are….

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Five Tips for Boomers Starting a New Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 26, 2018 12:00:40 PM / by FirstLantic posted in boomer entrepreneurs, boomers starting businesses, boomer women starting business, baby boomer entrepreneurs

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Part 2 in a 2 part series

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New Year – New Businesses for Three Boomers

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2018 10:48:31 AM / by FirstLantic posted in baby boomer entrepreneurs, boomer women starting business, boomers starting businesses, boomer entrepreneurs

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Part 1 in a 2-part series

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Holiday Gifts That Keep Giving

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 12, 2018 11:29:03 AM / by FirstLantic posted in social impact gift ideas, branch out market, one hope winery, justin peanut butter, senior gift ideas

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It’s the same every year. You stress about what to get family and friends. What do they need? What do they actually want? Will they like it? And then you think about the gifts that you have received over the years and how many have gone unused or end up being donated. Why not make sure this year that the gifts that you give will keep on giving? As we mentioned in a previous blog , there are plenty of companies and organizations that donate a portion of their proceeds to causes and charities. FirstLantic has some great ideas that will allow you to make a positive social impact and help you feel great about gifting!

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Events and networking opportunities for Boomers

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 4, 2018 1:06:51 PM / by FirstLantic posted in events for boomers, senior events, music festivals for boomers, wine and culinary events for boomers

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One of the benefits of getting older is having the time and (hopefully the money) to take full advantage of leisure activities. As a result, many companies are finally realizing that Baby Boomers are a lucrative audience and they are specifically catering to this demographic. There are wine and culinary events, music festivals, spa packages and more that are all being developed specifically with a Boomer audience in mind. This week, FirstLantic helps you explore just a few of the many options available.

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Three ways to spread holiday cheer

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2018 9:53:45 AM / by FirstLantic posted in holiday stress, voluteering during the holidays, fostering pets, helping less fortunate during holidays, seniors making a difference, holiday loneliness

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As the saying goes, ‘tis the season to be jolly. For many of us, that means bringing out the decorations, sipping some eggnog and singing carols around the fire. However, for others, the holidays can be stressful or lonely or simply a reminder of the things that they lack. For those of you that have the good fortune of feeling that holiday joy, why not spread it around and make the season a little brighter for someone else? Fortunately, there are no shortage of ways that you can make a difference and FirstLantic has some suggestions to help you get started!

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Can’t we all just get along? How to keep the family peace at Thanksgiving.

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 20, 2018 1:49:28 PM / by FirstLantic posted in thanksgiving senior stress, keeping the peace at thanksgiving

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If you are like many people, you imagine the holidays as the perfect Norman Rockwell painting. Everyone is gathered around the table enjoying a great meal and pleasant conversation. No one is arguing or mad at each other or sitting in defiant silence. However, you would not be alone if the reality of your celebration is not always as peaceful as you had hoped. So how can you ensure that this upcoming holiday season is stress free and enjoyable? Read on for some tips from FirstLantic that will help you make the most out of your family gathering.

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Seniors on a Social Mission

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 13, 2018 10:47:40 AM / by FirstLantic posted in seniors doing good, senior volunteers, south florida senior volunteers

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Studies show that older people that are involved in doing good for others also tend to be happier and more positive. In fact, a recent research report conducted by Stanford University, found that 34 million older American adults, or nearly a third, exhibit purpose beyond the self – that is, they actively pursue goals that are both personally meaningful and contribute to the greater good. Download the report here >

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