Today’s News for Women Over 50

Today's News for Women Over 50

Welcome to March… and Today’s news for women over 50!

In these posts, I curate news from around the media world that I believe this audience may find of use or interesting.

As always, I ask in regards to your health…before you make big changes based on something you read here, make sure you consult with your personal physician!

So, let’s go for news curated just for you!


Today's News for Women Over 50

This picture is my backyard just a couple of weeks ago, and this huge winter storm took our beautiful South Texas landscape from lush green to fried, ugly brown!

Naturally, this article from Associated Press captured my attention…all of us are reading what we can to restore as much as we can….How to Heal Trees After Snow Damage.


Today's News for Women Over 50

Mr. B and I have been eating with Mediterranean Diet guidelines for since the beginning of the new year.  I was pleased to see this article in Medical Express about the diet and our brain health.

See what you think of Mediterranean Diet Could Keep Aging Brains Sharp.

Today's News for Women Over 50

Also from the kitchen, I like to check in occasionally with the Barefoot Contessa.  Today, I discovered an easy weeknight dinner idea.  See what you think from CheatSheet of Ina Garten’s Favorite Weeknight Dinner is Surprisingly Easy.


Today's News for Women Over 50

I love to look at styles and home decor in certain movies and television shows. I do not have Netflix, but I know many of you do and thought you might like to watch the fashion in this series. 

From, enjoy: Vintage Fashion Lover’s Rejoice, Netflix’s Firefly Lane is a Blast from the Past.

Today's News for Women Over 50

I am often asked to share more content for plus-size ladies, so naturally this headline captured my attention.

An article from Refinery 29 brings fun to this consumer.  Here is “26 Plus Size Shops that aren’t fast fashion.”

Then, here are a few plus size picks from me for Spring:


Today's News for Women Over 50

I hope the majority will be able to read this article.  Sometimes the subscription request will stop it, but I thought it was good enough to include today.

From the Wall Street Journal, For Skin-Care Brands, it is not anti-aging anymore. It’s pro-aging.

So, do you agree with the change of their messaging focus?  What do you think?


Today's News for Women Over 50

I love a great perseverance story and actress, Judi Dench, has one that I hope will encourage all of us to persevere through our personal challenges.

From the Today Show: Judi Dench discusses working while losing her sight: “I’ve had to find another way.”

That’s it for today…please feel free to comment on one or all of these stories.  Thank you so much for being here and always…………………………………………………………………


By Pamela Lutrell


  1. Really interesting articles today. I was especially interested in reading how the Mediterranean diet can help our brain health. I know this way of eating has many benefits, but haven’t heard much about brain health with regard to the diet. This just cements my resolve to focus on this way of eating. Dementia scares me more than any other aging factor. I do appreciate the focus of aging vs. anti-aging skin care…casts aging in a more positive light for a change. And kudos to Judi Dench for her fantastic outlook and attitude about a devastating disability. That’s very encouraging to hear how she’s dealing with it. Your “ugly brown” description made me smile! Welcome to NE Ohio 5 months of the year!! Gray and brown are our colors for extended periods of time!! Pretty bleak, so when the sun occasionally makes an appearance, people head outside and enjoy it!

    1. I agree with you, Karen…dementia is perhaps my biggest fear with aging. We have enjoyed this way of eating…it has been very natural for us. So sorry you have to look at the uglies for five months.
      I hope we get our regular San Antonio landscape back soon!

  2. Thanks for today’s stories. As a big Ina Garten fan, I appreciate her no-nonsense approach to cooking and have learned much from watching her show over the years. Enjoyed the story on the benefits to eating Mediterranean, as that is how I strive to eat most of the time. Thanks for the fun suggestion and cool article link on Firefly Lane. I had not heard that Judi Dench is suffering from macular degeneration. My mother is in the same boat unfortunately, but like Ms. Dench she chooses to see the positive aspects: getting extra help with everything, and needing me at her side for all outings. As a lifelong avid reader, she misses her books most of all, and even the largest font in her Kindle is no longer enough. Books on tape, and the Chirp app (like Audible, but more affordable) help. I will tell her about Judi Dench; she’ll smile to know she’s not alone.

    1. I really do hope that story on Judi with give your mom a lift. I am glad you mentioned the Audible app that might help some others. Have a great day, Connie.

  3. Once again so much to learn today. I will go back for more later, but I was so sorry to read about Dame Judi. My mom had that as well, and my optometrist is always aware and checking me out. It must be quite a shock to see your landscape like that when you are not used to it. We have nothing but bare and brown for 5 to 6 months and that is why the spring is so wonderful to see here. Going to deep dive into some recipes and a change.

  4. Great selection of reading today, Pamela, thank you. The Med diet info was interesting, especially as this is what we eat most of the time — tons of raw or lightly steamed veggies & mostly chicken & fish. We have friends here on the west coast who fish & keep us supplied with fresh salmon, halibut & shell fish & yes, we ARE lucky! I did laugh at Ina’s recipe, though: I’ve been cooking chicken like this for years & call it Parm Chicken Cutlet. And here I thought I’d invented it 🙂 I usually serve it with a spinach, artichoke heart & quinoa salad, steamed ginger carrots & a mushroom sauce. Hope everyone is enjoying a great First of March!

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