Weekly 50+ News: 22 Mile Swim Towing 2,000 Pounds Of Bricks, Peter Capaldi New Doctor Who

August 12, 2013

We continually find examples of people over 50 doing extraordinary things. Some people are breaking Guiness World Records, others are quietly starting new companies, continuing to compete in sports or taking up new hobbies. We share these stories to inspire you to make the most out of your 2nd half of life. We also find relevant articles on travel, retirement, and health to share.

We share these stories and other relevant news on our Facebook and Twitter accounts daily and have compiled the stories from the last week in the following article.

Exercises for Hands and FingersRetirement And Marital Tension

Research shows that the first 2 years after retirement are full of marital tension, and both men and women experience lowered levels of marital satisfaction.Psychologist, Sara Yogev, shares tips to prepare your relationship for retirement so you can avoid becoming part of the “Gray Divorce” phenomenon.

22 Mile Swim Towing 2,000 Pounds Of Bricks

If a 22-mile swim is too easy for you how do you make it harder? If you’re “The Shark” Jim Dreyer you tow 2,000 pounds of bricks behind you. On Monday morning, Dreyer started his journey across Lake St. Clair towing two dinghies with 2,000 pounds of bricks. Dreyer finished the swim 51 hours later and raised money for Habitat for Humanity.

Peter Capaldi Lands Role Of A Lifetime

Photo by Stuart Crawford

Photo by Stuart Crawford

At age 55, Peter Capaldi has just landed the role of a lifetime, as the 12th  actor to play the title role on Doctor Who. This has come more than 30 years after he started his acting career.

Celebrity Birthdays

Photo by David Shankbone

Photo by David Shankbone

Suzanne Collins, the author of the best-selling The Hunger Games series turned 51.



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