Best Websites for Boomers & Gen-Xers for 2022
If you’re of a certain age and looking for some fun, informative, educational and non-controversial content, we’ve got some recommendations for you. We’ve compiled a list of websites created for people in their 50s and up who might not be interested in what (or why) Kanye West changed his name to (he’s now “Ye”) or what generation you’re from based on your salad dressing choice (for real … see this quiz on Buzzfeed).
We hand-picked these websites for seniors, senior blogs, and websites for older readers. Check them out and add your favorites to your OneLaunch bookmark dock.
Sixty and Me
The website SixtyAndMe.com offers articles geared toward baby boomer women, covering relevant topics such as gardening, crafts, money, health, beauty, grandchildren, retirement and friendship. They provide practical tips, tutorials and how-tos.
On the other hand, if you’re interested in learning more about technology, TechBoomers.com may be right up your alley. This free educational site can help you learn basic computer skills and how to use websites and applications.
While you’re here, add the OneLaunch blog to your favorites. We regularly publish articles geared toward non-digital natives and less tech-savvy folks like our parents.
American Association of Retired Persons
Aarp.org offers content related to those over 50 and is one of the best websites for retirees and pre-retirees. Membership gives you access to select discounts, programs and services, in addition to a subscription to their flagship magazine and a free secondary membership for someone in your household.
If you struggle with procrastination, overcoming negative thoughts, or achieving your goals, you may find the site LifeHack.org precisely what you need. This self-development website provides practical information that can help you improve your happiness, relationships, productivity, health, and more.
Medium.com is the ideal website for those who love the written word. You can post your content on any topic if you’re a writer. For readers, the more you click, the more you read, the more tailored your reading lists become. Just be careful. One-click on a topic about narcissists, and your every Medium newsletter will start off with more narcissistic articles!
Ever ponder big questions like, “Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?” The award-winning website MentalFloss.com should be your go-to if you’re eager to feel smarter. They cover the gamut: music, science, history, and more. check out their “amazing fact generator.”
Launched by the nonprofit Public Broadcast Service (PBS), NextAvenue.com provides mature readers stories as a means to get their readers to think about questions like “what’s next, what lies ahead, and what will be revealed in their lives.” With topics covering work, purpose, money and policy, health, living, and caregiving, Next Avenue looks to make a difference in the lives of its readers.
While you may think YouTube, a website for video sharing is for youngsters, quite the contrary. Yes, there is a world of content younger generations appreciate. However, YouTube also has thousands of hours of content for older viewers. What kind of videos can you watch for free? You can learn about home repair, cooking, photography, exercising, or pretty much anything else for that matter. You can even watch over 300 full movies for free on YouTube.
Computer History Museum
The internet itself is a baby boomer. While you can visit the physical museum in Mountain, Calif., the website ComputerHistoryMuseum.com allows you to explore how computers and technology have changed and their impact on us over the last 60 decades.
What started as a way to stay connected for those living in senior living facilities during the pandemic continues to touch people across the nation. Residents from around the U.S. share their favorite tunes on the internet radio station RadioRecliner.com that you can listen to for free.
- Stuff You Missed in History Class: This podcast is for you if you are a history buff. It covers both historical events and figures.
- 99% Invisible: Explores the unnoticed design and architecture that shapes our world. An ideal listen for those passionate about designs and the backstories of designs.
- Freakonomics Radio: Covers a wide range of topics, including health, leisure, home, entertainment, and more.
- The Alton Browncast: If you love cooking, you’ll enjoy The Alton Browncast, featuring the known chef and Food Network star Alton Brown. His podcast offers recipes, culinary tips, trends, and tricks.
Magazines (Online and Print)
- Town & Country: general interest, lifestyle magazine
- AARP The Magazine: published by the AARP, topics focus on aging issues
- Prevention: food and nutrition, wellness, fitness, weight loss, beauty and health conditions
- RV: all things recreational vehicle, like travel advice, tech tips, camping recipes, trip inspiration, rigs and gear
- Reader’s Digest: general interest material
- Suddenly65.com: covers over 200 events in the greater Los Angeles area (50 miles). It highlights things you can do, places to visit, and people to meet.
- SeniorPlanet.com: brought to you by AARP, this newsletter shares upcoming events, special opportunities, and course registration dates (for virtual Senior Planet classes). You can select online events or one of the following locations:
- New York City, NY
- North Country, NY
- Montgomery County, MD
- Palo Alto, CA
- San Antonio, TX
For those 50 and up, the internet is full of fun, thought-provoking, educational, nostalgic, and inspirational websites that are sure to entertain, sharpen your mind, and brighten your day.