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Suddenly Senior Postcard

About 3.1 Million Seniors Read Suddenly Senior Each Month in 83 Publications Around the World*

This Suddenly Senior Website is the most trusted senior site in America today, getting more than three million hits a month from the world’s most devoted 50+ audience.

This Website – Quantcast-ranked in the top 1/4 of 1 percent of all Websites – has over 4,650 pages of humor, nostalgia, senior advocacy, and useful information for seniors 50+. Updates daily.

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Been there? Done that? You’re not alone…takes readers through the highs and lows of “geezerdom”. Suddenly Senior is a funny valentine to aging.

– Sheila Reed, Editor of Seniority section, St. Petersburg Times

…the funniest and most fearless voice for mature citizens. Those who find themselves “suddenly senior” will find a golden blend of keen observation, sharp wit, and unflinching principles.
– Chris Powers, Editor and Publisher of Ozarks Maturity

We have looked for years for a column like Suddenly Senior. We wanted a literate, witty, sometimes biting, sometimes ironic male writer with an exterior of rumpled steel and the heart of a streetwise pussycat!
– Diane Wagner, Editor of Washington state’s Senior Messenger

…has done more for the over-50 set…than AARP, our politicians, and social agencies combined. He gives our seniors hope and humor. Shows them exactly how to get pharmaceutical discount cards, how to cajole Medicare, how to best help friends with Alzheimer’s.
– Dave Whitney, Editor and Publisher of Florida’s Key Largo Independent

We searched high and low for a clever, professionally written feature that would lighten our pages and attract new readership. Suddenly Senior has just that right touch that our readers love, whether they’re 50 or 80.
– Bob Epp, Publisher of Philadelphia’s Milestones Magazine

Our readers love your column. We agree. Your columns are FUN!!! We are “blessed” for having your column in our paper. Our readers love your sense of humor, as we do too, and we really appreciate your keeping them up on the latest government scams!
– Pat Teeters, Editor of California’s The Valley Messenger

…is a clear voice leading us through the wilderness of growing old in the 21st Century. With humor and compassion, “SUDDENLY SENIOR” keeps its readers up to date on the issues that affect their daily lives. Suddenly Senior’s column is a definite asset to our paper!
– Jeff Thompson, editor of Missouri’s The Reporter

Looking for a column to add a little spice to Living Well, I returned to a website I had found and enjoyed last year. Spending a few minutes on the Suddenly Senior site reminded me of the upside of seniordom, and gave me a whole new vision of what I wanted this paper to be.
– Loretta Humble, Publisher of Texas’ The Malakoff News and Living Well

So many of my readers tell me how much they look forward to your Suddenly Senior column and thoroughly enjoy reading it. You are an asset to Generations.
– Mary McGraw, Editor, and Publisher of Maryland’s Generations

Suddenly Senior is a light, knowing, and very funny voice reporting from the front lines of geezerdom.”

Check out Suddenly Senior’s column to get the real truth of growing up and older in a society that has difficulty acknowledging and respecting older folks. Real stories through real-life experiences will touch your heart and your funny bone! You will gain a sense of humor and reality from these true tales.

Suddenly Senior’s columns are not only knowledgeable and interesting but witty, funny, and very enlightening. And our readers find their columns as enjoyable as I do

We recommend the Internet magazine, SuddenlySenior.com. It features wonderful humor and hope for those 50- to 99-year-olds who have become seniors before their time … Adds hilarious humor to the Web. Suddenly Senior is tops in Websites we like.

Best Senior Site ever on the Web! Great, up-to-date information on how seniors can save money on drugs. Wonderful nostalgia. Hard-hitting senior advocacy pieces that get read in high places. Wonderful humor. It’s all at Suddenly Senior. Check it out. See if we’re not right. FIVE STARS – ALEXA.COM

*Suddenly Senior’s US print publication audience includes the following for a total circulation of 3.1 million readers:

  • Living Well (weekly), Malakoff TX
  • St. Petersburg Times (daily), St. Petersburg FLChicagoland's News Cover
  • The Independent (weekly), Key Largo FL
  • Prime Time (monthly), Bloomington IL
  • Seniors Own Echo (monthly), Kamloops BC
  • Senior News: 50 and Better, 10 editions in Chicago & Northern IL
  • Sequim This Week (weekly), Sequim WA
  • The Tullahoma News/The Sunday News, Tullahoma, TN
  • Dignity Dialogue (Monthly), Mumbai, India
  • 50 PLUS Lifestyles (monthly), Madison WI
  • Seniority (monthly), Tiffin OH
  • Prime Times (monthly), Harford County MD
  • Georgia Senior (quarterly magazine), Gray GA
  • Barefoot Tattler (monthly), Barefoot Bay FL
  • Neighbors‘ Silver Linings, (monthly), Canyon Lake, CA
  • Mature Living News Magazines (monthly), Toledo, Akron/Canton, and Dayton OH
  • Life After 50 (monthly), CO
  • Minnesota Good Age, Minneapolis/St. Paul MN
  • Senior Voice (Monthly), Alaska
  • News and Views for the Young at Heart, Bloomington IL
  • Broad Street Magazines, Moorestown NJ
  • Senior Beacon (monthly), Manchester NH
  • Senior Observer (weekly), Maitland, Winter Park FL
  • Senior Times (monthly), Boston MA
  • Montana Senior News (monthly), Missoula MT
  • Senior News (monthly), New Braunfels TX
  • Say Yes! (monthly), Oneida, IL
  • Senior Magazine (monthly), AZ
  • Senior Directions (bimonthly), Charlotte NC
  • Best Times, St. Louis Park, MN
  • Senior Living Guide, (quarterly), Monahans TX
  • Focus on Mature Lifestyles (monthly), Akron OH
  • Senior Messenger (monthly), Vancouver WA
  • Senior Voice (weekly), Winter Springs, Olvieda FL
  • Snowbirds/Gulf Coast (monthly), Panama City FL
  • Senior Beacon, (monthly), Tilton VT
  • High Point Enterprise monthly), High Point NC
  • FiftyPlus (monthly), Richmond VA
  • Senior Savvy (monthly), Salisbury NC
  • Senior News (20 editions), Dallas TX
  • Legacy Magazine, Oakland, Macomb, and Northern Wayne County, MI
  • Experienced Living (monthly), Sevierville TN
  • 50+ LifeStyles (monthly), NY
  • Havre Daily News (daily), Havre, MT
  • Senior Sampler, St. George, UT
  • The Eastern Shore Milestone (monthly), Chestertown MD
  • Senior Digest (monthly), Austin TX
  • The Valley Messenger (monthly), Yucaipa CA
  • Life After 50 (monthly), El Paso TX
  • Southwest Atlanta Home & You (monthly), Atlanta GA
  • Seasoned in the Carolinas (monthly magazine), Greenville SC
  • Broward Senior News (weekly), Margate FL
  • The Good Life/This Week, Sault St. Marie MI
  • Redneck World (monthly, National
  • Senior News (monthly), Olympia WA
  • Senior Star News (monthly), O’Fallon MO
  • Today’ Senior (monthly), Magalia CA
  • Generations (monthly), Columbia MD
  • Idaho Senior Independent (bimonthly), Boise ID
  • Senior Saver News (biweekly), Clearwater FL
  • Our Senior Times, (monthly), Cookeville TN
  • The Weekly Reporter, Lake of the Ozarks MO
  • PrimeLiving (monthly), Salem/Roanoke VA
  • Senior News (monthly), Houston TX
  • Mumbai News, Mumbai India
  • The Platinum Record, E. Baton Rouge LA
  • Mature Focus (monthly), Moline IL
  • Ionia County Magazine (bimonthly), Ionia MI
  • The Senior News (monthly), Youngstown OH
  • Senior Beacon (weekly), Silver Spring MD
  • Mature Citizen (monthly), Iron Mountain MI
  • Now & Then Magazine (monthly), Wooster OH
  • New England Senior Beacon, Boston MA
  • The Senior Advantage (monthly), N.E. Arkansas
  • Golden Life (monthly), Florence SC
  • Senior Citizen Reporter (monthly), Costa Mesa CA
  • Senior News (monthly), Parkersburg, WV
  • Montana Senior News (monthly), Helena MT
  • Arizona Ramblings (monthly), Phoenix AZ
  • Senior Organized Services, (quarterly), Lakeland FL
  • Mrs. McGregor’s FiftyPlus (monthly), Esconaba MI
  • Senior Times (monthly), Columbus OH
  • News and Views for the Young at Heart (monthly), Peoria IL
  • Senior Sampler (monthly), St. George UT
  • Transitions (monthly), Myrtle Beach SC
  • Lone Tree Leader (weekly), Onarga IL
  • East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, Baton Rouge LA
  • Living Well: 50+ (weekly), Omaha, NE
  • Adult 55+ Community (monthly), Philadelphia PA
  • Senior News (monthly), Austin TX
  • Golden Era Times (bimonthly), Fairview Heights IL
  • Ozarks Maturity (monthly), Springfield MO
  • So. Florida Sun-Times (weekly), Hollywood FL
  • Best of Times! (monthly), Wilmington, NC
  • Beacon Newspapers (weekly), Grand Junction CO
  • Senior Star News (monthly), St. Louis MO
  • Lowcountry Sun (monthly), Charleston SC
  • PrimeTimes, (monthly), St. Charles MO
  • Scottsdale Luxury Living Magazine (monthly), Scottsdale AZ

About 15 – 20 other US papers run the column occasionally, many through Suddenly Senior’s print syndicator, Senior Wire.

Online, Suddenly Senior is published at over a dozen popular senior sites, including:

  • Life Over 50
  • Snowbirdy.com
  • 50 Plus – Feeling 30
  • Today’s Woman
  • Fifty-Plus
  • Adult 55+ Communities
  • Second Wind
  • Rutherford Senior Connections
  • Village Soup
  • Seaside Scoop/Vero Beach FL
  • Vintage Journal
  • 2young2retire
  • Active Adult Housing
  • My Sun Country
  • Silver Reflections
  • The Senior News
  • Senior Life USA
  • Congress of California Seniors
  • Council of Aging
  • South Salem Seniors (both newsletter and Website)
  • SeniorJournal.com
  • Sonoma Seniors Today
  • Well Preserved
  • Democratic Underground
  • Occasional columns appear at The Public Reader, So. Calif. Senior Life, and at least 20 other sites

Suddenly Senior is published in countless retiree and senior newsletters.

Other column distribution includes the three million+ visitor hits monthly at the Suddenly Senior site and each of the 36,000 men and women over 50 who, “senior before their time,” have asked for and automatically receive the column and/or Suddenly Senior’s Best Jokes of the Week” in their e-mail.

Suddenly Senior’s audience is huge, smart, and loyal. Its message is powerful. Suddenly Senior is the only senior column and Website that tells the real truth about geezerdom – ear hairs, plugged prostates and all – with humor, compassion, and hope.


The Senior Publishers Media Group in a recent survey found…

  • 5.8 million seniors regularly read senior newspapers
  • 70 percent of those senior readers buy products and services from ads in those papers
  • 25 percent of the readership of these papers are younger than 55
  • 30 percent are between 55 and 64
  • 29 percent are 65+

Remember: Every 8.4 seconds yet another baby boomer reaches age 50 and, to their horror, gets invited to join AARP!

About the Suddenly Senior site…

  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of all Websites by Google
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of all Websites by Quantcast
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of all Websites by Alexa

Recent reader comments…

…you give me hope, at least there are a few of your kind left. Carol A. Gilbert

Thank you for your continuing courageous coverage of the Social Security “reform” swindle the Bush administration is trying to pawn off on Americans, both young and old. Claude M. Gruener, Austin Ink

I have just been a subscriber for a few days now but it seems to me you are doing a great service to a great many seniors. I have already received more information from your newsletter than from any other single source. Keep up the good work of keeping us all informed so we can at least have a better chance of making the right decision at the right time for the right reasons. Bob Hudspeth, Cahokia, Illinois

Now this wonderful article comes along … and it’s all clear, easy to read and understand … even my brain feels relaxed now. Your writing this article on the Drug Plan is like therapy to me. No kidding you touched all bases as you rounded them because you hit a home run with this one baby!! Thank you ….you are a real friend. Dean Mattila

Thank you for your bravery in the face of what is going on in our land. Abe Amchin

I so admire your advocacy and dedication. Your newsletters are wonderful because they look at all aspects of aging; really convey your commitment to seeing seniors as whole people. The other reason you are so successful is because you represent yourselves as regular people, nor do you print outside “expert” clinical opinions. Jeanne Naft, Director, Brandywine Nursing Home, Briarcliff Manor, NY

Thanks for keeping us seniors up to date and informed on the latest issues. Al Legg

Do you realize how much we Suddenly Seniors depend on all of the “hard work” you do? It is so reassuring to have someone acknowledge “us” so quickly and help us with the things that are “SO” important to us. Daisy Starks

I’ve never been so pleased with any other site than I have been with the “Suddenly Seniors” update weekly or daily. The jokes, news, and other happenings are without price. I hope I never have to do without it. Betty Rembosky

Thanks for your vigilance. I enjoy your newsletters immensely and have recommended it to others! Jean Anderson

You’re a great messenger and even when I don’t agree you have a great column with loads of info. Marlene Bedford

You do great work. Don’t ever let anyone dissuade you from doing so! Dave Schreffler

Thank you so much for taking the time to share both sides. I find it impossible to make an informed decision when only one side is available. I know some people like only one side, but then again they’re lazy. Keep up the excellent work. Mike McVicker

Another hard-hitting editorial that leaps off the page from the word processor. Keep it up. John King

Thanks for your response. Your website is always refreshing and a great gathering place for we who are truly suddenly senior. I’m still a 40-year-old airline pilot (In my mind) although the body I live in is about is about to turn 70. Thanks again. Harv LaFollette

You help me all the time, as my continuing inspiration. Peggy Fisher, columnist “Seaside Scoop” Vero Beach FL

The work you do is very important, and I think more significant than you imagine in terms of helping seniors make sense of the world. I think reframed sensibilities for the average person that you shape is the key to getting things back on track. It is the lens through which they make their political choices. Michael Dougherty

Thanks for all the great info, you have kept me more informed about the debate than ever before. Tareek Jones

That is one of the most important articles you have ever done! You make things a lot more clear than we get on daily newscasts. Faythe Dick

How much clearer could you be? I loved your essay and the fire and passion you put into it. What a colorful use of words and images! You got my attention and, I hope, many thousands more. Lee Hogan


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    Now read by 3.1 million in 83 newspapers from Florida's St. Petersburg Times to the Mumbai, India News.