Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Recently named "Best Blogger of 2015" by Huffington Post for her articles focusing on positive aging Barbara Grufferman is also an inspirational host for AARP 's popular web series: "The Best of Everything with Barbara Hannah Grufferman." She is the author of "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More" and a nationally recognized expert on positive aging. Grufferman writes the highly regarded front-page "Life After 50" column for Huffington Post, a weekly column for AARP, and is the 'Positive Living Expert' for GLOW Health & Wellness Magazine. She is a frequent guest on national and local radio and television shows. Her message to audiences is simple: "We can't control getting older . . . but . . . we can control how we do it."
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A recognized expert on positive aging, Barbara Hannah Grufferman is the author of "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More." Her best-selling resource book addresses the concerns of women over fifty based on the wisdom of top experts, including Diane von Furstenberg, Frederic Fekkai, Dr. Patricia Wexler, and others. Barbara was recently named "Best Blogger of 2015" on positive aging by Huffington Post for her popular weekly front-page "Life After 50," and she also writes a weekly column for AARP, and is the 'Positive Living Expert' for GLOW Beauty Magazine.
Barbara hosts the #1 most-watched YouTube Channel series for AARP, "The Best of Everything with Barbara Hannah Grufferman." Since the launch of her first book , she has appeared on numerous talk shows including The Today Show, The Early Show, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, Good Morning America Health, local television stations, and is a regular guest on radio and internet programs, including NPR, Dr. Oz Sirius Radio, OWN - the Oprah Channel, and Sirius Doctor Radio. She also travels around the country, speaking to groups on health, nutrition, career, fitness, sex and many other topics related to positive and healthy aging.
Barbara is a recipient of the 'Generations of Strength Award' from the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the country's leading authority and resource on osteoporosis and low bone density, for her outspoken support of positive and healthy aging in America, and was then named NOF's first Ambassador for Bone Health.
After attending St. John's University, and then New York University for graduate studies in Social Anthropology, Barbara began her twenty-year career in magazine publishing serving as Executive Vice President/Group Publisher, overseeing the operations of several well-known entertainment weeklies. Following her successful career in publishing, Barbara joined World Congress LLP - an international conference company that focused on infrastructure needs and projects in developing countries - as President, and member of the Board of Advisors.
A native New Yorker, Barbara lives in New York City with her husband, two daughters, and Gunther the Wonder Dog, who was rescued through the National Brittany Rescue Network.