Barbara Hannah  Grufferman

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.

    "We were happy to have Barbara as a part of our event. She added a fresh perspective and her personality and zest for life was definitely contagious. Our attendees enjoyed her outgoing personality and ability to relate to them, as well as the tips she had to offer for overcoming obstacles to achieving good health practices."

    -Centegra Health, 2016 Women's Event

    "From the moment she walked onto the stage with her vibrant personality and started telling her inspiring stories, Barbara electrified the audience. Her enthusiasm, natural charm, and positive messages about giving back to the community made everyone in the audience want to get involved in this worthy cause. Her speech made the event a huge success and memorable to all those who attended."

    -VP Marketing Red Heart Yarns (referring to their partnership with the American Red Cross)

    "The American Medical Association Alliance annual meeting attendees were given the wonderful opportunity to hear Barbara Hannah Grufferman speak about positive aging and living your best life after 50. Barbara was a wonderful, energetic speaker and she kept this audience of health professionals and community volunteers riveted by her talk. After Barbara finished there was a long line of people rushing to the podium to speak with her. In all my years of service with the AMA Alliance and AMA Foundation, I have never seen that kind of engagement between an audience and a speaker. The attendees were delighted and Barbara received superior scores in the post-meeting survey. If you are looking for a professional, inspirational speaker for an audience of women and/or men, of any age, Barbara is the one for you!"

    American Medical Association Alliance

    "Barbara spoke to a group of Wealth Management clients between the ages of 50-65. Barbara was clearly the best speaker I ever had. She inspirired the audience and her message of positive aging resonated with my clients, who continue to tell me she was one of the best they've ever heard. She shared her message of healthy and vibrant living, and targeted this message specifically to my clients, all of whom are wealthy and demanding. Many have asked to hear Barbara speak again."

    Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC

    "As a public speaker and spokesperson for positive living through the lens of health and wellness, there simply is no one better than Barbara Hannah Grufferman. A naturally vivacious and charismatic personality, Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge, media experience, and credibility to the table, which makes her a sought after expert on a range of topics. Barbara definitely delivers an "SRO" presentation!"

    GLOW Beauty, Health & Wellness Magazine

    Barbara was our key note speaker for the "SHE DID IT/NY" event. Over 200 women were thrilled with Barbara's talk: "How Turning 50 Can Save Your Life." She was relevant and inspiring and engaged the entire room in a lively Q and A. Barbara gave the attendees guidance on healthy living and offered next steps, leading with her own personal story combined up to date research and engaging statistics."

    BetterAfter50 (Event)

    "Barbara possesses an innate ability to connect with her audience on a personal level and engage them in discussion about health and wellness - no matter how sensitive the topic. She is one of the most popular speakers at our public events."

    The National Osteoporosis Foundation