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Retirement Lifestyles Named One of
America’s Finest 50+ Magazines
(CHARLOTTE, NC) Retirement Lifestyles magazine has been named the second best United States magazine for 50+ readers by the judges of the 2009 19th Annual National Mature Media Awards.
“It almost seems inconceivable that our small 11-year-old magazine could compete favorably with AARP, but we do and that’s a testimony to our fabulous staff,” said Publisher/Executive Editor Dan Owens. “We hate to get beaten by AARP, but we take comfort in the fact that they have enormous national resources and their parent organization receives millions of dollars in support each year from the federal government. AARP should be better than everybody else,” he said.
Owens founded Retirement Lifestyles as an annual North Carolina tabloid newspaper in 1999. It is now a quarterly national slick magazine. “We write colorful articles that help our 50+ subscribers learn more about their lifestyle options,” Owens said, adding that a common theme is that you can relocate in a less expensive spot and put a nest egg in the bank.
The magazine was judged one of the top seven U.S. 50+ magazines in 1999, 2005, 2007 and 2008 among magazines and organizations of any size in any location in America. The 2009 Mature Media Award is the highest recognition Retirement Lifestyles has received.
“The first of 78 million baby boomers will turn 65 next year, officially kicking off the massive ‘age wave’ in this country,” said Owens. “Retirement Lifestyles fills part of a large vacuum of information in the marketplace for these aging consumers.”
As a national public speaker and consultant, Owens said awareness of the aging of America is increasing. “People were awestruck when James Taylor and Carole King packed concert venues around the country recently when other concerts were being cancelled. People are also amazed that Fox News’ conservative morning show leads all morning ratings. Aging boomers can be a powerful market,” he said.
For a free sample copy of Retirement Lifestyles, call (888)742-7362 or go to www.retiresouth.com. For a complete list of Mature Media Award winners, go to www.seniorawards.com.
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About Retirement Lifestyles Magazine:
Retirement Lifestyles magazine is an 11-year-old magazine for those aging boomers, empty nesters and retirees that are searching for a new lifestyle....a new location to live a better life. With many boomers projected to live into their 90s or even to 100, the new reality is a retirement spanning decades. Most people will not drop all work and sit on the rocking chair. They will have multiple homes, lots of travels, part-time or flex work and stimulating world of culture, lifelong learning, mentoring and fun with others. Retirement Lifestyles loves to highlight places and people and lifestyles that help us learn what our options are. Change is hard, but Retirement Lifestyles loves to present new avenues to a better life for those 55+.