New Thinking For Your Next Stage In Life

Welcome to Elder-Gateway, a portal to re-design yourself in the second half of life.

Why we are here: Perhaps, for the first time in human history, we, as an entire generation, are living longer lives; we can re-examine what it means to be at an advanced level of attainment. With 20, 30, 40, or more years ahead for some of us, we can move beyond traditional thought and explore new ideas in uncharted territory.

Come here to share new ideas about what to do with our new stage of life.

Our focus at Elder-gateway is on the mindset—the power—behind a fulfilled life.

Our expectations for a productive life may have changed, but our appreciation of adventure, creativity, purpose, and meaning is deeper than before.

There are many excellent resources elsewhere with investment ideas for retirees, health tips for seniors, diet and exercise for Baby Boomers, Social Security and Medicare, and other, more traditional, topics.

There are other good web sites discussing more traditional ideas of retirement such as where to travel, to play golf, or to go fishing, depending on one’s accumulated wealth, or to take up gardening, a hobby, or to do volunteer work.

All of these are fine pursuits—and we might even recommend some of the better ones. But our mission is to be elders, to act wisely, and to consciously navigate the next stage of life.

Join in the elder adventure: If you are ready to break the mold and to think outside of the box that used to be your life, then follow our link to our Elder-Gateway Facebook page.

We welcome you to click on the like button and to share your insights too. We’d like to hear from you.

At Elder-Gateway, we discover new insights, tools, and entertaining delights each day to share.

Who we are: Bill and Christine Rowe are paradigm pioneers who have shared a life of breaking beyond traditional molds, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Just as we thought we were reaching the age to invest in matching rocking chairs…whoosh, life intervened…and well, the adventure continues and now we would like to share it with you too….

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Zola March 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I would like more information and your newsletter.



Jo Doran August 31, 2013 at 3:33 pm


Your website is very interesting, and I’ve read a lot of it this morning. It’s rare to find such a blog, where awareness and intention are addressed openly, instead of just referred to as an aside.

I am a senior who is searching, and I will be reading your blog weekly. I just finished my doctorate at Purdue University in Rhetoric & Composition with ESL and Writing Center Administration secondaries in July and was offered a job as the ESL Coordinator at Northern Michigan University. I lost my husband to cancer my second year at Purdue and then went through invasive breast cancer in 2011 and had a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. Now that I’ve graduated and have this job, I somehow feel very lost. It’s as if working on my dissertation/doctorate was my job and while I did it, I was ‘young.’ Now, because of some of the cancer medication I’m on, I’m feeling my age very suddenly. My reason for getting my degree (so I could get a job and Tom could retire) is non-existent… and I’m very angry.

I don’t even know how I found your site, but I’m glad I did. I hope to try your audio files and get back to meditation, which I quit for a few years now… and I hope you will continue to post your thoughts and ideas. I appreciate them.

Best, Jo


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