Julie Halpert, Caring.com Contributor


Julie Halpert is a freelance journalist with more than two decades of experience writing for over two dozen national publications. She is also the coauthor of Making Up With Mom, which focuses on generational differences between women and their mothers, and how to resolve them. She has focused extensively on issues of health and aging, writing about how boomers will reinvent themselves during retirement and the struggles that older Americans face in a challenging economy. These are issues she has covered for AARP's Life Reimagined Channel, The Fiscal Times, and CNBC. She writes for MORE magazine's Second Act section, featuring women who have made career transitions late in life. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal's Encore section, focusing on the ways older Americans spend their leisure time. She has covered health issues extensively for a variety of publications, including iVillage; O, The Oprah Magazine; Redbook; and Parents. Her website is http://juliehalpert.com/ and you can follow her on Twitter: @julhalps


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