Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 15, 2007
Ten-year-old Retirement Lifestyles magazine - like many of its readers - is not slacking in its "old age," being named one of America's top 50+ magazines for the third year in a row. Also, the magazine received more total awards in the magazine category - three - than any other.
"All I can say is 'wow' and thanks to a small but extremely talented staff," said Publisher Dan Owens. "The lifestyles of our empty nester, boomer and retirement readers is our narrow publishing niche and it is great for an independent group to favorably compare us to national magazines like AARP: The Magazine."
This is the 16th year that the "Mature Market Media Awards" have been awarded by the Mature Market Resource Center of Chicago, Ill.
The "Magazine of Southern Retirement," Retirement Lifestyles was named the third best 50+ periodical behind AARP: The Magazine and Arthritis Today, which is published by the Arthritis Foundation. Retirement Lifestyles highlights interesting retirement destinations and lifestyles for those wanting to make the most out of Act II or the second half of life.
For the third year in a row, Retirement Lifestyles has been named among the top American 50+ magazines. "We have written some unusual stories about how 50+ folks are creating retirement dreams and adventures. It's nice to know that our efforts are appreciated and we are considered to be very effectively fulfilling our mission," said Owens.
"It is a challenge to stay creative and poignant with a small staff up against the huge resources of publications like AARP," said Editor Carol Timblin. "The awards tell us that we're interesting, creative and highly readable…we love this feedback," she said.
Senior Living Associates, the parent company of Retirement Lifestyles, has been in the 50+ publishing, marketing, trade association and consulting business for 13 years. Originally founded to publish a series of Carolina regional magazines entitled "Senior Living," the company has moved closer to the younger, active boomer audience in recent years. In addition to Retirement Lifestyles, the firm operates the http://www.retiresouth.com website, the National Active Retirement Association (NARA) and provides consulting and real estate services.
A total of 1,000 entries were received in 33 categories. A distinguished, independent panel from across the United States served as judges. The program is designed to annually recognize the best media and other materials produced for a 50+ audience.
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