ActiveOver50 Magazine Features African American and Entrepreneur Karen Routt on Cover

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Karen Routt, 55, is only one of a handful of black women over 50 running their own high tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is profiled and featured on the cover of ActiveOver50, a leading active 50+ consumer magazine in Northern California.

ActiveOver50, the #1 magazine for the active 50+ consumer in Northern California with over 200,000 readers in print and online, features African American and entrepreneur Karen Routt, 55, on the cover of its latest issue.

One of a handful of black women running companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, Karen’s biggest challenge is finding women like herself as role models and mentors. “The fact that there are so few black women entrepreneurs doesn’t deter or discourage me. I just keep plugging along.”

Her new company, Magnolia Prime, makes a customized, scheduled voicemail service to promote the independence of the elderly. ( It uses a telephone to send reminders and check in calls on loved ones to give the caregiver peace of mind.

“Our niche is the senior citizen who has not adopted new technologies like text messaging or social networking or simply doesn’t need complicated and expensive solutions like telehealth to remain independent.”

Besides profiling Karen who has an MBA from Stanford University, the latest issue of ActiveOver50 includes famed columnist Dr. Walter M. Bortz, ll, discussing “How to Live to 100” and columnist Evie Preston, The Money Lady, providing a simple test to check your financial acumen. Other articles include tips on how to create videos for YouTube and why Americans are seeking medical treatment overseas.

About ActiveOver50 Media
Founded in 2005, ActiveOver50 is a Media Company offering an array of products and services for the active 50+ market including a new TV series with NBC Bay Area, a magazine, an e- newsletter, website and tradeshow.

ActiveOver50’s print magazine is written for active 50+ consumers who are working, seeking work, thinking of retiring or leading active retired lives. It is available in print and online and reaches over 200,000 readers worldwide.

For more information about ActiveOver50 Media, contact publisher and CEO Larry W. Hayes at 408.921.5806 or email Larry(at)ActiveOver50(dot)com. Visit website:

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