About a month ago, I was exploring Medicare plan options because I will turn 65 in October, when I suddenly had an epiphany that in 15 years, I’ll be 80 years old! 

My first thought was, “How could this be happening?  Just 15 years ago, I was turning 50 and entering this exciting phase of my life?  Now I’m looking at that last phase and I have no idea of what to expect!” 

For the next few weeks, that thought kept haunting me, and then I interviewed Susan Salenger, one of our guests this month on Smart Women Talk.  Susan is 80 years old and still bench presses weights!  She is feisty, vibrant, and looks 65!  Speaking with her was a real game-changer for me.  She is driven, filled with purpose and passion, and best of all, she has no plans to slow down. 

If you are age 50 plus, then I invite you to listen to the wisdom our two guests share with us this month.

Susan Salenger is the author of Sidelined: How Women Manage & Mismanage Their Health. I was intrigued by her tips on how to prepare for a doctor’s appointment in order to have a more effective experience because your time with your MD is so limited nowadays.  Be sure to watch or listen to the show to learn how she stays so healthy and happy at 80!

And be sure to tune into our encore show with the brilliant author and OBGYN, Dr. Anna Cabeca!  Dr. Anna is the bestselling author of The Hormone Fix and Keto-Green 16. She is also triple-board certified and a fellow of gynecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She holds special certifications in functional medicine, sexual health, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This fun show explores how to improve and maintain your sexual health and how to stay young and healthy inside and out!

Let’s stay vibrant all through our 2nd and 3rd acts, ladies!  Come learn how on Smart Women Talk!


Katana Abbott, CFP®, is a Retirement Income Coach and Certified Social Security Claiming Specialist, founder of the Midlife Millionaire® Solution, and the host of Smart Women Talk. For over 35 years, Katana has helped baby boomers plan for retirement, including how to create lifetime income, how to optimize their Social Security benefits, launch an encore career and prepare for long-term care.  She has written several books, created a financial literacy course, and is a popular speaker. Katana has been honored by NAWBO as one of Detroit’s Top 10 Businesswomen, receiving the Breakthrough Award. To download her new retirement guide, Three Smart Strategies to Maximize Your Retirement Income, visit www.katanaabbott.com