Our Team

ThirdAge.com, the biggest and best site for “boomer and beyond” women since 1997, is dedicated to improving your life with up-to-date information on a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Every day our editorial team will bring you the news and research you need to navigate both the challenges and the joys of being a ThirdAger. Working with experts, we’ll keep you abreast of breaking medical news and let you in on the health secrets of Boomer celebrities. We’ll talk about the things that mean most to you:  the empty nest, living solo, finding love, coping with caregiving, and remaking your life the way you want it to be. We’ll also feature the latest approaches to brain fitness, diet, exercise, and age-related health conditions. We’re your partner in making your life the healthiest and best it’s ever been. Here’s to you!

Our articles and blog posts have been featured on the following websites:
AARP, AOL, Forbes, Huff/Post50, Reader's Digest, Reuters, Slate, Yahoo Shine

Editorial Staff

Sondra Forsyth, Co-Editor-in-Chief


Sondra is a National Magazine Award winner with scores of major magazine bylines and twelve books to her credit. Her most recent book is “Candida Cleanse: The 21-Day Diet to Beat Yeast and Feel Your Best”. Sondra was Executive Editor at "Ladies’ Home Journal," Features Editor at "Cosmopolitan," and Articles Editor at "Bride’s." A former ballerina, she founded Ballet Ambassadors, an arts-in-education company in New York City, and served as Artistic Director for 16 years.

Jane Farrell, Co-Editor-in-Chief


Jane has been at ThirdAge since 2010. Prior to that she served as a Senor Editor at BettyConfidential, Executive Editor of Rosie Magazine, Senor Editor of McCall's, and Articles Editor of Ladies' Home Journal. She is the author of numerous articles for major magazines..  

Lois Joy Johnson, Beauty and Fashion Director

Lois is a top beauty editor, writer, author, and true product junkie. She was a founding editor and beauty and fashion director of More magazine. Prior to that, she was the beauty and fashion director of Ladies' Home Journal. Her passion is helping women deal with their beauty and style choices, issues, and dilemmas. She currently contributes to U.S.A. Today among other publications. Her most recent book is  “The Wardrobe Wakeup: You Gide to Looking Fabulous at Any Age”.

Medical Experts

At the heart of ThirdAge content are our expert voices -- contributions by renowned thought leaders, respected authorities and notable academics in all area of health for women 50+. Our experts always offer a depth of knowledge and understanding of their respective fields and they share with us an unwavering commitment to usefulness, accuracy, and relevancy.

Jana Klauer, M.D. – Nutrition, Weight Loss, and Fitness

 Dr. Klauer, is the author of "The Park Avenue Nutritionist's Plan" and "How the Rich Get Thin." She was trained in internal medicine and rehabilitation medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Klauer also holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. Please visit her web site at http://www.janaklauermd.com/

Marie Savard, M.D. – Women's Health, Men's Health 

Dr. Marie, a Medical Contributor for ABC News and a frequent keynote speaker, is one of the most trusted voices on women's health, wellness, and patient empowerment. She is the author of four books, three of them with Sondra Forsyth, including one that made the Wall Street Journal list of the best health books of 2009: "Ask Dr. Marie: What Women Need to Know about Hormones, Libido, and the Medical Problems No One Talks About." Dr. Marie earned a B.S. in Nursing and an M.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania. She is Managing Director of Diversified Search, the largest women-owned search firm in country. Formerly, she was the director of the Center for Women's Health at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, technical advisor to the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, advisor to the American Board of Internal Medicine Subcommittee on Clinical Competency in Women's Health, health columnist for Woman's Day magazine, and senior medical consultant to Lifetime Television's Strong Medicine. Pleas visit www.drsavard.com.

Monica Williams-Murphy, M.D. Monica Williams-Murphy, MD, is a board-certified emergency physician who is on staff at one of the largest public health systems in the nation, Huntsville Hospital, in Alabama. She is an author, blogger and public speaker whose focus is empowering patients and families in critical and end-of-life decision-making. Her book, "It's OK to Die" and companion website are devoted to transforming the end of life into a time of peace, closure and healing. To buy the book and learn more about Dr. Williams-Murphy’s work, visit www.oktodie.com.

Sara Gottfried M.D.teaches women how to balance their hormones naturally so they can rock their mission. She is a Harvard-educated physician, speaker and New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure (Simon & Schuster, 2013). She is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is regularly featured in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, O Magazine, and Yoga Journal, and TV including The Ricki Lake Show and 20/20. Known for effortlessly blending the seriousness of women’s health with playfulness and humor, Dr. Sara says her mission is to help women lose weight, feel great and vital from their cells to their soul.Please visit http://www.saragottfriedmd.com/

Bloggers and Writers

Sally Abrahms

Elle Aldridge

Nancy Anderson

Sherry Amatenstein LCSW

Ross Blair

Gail Blanke

Diane Blum

Tom and Karen Brenner

Jim Brosseau

Laura Lee Carter

Sheila Clancy

Jeanne Dennis

Jed Diamond

Ellen Dolgen

Maddy Dychtwald

Marijke Vroomen Durning RN

Gay Norton Edelman

Marki Flannery

Sally Franz

Staness Jonekos

Sally Koslow

Cheryl Krauter-Leonard

Audrey Pellicano RN

Chris Orestis

Bonnie Remsberg

Donna Ryan

Judy Santamaria MSPH

Meg Serino

Nancy Shenker

Barbara Shook Hazen

Shari Snelling

Susan Tolles

Andrea Warshaw Wernick

Nancy Wurtzel

Hilary Young