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Co-Founder C Suzanne Bates featured in StarTribune article on Love in Late Life

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C. Suzanne Bates , one of the co-founders of Aging But DANGEROUS ( ABD —  has written a timely new easy-to-read book full of vital information, anecdotes and strategies  for women 50+.

Like the organization itself (which has sponsored everything from Martini Jump Skydives and its notorious Kick Ass Modeling Squad to health and wealth planning seminars), the book is all about honestly scaling the obstacles of aging with gratitude, courage and dignity, to go beyond everyone’s preconceived notions about what women over 50 can do or should be.

Suzanne would be an ideal guest for your program to talk about her new book, “DON’T PEE ON MY SOFA! AND OTHER THINGS TO LAUGH ABOUT —  the first of three books in the series, TIPS & STRATEGIES FOR EMBRACING LIFE AFTER 50 — and the name of the upcoming ABD Book Tour.

This humorous account of aging is packed with dangerous tales and practical tips communicated through a series of personalized essays written by Bates for women over 50. The book covers such topics as:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Managing Money (women 50+ have lots — see below)
  • Female Incontinence (affecting more than 13 million adults and one in four women ages between 30 and 59  — hence the book title)
  • Matters of the heart
  • Sex
  • Downsizing and living by Design
  • Fashion, Make Up and Hair
  • Diet, Exercise and Mental tranquility
  • Their best practices for aging breasts, bras and other parts and garments
  • Best products to live life practically but also to the fullest
  • A rich resource guide to living at 50+


  • Inaugural (World Record Setting) – Martini Jump Skydive 2010
  • Casting Call for ABD KICKASS Models – 2010
  • Dispelling the Myths of Aging Fashion Show – 2010/2011
  • Partnership with Minnesota Monthly Magazine – 2010
  • 2nd Annual Martini Jump Skydive with Explorer Ann Bancroft – 2011
  • Poopapalosa – 2012 Colonoscopy Party (Colorectal awareness event)
  • Launched Aging But DANGEROUS SIZZLE Radio Show – 2012
  • TIME Magazine – 2014 Healthiest Places To Live
  • 4th Annual Martini Jump Skydive with “The Flying Nun” Sister Rosalind – 2014
  • TIME Magazine – 2015 The Secrets of Living Longer
  • Book Launch – DON’T PEE ON MY SOFA!  AND OTHER THINGS TO LAUGH ABOUT – Tips & Strategies for Embracing Life After 50 from AgingButDANGEROUS.COM
  • Cover of Good Age Magazine – 2016

Why did Suzanne write the book? Why Not?!

  • Women 50 and over control $19 TRILLION net worth worldwide
  • They own more than 3/4 of the nation’s wealth
  • Women make 85% of the purchasing decisions in America

Let me know if you want to schedule an interview with C Suzanne Bates.

Call Patricia Maltz today.

Aging But DANGEROUS was conceived when our discussions turned from wine, weddings and weekend getaways to what was happening to our wit,  wallets and waistlines. It wasn’t just one single issue. We were experiencing a multitude of converging shifts in how we perceived and experienced life. Were we in dangerous territory?

Whether avoiding danger, pursuing danger or admitting that we are a danger, we feel that risk and danger become heightened as we age.

Many of us take a pledge to hold on to what we can of our youthful selves until WE are ready to let go. Sometimes we want an edge; sometimes we seek a little danger…(stimulation). Like getting a tattoo or jumping out of an airplane, danger is truly in the eyes of the endangered. Some of us become conservative and want to avoid danger. It’s not our style—or is it? Many of us feel that we are becoming more dangerous: poorer driving skills, loss of physical agility, forgetting what we have done—or not done.

There is a common denominator needed to navigate all of these challenges and opportunities, it is honesty!  By sharing our knowledge, inside tips, energy sources and cosmetic “indiscretions” that assist in helping us feel fabulous, we won’t be flying solo on our new journey. And it is a lot more fun to have some partners in crime along for the ride.

Uniting women through truthful communication to support feeling good about who they are and what they can become—that is us. Women can do anything they put their minds to—especially at this age.  And that IS beautifully dangerous!

Aging BUT®  inspires, empowers and challenges women over 50 to live an Aging But DANGEROUS life through refreshing honesty, unexpected points of view and edgy humor.

We sponsor membership activities and benefits, a weight management club, special events, a weekly radio broadcast and a blog written just for you.  We can also provide speakers for your events on topics of interest to those of us who are excited about these golden years when we have more freedom and wisdom to do new things.