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Jane Glenn Haas- Chief Lifestyle Expert- "Life After 50"

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Jane Glenn Haas was a multi-media personality, a newspaper writer, national columnist for the OC Register, book author, television host, professional speaker and founder of WomanSage, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering, educating and fostering mentoring relationships among women at midlife. Jane Glenn-Haas passed away on January 23, 2013 at 6:30 a.m. from complications after a stroke. She was 75 years old.


About Jane Glenn-Haas

Career and Awards
Jane's Books
Jane's Video

In November 2006, Jane Glenn Haas retired, ending a 25-year career as a writer for The Orange County Register. However, she continues to write two columns weekly for the newspaper.

Twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, she has been honored for Excellence in Aging Reporting with the Hugh Downs Award of the International Longevity Center; the American Society on Aging Media Award; the American Medical Writers Association Rose Kushner Award; the American Heart Association C. Everett Koop Award; the Alzheimer’s Association Rosemary Award, and many others.

Jane’s research on women at midlife already has led to coverage by TIME magazine, as well as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and other publications. She was asked to be a featured writer in a special TIME report on women at midlife.

She has appeared on the Today Show and was recently a featured speaker at the Texas Governor’s Conference for Women, the Massachusetts Governor’s Conference for Women and the Xerox Women’s Alliance. Los Angeles CBS-TV commentator Stacey Butler featured Jane Glenn Haas and WomanSage in a two-part series on the Channel 2 evening news in December.

Jane was a speaker at a variety of local and national events, including panelist at the International Longevity Center in New York; featured speaker for AARP conventions and meetings; a regular presenter at the American Society on Aging; emcee and host for many local and state events. She was the author of “Time of Your Life: Why Almost Everything Gets Better After Fifty” (Seven Locks Press). For seven years, she hosted a call-in television program on aging issues on the former OCN cable station. She appears regularly on PBS stations KCET and KOCE.

Jane Haas was in the middle of writing her second book before she had stroke complications. Her unfinished book, "Shift Happens" is about the many ways women deal with second midlife crisis events – from loss of a job to divorce and widowhood. She has collected more than 3,800 surveys from midlife women world-wide talking about how their lives are different from their mothers’. The survey is posted on the web site.

As a testimony to her vision, in less than four years, WomanSage has become a national organization reaching more than 6,000 women with regular e-mails, web site updates and blogs ( and a newsletter. There are four established chapters and more than 20 in formation.




Jane Glenn Haas VIDEO:  Senior Lifestyle Expert