She has a weekly front-page column on Huffington Post and AARP, and is Positive Living Editor for GLOW Beauty Magazine. Barbara blogs regularly for other websites and is currently at work on her second book.
Barbara has extensive experience on-air and is the host of a popular series for the AARP YouTube Channel, The Best of Everything After 50 with Barbara Hannah Grufferman, which celebrates positive living. She also presents the Daily Tip for Positive Living video series on her website.
Since the launch of the book in April 2010, Barbara can frequently be seen on The Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America Health, local television stations, and is a regular guest on numerous radio and internet programs, including NPR, Dr. Oz Sirius Radio on the Oprah Channel, and Sirius Doctor Radio. She also travels around the country, speaking to groups on health, nutrition, career, fitness, sex and many other topics related to positive and healthy aging.
Barbara is a recipient of the Generations of Strength Award from the National Osteoporosis Foundation, the country’s leading authority and resource on osteoporosis and low bone density, for her outspoken support of positive and healthy aging in America, and then named NOF’s first Ambassador for Bone Health.
Barbara launched Best of Everything Media, Inc. to publish books, develop online content, and generate ideas for network and web-based television programs.
After attending St. John’s University, and then New York University for graduate studies in Social Anthropology, Barbara began her twenty-year career in magazine publishing during which she started magazines and served as Executive Vice President/Group Publisher, overseeing the operations of several well-known entertainment weeklies. Barbara has been profiled in the New York Times and many publishing journals.
Following her successful career in publishing, Barbara joined World Congress LLP—an international conference company that focused on infrastructure needs and projects in developing countries—as President, and member of the Board of Advisors.
A native New Yorker, Barbara lives in New York City with her husband, two teenaged daughters, and Gunther the Wonder Dog, who was rescued through the National Brittany Rescue Network.