Empowering 50+ Men and Women Stay ACTIVE for Life! ™

Our Story

About Our Co-Founders

Dori O’Rourke and Kirsten Cummings founded ACTIVE after 50 to empower 50+ men and women to Stay Active for Life™.  Both are professional athletes and coaches who specialize in working with 50+ men and women. Dori – aka Coach Dori – is a 35-year LPGA Teaching Professional and ISSA certified strength and movement expert.  Kirsten is a 14-year international professional basketball player and personal fitness trainer.


50+ Men and Women in the US


People turning 50 in the US every day


Percentage of 50+ men and women who benefit from staying ACTIVE 


The Active Life 11™ Essential Skills that you’ll improve as you become more Active Life Ready™

Stay Active

Our mission is to help 50+ men and women STAY ACTIVE FOR LIFE™. Research shows that living an active life is essential if you want a high-quality and independent future.

We created ACTIVE after 50.org to be THE “go-to” site to provide all 50+ men and women the tools and resources to enjoy an amazing and active life — and for some– to experience a life-revitalizing change.

At ACTIVE after 50, we reject the belief that a traditional decline in movement and life is inevitable as we age.

Instead, we believe in traveling an entirely different road. You’re invited to join me and thousands of others who are living proof that you CAN move better with age. Instead of gradually losing your balance, your mobility, your mind, and more, your life will be getting better and better.  You will be free to do more of the things you want and love to do.

Take advantage of our unique tools and resources for active 50+ men and women. Search the Directory to find events and activities. Join our Community to connect with others based upon interests.  Participate in our Programs to reclaim and improve your strength, mobility, balance, breathing, and cardio. Check out our Store to treat yourself, family, and friends to some cool swag.  And learn about a wide range of 50+ issues in our Library.

Get started today! Take control of your life, your movement, and yourself.  The freedom and fun naturally flow from there.

Coach Dori

Our Story

Our Mission for Life


Inspired by Grace

This is where it all begins. Co-founder Dori first learns about “Senior Sports” from 80+ year, senior women’s basketball player, Grace Larsen, at an open gym for 45+ women in Encinitas, California.  Meeting Grace blew Dori’s future “wide open”.


Let the Games Begin

At age 50, Dori plays in her first Senior Games.  Coached by AA50 co-founder Kirsten Cummings, their San Diego Avalanche team brings home GOLD from the Huntsman World Senior Games 50+ Women’s Basketball event.


The Future Will Never Be the Same

In this consequential year, Dori comes to realize how much movement she’s lost. While participating in Parkour, an obstacle course sport, she finds herself unable to accomplish certain physical tasks that she used to be able to do. (Sound familiar?)  But she refuses to accept this “inevitable” decline and begins to research how to regain and improve her movement. She’s now able to move better than ever and started ACTIVE after 50 to share her success with others.  Her mission is to help 50+ men and women get and stay active for life.


It’s Official!

ACTIVE after 50 is created as THE “go-to” site for active-minded 50+ men and women. Our COMMUNITY connects our members through shared interests and groups. With our DIRECTORY, visitors search for activities, events, and services that focus on 50+ men and women. Our PROGRAMS and LIBRARY enable our members to get their bodies Active Life Ready™ . Our STORE provides products that inspire 50+ men and women to Stay Active for Life™.

2021 ON

Improving the Lives of MILLIONS of 50+ Men and Women

As professional coaches and athletes, Kirsten and Dori know what it takes to succeed.  Thanks to the support of an amazing team and inspired community, ACTIVE after 50 is perfectly positioned to help 50+ men and women stay active and independent for life!


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Grace Larsen and the amazing Splash senior women’s basketball team.


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