This is 50

Not your grandma's 50! TODAY explores Hoda's milestone birthday next week

July 31, 2014 at 10:11 AM ET

Image: Hoda Kotb
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Find your party hat: Hoda Kotb turns 50 on Aug. 9! 

Today's 50 is not your grandma's 50 — Baby Boomers are reinventing themselves by becoming first-time business owners, getting married, traveling and more. Seventy percent of 50-year-olds say they feel younger than their age, according to TODAY's survey. 

We'll mark Hoda's milestone next week with the series This is 50, exploring what life at that age is like in terms of health, dating, overall life satisfaction and more. 

TODAY partnered with Huffington Post to highlight 50 men and women who have made positive changes in their lives. You'll meet some of them next week. 

And there's no better way to celebrate a new decade than going outside your comfort zone. Hoda will kick off the week Monday by checking something off her bucket list on live TV. She'll also party Friday on the fourth hour of TODAY with Kathie Lee (and a few special guests). 

Join in! Tell TODAY: What's your favorite part about being in your 50s? Submit a video here or use the hashtag #ThisIs50. 

Other ways to participate: 
Tell TODAY about your "First at 50" 
Send us questions about sex in your 50s and beyond
Are you also turning 50 on Aug. 9? Let us know

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