In addition to a new thread for seniors, I would suggest emailing Mark to see if he will do a front-page blog post for seniors. Even though he doesn't look it, Mark himself is pushing 60.
AussieNana, can you buy pepper spray (mace) in Australia in case of a home invasion? At close range it's probably as effective as a weapon. If nothing else it will give you more time to run away.
5'0" female, 44 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 111 on sugar cheat. Currently fighting off sugar/candy cravings with bulletproof cocoa and a little rice.
I (try to) follow by-the-book primal as advocated by Mark Sisson, except for whey powder and a bit of cream. I advocate a two-month strict adjustment for newbies. But everybody is different and should tweak Primal to their own needs.