gracefully greying


gracefully greying

About Us

Our Mission

Gracefully Greying is on a mission to support and educate:

  • The senior community of those 55 and older
  • Family members and other caregivers helping loved ones

We create open and meaningful discussions and provide resources to handle daily life.

Gracefully Greying Back Story

Gracefully Greying is a passion project created by attorney Henry Gornbein. The project began on YouTube as a video podcast series with Henry interviewing professionals discussing issues that we all face as we age. Henry then partnered with graphic designer/marketer Laurie Blume.  Together they developed the Gracefully Greying brand to include a comprehensive website, YouTube Channel, social media content, live stream interviews, e-newsletters, and corporate and community involvement.

Gracefully Greying focuses on the 55+ age demographic. Our resources serve as tools preparing for the future, and for people with aging parents who need information all in one place. Our platform is updated multiple times a week to bring you the latest information. We would like to hear from you. Have an idea? Contact us:  info@gracefullygreying.com.


Henry Gornbein, Co-founder

Henry has practiced family law in the Metro Detroit area for over 50 years. He is of counsel at Lipson Neilson PC. Henry is a former chair of the family law section of the State Bar of Michigan, former president of the Michigan chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and a former chair of the long-range planning committee of the National American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. He is known as an expert in understanding social media’s role in divorces and has authored several books including Divorce Demystified-Everything You Need to Know Before You File for Divorce and Child Custody-A Complete Guide for Parents. Henry is a graduate of Wayne State University and has his law degree from the University of Michigan. henry@gracefullygreying.com

Laurie Blume, Co-founder, Director of Marketing and Strategy

Laurie is the owner of Blume Design, a marketing, strategy, and design firm. She has worked with clients on comprehensive marketing solutions, creating distinctive brands through a set of marketing and communication methods and asset development, helping to distinguish themselves from competitors and create lasting impressions. She is the co-chair of Inforum Michigan Art & Culture Affinity Group in Southeast Michigan and an Ambassador for the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce. Laurie is a graduate of the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. laurie@gracefullygreying.com

Pam Lippitt, Chief Operating Officer

Pam is the founder and owner of The Hill Street Group, helping small business and non-profits expand their reach and effectiveness through improved communications, messaging, capacity building, operations, and strategic decision making. She is also proud to be a volunteer mentor for the Ann Arbor Spark Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and an "Ask an Expert" marketing mentor for Tech Town, part of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.  She is a graduate of the University of Michigan. pam@gracefullygreying.com

Lila Lazarus, Health and News Correspondent

Lila is an award–winning news anchor and health reporter who speaks five languages and holds two master’s degrees. She has covered the news all over the world. She is a spokesperson for Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Mercy Health in West Michigan, hosting the award-winning Lila’s Good Health broadcast series, Emmy® Award-winning television show Discover Remarkable: At the Heart of Medicine. Lila lives and breathes the message of health and wellness, striving to educate and inspire the community to live healthier lives. Lila doesn’t just talk the talk about health. She runs marathons, water skies, teaches yoga, and rides her bike to Lansing on occasion (70 miles) to encourage the Governor’s Fitness Council to practice what they preach. Lila believes we all have the ability to infuse our lives with passion and excitement and leads by example. Visit Lila Today to learn more about Lila.

Mindy Ruben, Cooking with Mindy

Mindy Ruben comes to Gracefully Greying after launching Mindy’s Yummy Sauces in 2018. More recently, Ruben has added on cooking lessons and live cooking demos on Yelp, Zoom and other platforms that reflect her clean eating and a healthy lifestyle. She helps with in-home menu planning for families and empty-nesters and is also a certified Life Coach. Mindy joins our team with a cooking series focused on healthy and delicious meal prep for one or two people.