gracefully greying


gracefully greying

About Us

Our Mission

Gracefully Greying provides information on legal, medical, social, economic, psychological and lifestyle issues for everyone 50+ or helping aging parents and family members. We create open and meaningful discussions and provide resources to handle the challenges of gracefully greying and living life fully.

Gracefully Greying Back Story

Gracefully Greying (GG) 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. Now, Henry has partnered with graphic designer/marketer Laurie Blume to develop the GG brand to include a comprehensive website, YouTube Channel, social media content, educational seminars, e-newsletters, and corporate and community involvement.

GG is for the 50+ age group. 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. And we would like to hear from you, as we strive to reflect the Gracefully Graying community needs. Have an idea? Contact us


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.

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.

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.