Good Age was founded by Doug Hanneman and Don Parker in 1981 as recent graduates of Inver Hills Community College. They operated it for several years before the Wilder Foundation Elderly Division took it on in 1984 (Hanneman stayed on until 1996 as an employee of Wilder). Wilder published it until July 2005 when it was acquired by Minnesota Premier Publishing (Terry Gahan and Janis Hall).
After moving the format from newsprint to an award-winning magazine, Minnesota Premier Publishing decided to cease publishing Good Age at the end of 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and retirement.
In 2022, the Publishers of The Phoenix Spirit (an addiction / recovery newspaper in the Twin Cities), purchased the magazine from Minnesota Premier Publishing.