BlusherNo, wearing blusher won't make you look like an outdated old hen. Just avoid pink blushers with cool undertones, like bluish-pink, which can add years to your face.
Blusher gives a healthy color to an otherwise sallow complexion, and has the additional benefit of drawing attention away from crow's feet around the eyes, so there's no reason why you should shun them.
Flattering shades for you are soft browns and peaches, rather than pinks, especially if you have flushed cheeks. And cream-based blush are what you should be getting, not powder-based ones.