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What book has mattered most to you?

What book has mattered most to you? An intriguing question for those who have read throughout their lives. My PageTurners book group recently read The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood. It’s about…well a book group that distributes a … Continue reading

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Such is life

Elaine,  Age 70 Well I am wondering how to live under the pressure that 70 is the new 60! Really….Tell both of my arthritic knees that. I remember my grandmother holding onto everything as she walked and I as a … Continue reading

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Am I insane for taking all this on, or should I just keep on trucking?

Noel,  Age 70 I must be in complete denial. I am 70, will be 71 in December. I have broken my femur, two wrists, a pelvic fracture 11 years ago, and breast cancer when I was 57. This week, I … Continue reading

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Feeling lonely and struggling with ageism

Diane,  Age 71 Thank you, Jane and Ellen for allowing me to share. First of all, my heart goes out to Lois (“My 70’s Story”) for what she was faced with and for her courage in dealing with it. I … Continue reading

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I miss my old house

Anonymous,  Age 70 Okay I wrote in this blog about living in an extremely rural Area in Montana and finally sold our home and land. Excited about change after 17 years of no friends and the loneliness over came me. … Continue reading

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My life’s purpose became clear

Barbara,  Age 70 I retired 2 ½ years ago and recently turned 70. I have always looked for meaning in my life, and found it in my work. But it’s been a struggle finding day-to-day purpose in retirement. I love … Continue reading

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Knitting a life

After hearing in our 70Candles! discussion groups and on this blog that many women are wondering how they might spend their time, I glanced back on these seven years of my own retirement and offer this summary of how I … Continue reading

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Do you know the signs of stroke?

Dixie, Age 73 May is National Stroke month. DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS OF STROKE? I didn’t the first time around, 2012, and put off going to the hospital beyond the time limit for receiving the “clot buster”. Last Saturday, … Continue reading

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Wish I had more girlfriends

Mary,  Age 70 I always thought that at this age I’d be “settled.” Nothing could be further from the truth. No relationship, my business is struggling and I worry way too much which I know is bad for one’s health. … Continue reading

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The New York Times’ second article on aging by Jane Brody featuring our book

Today is the first anniversary of the publication of this, the second in Jane Brody’s two-part New York Times series on aging. It again features our 70Candles! book, and a topic of great importance to women our age…where to live. … Continue reading

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