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8 concerns of women in their 70’s

We heard from women in their 70s here n our blog at 70candles.com and in 70candles discussion groups across the country, from New York to Texas. With decades of life ahead for many of us, it’s a great time to … Continue reading

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When we outlive our joints and our senses

Jane, Age 74 We seniors are fortunate to live in an era of robotic advancement.  As we age, and our parts wear out, we can turn to medical science to find replacement joints, organs, and sensory implantations. Ellen is back … Continue reading

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Confessing ageism

Amy, Age 29 OK my confession, I must thank you for your inspiration. I however must admit I am no where near the wisdom levels that you have achieved. I have come across this site by a stroke of luck … Continue reading

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Make what’s left of life count

Barbara, Age 70 Today Sept. 12th 2014 is my 70th birthday and I believe finding this web site was one of the gifts God has given me today. I live in Phoenix, AZ and married for 51 years to a … Continue reading

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Be well!

Kay, Age 69 I was so happy to find this today. I will be 70 in Feb. Needless to say I finally admit I am having issues with it. If I live to be 85 I only have 15 years … Continue reading

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Hear! HEAR!

Hear! HEAR! Jane, Age 74 I’ve had 74 years of good, and then good -enough -when -amplified hearing…I feel very grateful for that. But suddenly everything is changing… Here’s what I have to ignore: A very high-pitched shrieking sound in … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Hip Replacement

Ellen, Age 73 Three years ago, at age 70, I began to experience pain in my upper right leg after playing tennis. I diagnosed myself with a groin pull and made an appointment with a physical therapist. After about five … Continue reading

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Waiting for Inspiration

Anonymous, Almost 70 It is a muggy, summer’s evening. Daytime heat has cooled a bit. Thunder continues to echo. Wind bursts have quieted some but just a few drops of rain made it to the ground. The predicted storm seems … Continue reading

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Beyond my comfort zone…exhilarating!

Evelyn, Age 73 Last weekend I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in Curtis Summerfest, an intensive chamber music workshop held at Curtis, which happens to be 4 blocks from our home.  What an exhilarating experience it was!  I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Goals: Summer 2014 Challenge

Jane, Age almost 74 I’ve read that having goals is healthy for mind and body. I just started my own summer lap swimming, adding two more lengths of the pool each time I go in. Started at 15…..now at 22. … Continue reading

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