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My decision to leave my home

Barbara Mott, now 90 Excerpts from Chapter Two written in her 80′s While I am now blissfully settled in my new home, it was with much deliberation and soul-searching and almost sleepless nights that I had come to the decision … Continue reading

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Alone, seeking connections

Lynette, Age 75 i just heard about this blog in a book i got for a friend – “70 things to do when you turn 70.” this is my first year being alone. when i was healthy, everything seemed ok. … Continue reading

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Now what?

Linda, Age 69 I am so happy I found your site. I will be 70 in August and have been pondering,”Now what?” That’s what I googled and found 70candles. I have taken your advice on makeup and hair, even got … Continue reading

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Helpful or overbearing?

Lia, 70something A gentleman or an old codger? An incident, which occured earlier today, has made made me ponder over the issue of what constitutes helpful versus overbearing male behaviour. I was part of a small group of seniour men … Continue reading

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A glimpse of the big picture

Karen, Age 70 In January, 2014, I spent three weeks in India with two women who are not family members, not of the same nationality, and not in the same age group. Drawn together by a keen interest in the … Continue reading

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Digging out

Marilyn, Age 73 I am so happy to find this group. It was from buying your book that I found the blog. We were married for 35 yrs, when 2yrs ago my husband died by suicide. I was devastated and … Continue reading

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Bored at 80

Carmel, Age 81 Life at 70 was wonderful. Life at 75 wonderful. Life at 81 pretty miserable. Everyday living is a problem. Irish, lost my faith. Can’t garden, which I loved. Loved walking, now it’s a big problem. Bored with … Continue reading

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Re-connecting with old friends

Barbara, Age 78 In anticipation dread of retirement to begin this August, I have initiated email correspondence with one special friend from each segment of my life, of which there were three- hence three gals, HS, College, Grad School, after … Continue reading

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Inga’s story

Inga Wiehl, Age 77 I live in the state of Washington with all the opportunities it offers for a life out-of-doors.¬† I tend my garden, ¬†hike in the summer and cross-country ski in the winter, play tennis year round and … Continue reading

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Another kick at the cat?

Diane, About to turn 71 I felt very depressed on my 70th B Day. I am still working as I tell myself “It keeps me young”…I keep very current, as in fashion,technology, etc. My friends and strangers tell me I … Continue reading

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