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Not like a Boomer

Sandy, Age 71 I am a 71 years old woman and live in a log cabin on a gravel road in Western North Carolina. I designed and built the cabin 12 years ago and was my own contractor. I had … Continue reading

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Should I move?

Anonymous, Age 74 Sitting here reading through this site, like what I’m reading and seeing, especially since it’s mostly women my age, yea, you understand. I’m wondering if anyone else has done what I think I might want to do … Continue reading

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Positive thinking works!

Anonymous, Age 69 Hi there! At 69 am more childlike than when I was a child. It’s been a conscious thing for me. My childhood was sad for me. I had too much responsibility for a 6 yr old, never … Continue reading

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Relocation decisions

Pat, Almost 70 Is is great to read the stories of other people who are in the age range I find myself. I am so very fortunate to have health and economic ability to do anything I can dream. I … Continue reading

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Negative feelings about being old

Anonymous, Almost 73 I am almost 73…I have the feeling that most comments sent to you are on the positive side….But I have very negative feelings about being old….I dislike that the physical beauty I once had is gone….I dislike … Continue reading

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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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