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Flying solo

Joy,  Age 70 I’m about to turn 70 in approximately five hours. I’ve been sitting here at the computer, drinking white wine, crying for my sister – a young 74 – who passed in June 2015. I can’t believe that … Continue reading

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Good thoughts for the new year-live well

  Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio . “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer … Continue reading

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A baby boomer’s guide

  Dixie, Almost 73 In the words of Dr.Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” January 5, 2017, I’ll celebrate my 73rd birthday. I’ve always been very up front with my age and more than a little … Continue reading

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Where shall we live next?

‘Where to live next’ is a concern we hear often in our 70Candles! Gatherings.  Here’s what we posted on Huff/Post50, addressing that important topic. Sooner or later, the family house becomes too big, too expensive to maintain, and its stairs … Continue reading

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Old Myths: Confronting Aging and Ageism at the Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society hosted a panel discussion on November 29, 2016 on Aging and Ageism, bringing together a distinguished panel that included Ashton Applewhite, author of the book, This Chair Rocks, John Leland of the New York Times, Dr. … Continue reading

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News flash!

Ellen Cole of 70Candles! will be speaking at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s distinguished panel on aging. If you’re in the area, come on over! Old Myths: Confronting Aging and Ageism Tue, Nov 29, 6:30 pm $10/$5 for BHS and G-W … Continue reading

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Hip replacement for my 94-year-old dad

Regine,  Age 68 Hello, I posted some time ago about aging, and mentioned my blog serimuse.blogspot.ca. I’ve posted a recent experience there for November about going through my 94 year old father’s hip replacement surgery. I thought I’d share this … Continue reading

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sad 70

Anonymous,  Age 70 don’t. know why I’m. here sad money depressed not enough money to live on. nice looking for age so common.  I look damned good body and all. redhead and still hot.

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Post election blues

We’ve just endured a political season that stirred up anger and hatred in this nation that might not subside for quite some time. As we try to recover our equilibrium, it helps to recognize what we gained…especially as women. Although … Continue reading

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Our Leader’s Guide now available!

We’re happy to report that in answer to your requests, we have created a new booklet, 70Candles! Gatherings–A Leader’s Guide. It is now available in print at Amazon.com. We designed it as an aid for those ready to start a … Continue reading

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