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Used to being undaunted

Claudia, Age 87 Share my story! Where to start and be brief! Start with the present?.. I live alone in a lovely spacious apartment overlooking the Hudson River, NJ, and the George Washington Bridge. I have 4 children and 3 … 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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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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We matter…

Anonymous, Age 41 I just came across your blog. I just want you to know that you matter and I think what your doing is awesome! Remember, you matter. =)

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70 Things to Do When You Turn 70- A new book!

We, Jane and Ellen, have an entry in this recently released book, edited by Mark Evan Chimsky. Our chapter, called “Gather Together!” describes the powerful energy and warmth we felt among the women in our many conversation groups. The 70 … Continue reading

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Letty Cottin Pogrebin shares her story about turning 70

Letty Cotttin Pogrebin, Age, 74 With permission from Letty, we post this excerpt from her book, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick, © Letty Cottin Pogrebin. PublicAffairs, 2013. MY SUMMER OF BLISS JUNE 9, 2009. MY … Continue reading

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Pondering the “last great event of a person’s life”

Lynn, Age 62 Working on my Retirement Project I came across “70candles” and was immediately drawn in, especially by the phrase “The baby boomers are fast on our heals, and want to know what lies ahead.” I’m one of those … Continue reading

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Atlantic article about women in their 70s!

Ellen was interviewed for this interesting article about our generation. http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2012/11/what-boomer-women-can-learn-about-aging-from-gasp-older-women/265356/ Read and enjoy!

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Making informed choices

Pat, Age 72 Well, I don’t believe that “all things happen for a reason” or that what happens to you is part of “God’s plan”…sorry! I have found now that I am 72, that I have had to make choices … Continue reading

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Women still working after 60

Elizabeth, Age 70 My 70th birthday followed the publication of WOMEN STILL AT WORK–PROFESSIONALS OVER SIXTY AND ON THE JOB in June 2012 (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers). 70 Candles readers will be intrigued by the stories of older women who … Continue reading

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