Category Archives: 70candles

Is it too late for me to start a business?

Sandra,  Age 70 I turned 70 in January. I had never been concerned with age but all of a sudden I felt almost desperate. I am running out of time. Five years ago my husband died after having been ill … Continue reading

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Our interview by blogger JudiBoomergirl

“70Candles!” Shares Advice on Positive Aging Posted on May 18, 2016 by Judi life after 50, over 50, retirement, baby boomer women, baby boomers Last month, The New York Times journalist Jane Brody wrote an article about “Thriving at Age … Continue reading

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Learning and growing

Alice,  Age 75 I was 75 in april.  I have 2 married children and 6 grandkids ranging from 13 to 29.  Two of my my grandkids r married.  I taught art and ballet for 30 years for the NYC board … Continue reading

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Reaching out to women in the SF Bay Area

Paula,  Age 74 This month I rejoined the world of many of you who walk this journey. I departed from a retirement job of 16 years.  Like all things the job and I had changed and I am moving on. … Continue reading

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What’s missing?

Bunny,  Age 70 Today is Sunday. After getting bored with FB I decided to google, ‘Info for women over 70’ and to my surprised you guys appeared.  I am thrilled. I was born, raised, educated and continue to live in … Continue reading

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Freedom in being this age

Peggy,   Age 69 I have been reading your book and feel sad for so many that feel their life is over.  I still work 10 hour days as an OB nurse.  Yes I go home tired but so do … Continue reading

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Moved to Maui

    Ronnee,  Age just 73 Although stories can start at the beginning (birth) mine will start 6 years ago when my husband got sick. No need for details but he died and I looked around and wondered why I was … Continue reading

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Feeling sad

Carol,  Almost 70 My name is Carol and I live in upstate New York.  I will be turning 70 June 3rd.  I am bothered by it as I know I do not have a big future anymore.  I am doing … Continue reading

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Not so uplifting or pleasant

Anonymous,  Age 86 Are you interested in the story and comments of an 87-year-old (who retired from her job at 85)? What if the things I told you were not as uplifting or pleasant as you would like?  For example, … Continue reading

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Reclaiming elderhood

Lisbet,  Age 69 I’m thrilled to know about your blog! I work in a part-time position as Development Director/Community Liaison for www.NeighborsWhoCare.net, a small nonprofit who cares for impoverished elders who still live at home but are isolated, lonely and … Continue reading

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