Category Archives: About turning 70

What is 70?

  Diana,  Age 71 I’m the same person I was at ten only a bit slower of foot and intellect. My mind doesn’t feel seventy, but then it didn’t feel ten. I still have dreams and ambitions, fears and regrets. … Continue reading

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Seek out activities

Wendy Tavendale,  Age 68   I have just had my first anniversary of retirement. The first year has disappeared very fast. I loved my job as Finance Manager of a social service agency, and I thought I would be there … Continue reading

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Looking forward to new adventures

  Isabel,  Just turned 70   Well it happened! I turned 70 two weeks ago after lamenting about it for 6 months. I thought it would be like last year when I turned 69 and every other year in my … Continue reading

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Navigating the years ahead

Anonymous,  Age 69   Dear 70 Candles How inspiring to find a location to “hobnob” with my fellow wizards. I recently turned 69. I am looking at a number of large changes in my life and navigating the years ahead … Continue reading

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Nothing stays the same from year to year

Sheila,  Age 69 11/12 70….it sounds OLD, but mentally I feel about 40. Some concerns at this age: 1) loss of confidence in physical agility with noticeable balance insecurity particularly after a few minor falls” 2) “crepey” skin particularly on … Continue reading

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Staring 70 straight in the face

Patty,  Age 69 Here I am staring 70 straight in the face and fearing that I will have to tell someone someday soon that I am OMG 70!!! To me that is the definitive age of being “old” although most … Continue reading

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Now what?

Bonnie,  Almost 69 I will be 69 in a couple of weeks. I’m already thinking about 70. We moved to Montana 16 years ago. Live in a rural area. Therefore I haven’t made too many friends especially in my age … Continue reading

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Birthday parties

Janie,  Age 70 My birthday was Feb. 2nd. I wanted a surprise party! Alas, my husband is not a party person and even though I kept saying “all I want for my birthday is a surprise party,” it wasn’t to … Continue reading

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arriving at 70

Terri,  age 70 my girlfriends decided to celebrate my 70th by taking me to the Pine Creek Cookhouse: gourmet lunch in God’s magnificent Colorado backcountry, only accessible by cross-country skis. having done some xc skiing, i figured it would be … Continue reading

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Conscious aging

Jane Rosalea Booth-Robertson,   Age 70

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