Category Archives: Caretaking

Seeking wise words

Jo, Age 71 Hello, Already I feel less alone reading the blog posts. Here is my story. I am almost retired as an autism consultant and former academic. I’m single with 3 grown children in 3 corners of the U.S. … Continue reading

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My life’s purpose became clear

Barbara,  Age 70 I retired 2 ½ years ago and recently turned 70. I have always looked for meaning in my life, and found it in my work. But it’s been a struggle finding day-to-day purpose in retirement. I love … Continue reading

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My 70’s story

Lois, Age 75 As of now I’m almost 75 (how did that happen). I am caucasian and live in Massachusetts where I’ve lived all my life. I worked as a secretary until age 65 when my husband who had diabetes … Continue reading

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Balance in all things!

Gail, Age 78 At age 78, just read your book, 70Candles! and applaud your insights and clarity regarding women in their 70’s living a vital life. You gave us a gift. However, those from age 50 on up should make … Continue reading

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BUT YOU DON’T RUB MILK UNDER THE NOSE OF A HUNGRY LION!

  “But you don’t rub milk under the nose of a hungry lion.” A phrase my husband Wes stated right before we went to bed. A person with Alzheimer’s disease is very protective of their money. They will hide their … Continue reading

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Summing up a life

Nancy,  Age 81 I just found your blog accidentally, and am delighted! Just read a story, and feel as if I am with good friends, even though you all are somewhat younger than I….as I am 81. But am in … 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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Women just know what you mean

Linda, Age 66 My husband is ill and has been for the past, what seems like 20 years. As his condition worsened I retired early to be his caretaker. It was the hardest thing I have ever done. Although I … Continue reading

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Feeling guilty – hoping for some insights

Briony, Age 66 66, married for 15 years to a man 18 years younger. But he looks my age, I look his age, and he’s more grown-up/adult than I. And he’s currently getting chemo for colorectal cancer (all cancers run … Continue reading

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Sooner than tomorrow

Dede, Age 72 At 72, I’m setting up a website and blog. My techie daughter is helping me do this and I’m learning as I go. You can find it at Soonerthantomorrow.com My purpose is twofold: 1) To provide a … Continue reading

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