Category Archives: Family matters

So many life stories

Suzanne, Age 69.5 How can a person share just one story when you’ve reached the ripe age of 70? “All roads lead to Rome” and each quarter of my life made me what I am now. In my 30’s, my … Continue reading

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Movin’ on

Patricia, Age 64 Hello from upstate NY. I am 64 yrs old. My husband passed away 18 months ago. I have no family here other than my daughter and her family. As much as I love them, they are very … Continue reading

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Aging gracefully in the West Indies

Anette, Age 72 Hi, I am 72, mixed Asian and living my life to the fullest and I want to share some thoughts with my kindred spirits. I live in a tropical island in the West Indies. I have four … Continue reading

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What’s next?

Diana,  Age 72 What’s next in your life? We’re old enough to know (thankfully) that life doesn’t end at seventy. It continues to challenge, frustrate, and satisfy. There’s always a next step – we’re old but we’re not out – … Continue reading

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To move or not to move?

Carol,  Age 69 I AM 69 BUT SOON TO BE 70 AND MY HUSBAND IS 73, AND FOR 5YRS NOW WE CANT DECIDE IF WE SHOULD LEAVE OUR FAMILIES FOR A WARMER LOCATION THAN CHICAGO. OUR GRAND KIDS ARE 11YRS … Continue reading

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Am I too late?

Valerie,  Age, 697 I have read some of the submissions and really like that the two of you want to hear about how we flourish. At least that’s what I heard, or understood. What about if I didn’t flourish. What … Continue reading

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Mothering middle-aged women

Sandra Butler,  Age 79 Hello everyone, As I approach my 80th birthday and move into my next decade of candles, I’m delighted to let you know about my newest book, It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Women written with close friend … Continue reading

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Positive Aging: A dialog with the authors

The Taos Institute, purveyors of the Positive Aging Newsletter, and publishers of three books about aging well, recently hosted a week-long online chat and webinar. The books are 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade, (Giddan & Cole), Retiring But … Continue reading

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Old with purpose and gratitude

Bobbi Fisher,  Age 77 I’m old. Not in the physical ways of a person age 77, but I’m old in years, and that very fact guides the sense of meaning that I feel and experience in my life. Put succinctly, … Continue reading

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The New Old Age

Our own Ellen Cole (in the coral jacket) was on a panel in New York, October 4, 2017, organized by The Atlantic. Watch this discussion about aging in place, or as it evolved, aging in the right place for you. … Continue reading

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