Category Archives: Family matters

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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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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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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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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A change of heart

Anonymous,  Age 70 I am almost 71, but sadly, can’t say the number out loud. My story might seem to be a sad one, having lost my mother to cancer when she was only 45 and I was 16. My … Continue reading

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Personal growth and transformation

Mary Lou,  Age 74 Hi Jane and Ellen, Since I turned 70 there has been a lot of personal growth and tranformation in my life. Up until the age of 70 I was working part-time in an exciting environment as … Continue reading

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80 is the new 80

Lois Cronholm,  Age 85 80 is the new 80. While anyone reading this title is likely to know why I am writing this tome, I ask your indulgence to read on. There are some half dozen expressions that either bore … Continue reading

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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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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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