Category Archives: Family matters

How might Susann spend her time?

Anonymous,  Age 70 Susann is a bright and physically strong 70 yr old woman.  She is opinionated but compassionate – she works well with the elderly and loves caring for her grandchildren – reading, instructing, and helping them stay fit. … Continue reading

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Turning 70 YAHOOO!

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No time to waste

Laura,  Age 70 My birthday is January 15, tomorrow.  I will turn 70.  I retired in 2012 when caring for my mother consumed me.  She passed in 2013 and I have just come to terms with her passing.  I still … Continue reading

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Open to suggestions

Anonymous,  Age 70 I turned 70 recently, and that thought visits me more often than I would have expected. Neither good nor bad, it just jumps into my consciousness, and makes me stop and reset my head, so to speak. … Continue reading

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Our book is here!

70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade by Jane Giddan & Ellen Cole—Available now! We are proud to announce the arrival of our book, 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade. It’s offered by Taos Institute Publishing and is available … Continue reading

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Moving on-seeking advice

Mary,  Age 73 Here I set at age 73 in an isolated location because my Husband has decided that the safety of his dogs is more valuable than my happiness. I am a people person and need to have people … Continue reading

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The secret of longevity

Lynne, Age 71 Every day when I wake up I am surprised. Why is this? Well, both my parents died young. Mom at 49 (breast cancer) and dad at 52 (ruptured aortic anurysm). I had no parents since my early … Continue reading

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Free to fly

Claudia, Age 74 Well, I am 74. Still feel I have vitality but perhaps it is on the wain! Life is still good but I do have a few issues with my kids and I’m hanging in there, just. By … Continue reading

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Struggling at 74

Jean, Age 74 Turning 70 was a decade I always dreaded. Not for myself, but the concern of losing people I cared about. My health has been excellent and I am still working as a real estate agent with my … Continue reading

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Keep on keeping on

Barb, Almost 70 WOW! I guess thinking back I never thought I would get this old. My friend and I will both be turning 70 and we both feel kind of down. We find things getting harder to do but … Continue reading

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