Category Archives: Family matters

Antidote to retirement malaise

Deborah,  Just turned 70 Sometime during the night after midnight, I turned 70 years old! Wow, how did that happen so fast? In the days leading up to this event, I found myself in a sort of a funk and … Continue reading

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Living for today!

Sandi,  Age 70 My mother always said, “I don’t feel old on the inside.” The older I get, the more I understand this. The granddaughter of immigrants, the daughter of a disabled father, the first female in the extended family … Continue reading

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Involved and challenged every day

Jennifer Townsend,  Age 77 I have worked hard my entire life, beginning as a child, selling my mother’s baked goods door-to-door after school to get money for groceries. I raised 4 children as a ‘single mom’ – only there was … Continue reading

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Thankful

Sandra,  Age 68 Today is my 68th birthday – hooray for me. 1. I am thankful that I made it this far. I look forward to the morning each night when I go to bed. 2. I am thankful that … Continue reading

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Wondering where to live next

Anonymous,   Age 71 Reading your book after it was on a reading list at my recent 50th college reunion. I am blessed to have a healthy husband, wonderful friends locally and a family spread out across the country as … Continue reading

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Is it too late for me to start a business?

Sandra,  Age 70 I turned 70 in January. I had never been concerned with age but all of a sudden I felt almost desperate. I am running out of time. Five years ago my husband died after having been ill … Continue reading

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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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