Category Archives: Goals ahead

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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No longer shy about retiring

Ellen, Age 76 I’ve long been afraid of my own retirement, partly because I’d lose what I love to do, and I couldn’t imagine who I’d be if I weren’t employed. Most of all, I wondered and worried how I’d … Continue reading

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On Nearing Seventy

ON NEARING SEVENTY by Janet Adams Dunn This one is different. The sixty-nine others came and went so smoothly. They didn’t change me, or cause discomfort. They didn’t mess with me like this one. I still felt the same and … Continue reading

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Knitting a life

After hearing in our 70Candles! discussion groups and on this blog that many women are wondering how they might spend their time, I glanced back on these seven years of my own retirement and offer this summary of how I … Continue reading

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Good thoughts for the new year-live well

  Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio . “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written. My odometer … Continue reading

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A baby boomer’s guide

  Dixie, Almost 73 In the words of Dr.Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” January 5, 2017, I’ll celebrate my 73rd birthday. I’ve always been very up front with my age and more than a little … Continue reading

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Sephardic cooking

Rachel, Age 71 I retired from teaching at age 60 to spend a month with my daughter in LA as she was having her first child, my second grandchild. I continued to substitute teach and take orders for my ethnic … Continue reading

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Boston gathering – do you live near here?

Mary, Turning 71 I’m Mary Hirsch of Boston, (turning a youthful 71 tomorrow) with an UPDATE for the pending FIRST 71Candles get together as soon as our HOT/HUMID “peasant weather,” as my tiny, aristocratic French grandma called it) passes. I … Continue reading

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Looking forward to NOT being ambitious

Yvonne, Age 65 First, thank you for starting this blog! It is a great service to we women at or approaching our 8th decade. I am a clinical psychologist like Ellen. I feel very blessed to have had such a … Continue reading

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My life has done a 360-Need inspiration

Nancy, Age 69 70 in 4 months and so much has happened to delay my third act! On the cusp of finishing a graduate degree and a plan to counsel others for the next decade and suddenly my life has … Continue reading

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