Category Archives: Looking ahead

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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Reaching out to women in the SF Bay Area

Paula,  Age 74 This month I rejoined the world of many of you who walk this journey. I departed from a retirement job of 16 years.  Like all things the job and I had changed and I am moving on. … Continue reading

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Freedom in being this age

Peggy,   Age 69 I have been reading your book and feel sad for so many that feel their life is over.  I still work 10 hour days as an OB nurse.  Yes I go home tired but so do … 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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My comments about coping in the 70’s

Rosanne,  Age 74 Although I think of myself as a positive-minded woman! I must admit, now that I am well into my 70’s (74-this past month) it’s getting much more difficult to stay positive at all times. Although I am … Continue reading

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I LOVE aging!

Mary,  Age 70 My name is Mary, almost 71 at summer’s end and am a California (Santa Monica) transplant to Boston since 2009. I’m grateful for many, many things but one in particular is having been brought up in CA … 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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