Category Archives: Looking ahead

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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Taxing tale

Marie-Andrée, Age 70 Ellen you were my advisor at Goddard in 1985…If Picasso had a Rose Period I have my Ellen Period…life was never the same… Here is my story when Mr. Robertson asked me about my retirement…since I am … 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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Healing help

Cindy, Age 73 I remember looking in the mirror and saying out loud, “When did I get so old, and who is that woman in the mirror?” Gravity has discovered me in toto. Ugh!!!! Broke my first hip on June … Continue reading

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Open to hope

Gloria, Age 75 Hi Everyone, So glad there is actually a placed for women over 70 on the net. I thought they gave up on us at 60. I am 75 and still going strong. Five years ago I started … Continue reading

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Ready to start living my future

Kay, Age 70 Hello again. This is my 2nd entry . My 1st was when I was still 69. So on 2/10/15 I turned 70! It just sounds “old” but I am exactly the same. I know I was afraid … Continue reading

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A wake-up call

Star, Age 71 I first wrote to 70 Candles upon turning 70 and since then have enjoyed reading other’s stories. Some have been uplifting and some have been poignant. But all have grappled with the aging process. I have been … Continue reading

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Speed dating at 70 and beyond!

Here’s the link to a wonderful story about speed dating events for those 70 and older….and the trailer of a new film. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/18/the-age-of-love-speed-dating-70_n_6699960.html?ncid=newsltushpmg00000003 Enjoy! Jane and Ellen

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Bridging the decades at almost 95

Maggy, Almost 95 I’m 95 as of March 14th and remember Turning 70 as the ONLY decade birthday that bothered me. I remember early 30s and 40s as the best time of my life. 40th and 50th birthdays? Not traumatic. … Continue reading

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