Category Archives: Looking ahead

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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Where shall we live next?

‘Where to live next’ is a concern we hear often in our 70Candles! Gatherings. ┬áHere’s what we posted on Huff/Post50, addressing that important topic. Sooner or later, the family house becomes too big, too expensive to maintain, and its stairs … Continue reading

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News flash!

Ellen Cole of 70Candles! will be speaking at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s distinguished panel on aging. If you’re in the area, come on over! Old Myths: Confronting Aging and Ageism Tue, Nov 29, 6:30 pm $10/$5 for BHS and G-W … Continue reading

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Post election blues

We’ve just endured a political season that stirred up anger and hatred in this nation that might not subside for quite some time. As we try to recover our equilibrium, it helps to recognize what we gained…especially as women. Although … Continue reading

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Trying to stay busy – seeking ideas

Anita, Age 70 I turn 70 on Oct. 9th. I have been retired for 4 years and am trying to stay busy and alert. I have been able to travel a couple of times outside of the US with a … Continue reading

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Inspired by the 70Candles! book

Sandy, Age 71 Upon reaching 70, I thought that was the end of my world. People refer to us “seniors.” I’ve also heard the word “elderly” used in the newspaper to describe anyone over 60!! Unbearable and wrong. We are … Continue reading

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Too stubborn to let this get me down

Cherrie, Age 69 Hello. Who knew 70 would feel so lonely. I’m retired advanced practice nurse, for about two years. Still miss the patients and staff. Recently had a total knee replacement surgery and doing well. Except, it has brought … Continue reading

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LIFE is a great gift

Belita, Turning 70 Hello to ALL 70’S……On October 17….this year …2016, I am turning 70…I feel I am only 35…for some reason…..Usually on my Birthday….I love to travel….I was in Paris..when I turned 63…..then to Bejing, China on another Birthday….and … 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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Am I really 71!!!!!

Sheilagh, Age 71 What a charming web site, so happy to have found you. Am a British lady living in Montreal for over thirty years. Love it here except the winters are brutal, but I do stay in when it’s … Continue reading

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