Category Archives: Networking

My decision to leave my home

Barbara Mott, now 90 Excerpts from Chapter Two written in her 80’s While I am now blissfully settled in my new home, it was with much deliberation and soul-searching and almost sleepless nights that I had come to the decision … Continue reading

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Alone, seeking connections

Lynette, Age 75 i just heard about this blog in a book i got for a friend – “70 things to do when you turn 70.” this is my first year being alone. when i was healthy, everything seemed ok. … Continue reading

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Re-connecting with old friends

Barbara, Age 78 In anticipation dread of retirement to begin this August, I have initiated email correspondence with one special friend from each segment of my life, of which there were three- hence three gals, HS, College, Grad School, after … Continue reading

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Inga’s story

Inga Wiehl, Age 77 I live in the state of Washington with all the opportunities it offers for a life out-of-doors.¬† I tend my garden, ¬†hike in the summer and cross-country ski in the winter, play tennis year round and … Continue reading

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Connecting

Sue, Age 71 I can’t believe I’ve found this site. I found you in a book I bought on the 70 things to do when you are 70. i’m a retired obgyn nurse practitioner, have lived a big and I … Continue reading

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An amazing woman

Here is the link to an inspiring story about Ethel Percy Andrus, who demonstrated how much one woman can contribute to society in her later years. Ojaihistory.com/Ethel-Percy-Andrus-how-one-woman-changed-America/

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What do we do with our time?

Jane, Age 73 The Heart of a Senior Center As we segue from busy work lives to the more leisure pace of retirement, a vast array of possibilities lies before us. What to do with this ocean of time? I … Continue reading

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Financial pain

Hi, I made bad financial choices and lost all my retirement savings at age 69–trying to determine if anyone recovered from such a devastating experience? Is it too late to still enjoy life? I’m getting very depressed about the situation … Continue reading

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A new year lies ahead!

Anonymous, Age 69 I turned 69 in October of 2011, lost my husband in 2009, continue to have an exstensive social network of friends, single and couples, but yearn for the companionship of single men and women who are in … Continue reading

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Times Beacon 70candles article

Here’s a wonderful article about 70candles by Leah Dunaief, publisher of the Times Beacon Newspapers on the North Shore of Long Island. Read it below, or at www.northshoreoflongisland.com Then click on the publisher’s picture on the left side of the … Continue reading

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