Category Archives: Older women connecting

So glad I found you!

Jan,  Age 71 I am 71. I work full time at a challenging job. I exercise a lot. I have a loving family and friends of all ages. My life is good….but I feel isolated. I don’t have a peer … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar! Dialogue with the authors online

POSITIVE AGING: A WEEK IN DIALOGUE WITH THE AUTHORS JANE GIDDAN, ELLEN COLE, AND MARY GERGEN November 6 – 10, 2017 Posted by Dawn Dole, Taos Institute Monday – Thursday, November 6-10, we will engage in conversation online in a … Continue reading

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Stuck in a rut-help!

Anonymous,  Age 68 Hello, Please help…I am stuck in a life rut and desperate to change my lifestyle. I hope there is someone out there who can offer some helpful advice. I am shy that’s why my letter is short … Continue reading

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Wonder and enthusiasm at independent bookstores

  Remember the pleasant bookstores of our youth? Most are gone, but not forgotten. Now, independent bookstores are beginning to emerge once more, in cities across the country. They are comfortable places to browse and learn about books from knowledgeable … Continue reading

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Life is not easy to sort out

My husband of 48 years passed away almost 5 years ago. My friends and family comment on how well I have done moving forward and living independently. My choices are: look forward with optimism or backward with grief. Being human, … Continue reading

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Giving to others brings the best satisfaction

Sherry, Age 69 I am 69, looking forward to any day that Mother Nature allows. I have been a nurse for 42 years and by helping people, I learned that, by giving, I am getting many rewards. I went on … Continue reading

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Am I insane for taking all this on, or should I just keep on trucking?

Noel,  Age 70 I must be in complete denial. I am 70, will be 71 in December. I have broken my femur, two wrists, a pelvic fracture 11 years ago, and breast cancer when I was 57. This week, I … Continue reading

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Feeling lonely and struggling with ageism

Diane,  Age 71 Thank you, Jane and Ellen for allowing me to share. First of all, my heart goes out to Lois (“My 70’s Story”) for what she was faced with and for her courage in dealing with it. I … 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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The New York Times article about our book

We celebrate the one-year anniversary of this Jane Brody article. Here’s a chance for those who missed it to read it, and a re-reading opportunity for others. Enjoy! Thriving at Age 70 and Beyond By Jane E. Brody Well Blog … Continue reading

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