Category Archives: Older women connecting

Unquenchable desire for Ongoingness

Roseann,  Almost  70 I will be 70 years old tomorrow…Jan. 5, 1948 was my entrance into this world… I just found this site, through the gift of the book “70 Things to Do When You Turn 70.” I work 28 hours … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We send our very best wishes to all the women who are part of our 70Candles! family. Your wise and heartfelt participation continues to make this blog a place of warmth, comfort and inspiration for women everywhere. May 2018 be … Continue reading

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Ireland-to do as I like

Pam,  Age 74 Hi all, I’m 74 and not finished. I would like to accomplish one more item on my to do list, which is to travel back to Ireland alone. Spend a few weeks/months just doing my stuff. Many … Continue reading

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Am I too late?

Valerie,  Age, 697 I have read some of the submissions and really like that the two of you want to hear about how we flourish. At least that’s what I heard, or understood. What about if I didn’t flourish. What … Continue reading

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Positive Aging: A dialog with the authors

The Taos Institute, purveyors of the Positive Aging Newsletter, and publishers of three books about aging well, recently hosted a week-long online chat and webinar. The books are 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade, (Giddan & Cole), Retiring But … Continue reading

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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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