Category Archives: Our bodies, our health

Now what?

Linda, Age 69 I am so happy I found your site. I will be 70 in August and have been pondering,”Now what?” That’s what I googled and found 70candles. I have taken your advice on makeup and hair, even got … Continue reading

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Helpful or overbearing?

Lia, 70something A gentleman or an old codger? An incident, which occured earlier today, has made made me ponder over the issue of what constitutes helpful versus overbearing male behaviour. I was part of a small group of seniour men … Continue reading

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Bored at 80

Carmel, Age 81 Life at 70 was wonderful. Life at 75 wonderful. Life at 81 pretty miserable. Everyday living is a problem. Irish, lost my faith. Can’t garden, which I loved. Loved walking, now it’s a big problem. Bored with … Continue reading

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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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Facing the inevitable

Anita Landa, age 80 IT’S AN OLD TRUISM that you’re old when you start thinking of time left.  “Oh, look, I’m 50 and I only have 40 more years left to live…”  But counting the years left isn’t exactly like … Continue reading

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Letty Cottin Pogrebin shares her story about turning 70

Letty Cotttin Pogrebin, Age, 74 With permission from Letty, we post this excerpt from her book, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick, © Letty Cottin Pogrebin. PublicAffairs, 2013. MY SUMMER OF BLISS JUNE 9, 2009. MY … Continue reading

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Laps

Jane, Age 73 I have a new goal for this summer. It’s just for myself; admittedly, inspired by my sister who took up swimming after she retired. I am swimming the length of our community pool, and increasing the distance … Continue reading

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Speed bumps on memory lane

Read our newest post at Huff/Post50! or http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jane-giddan-and-ellen-cole/speed-bumps-on-memory-lan_b_3018851.html If this link doesn’t work, just go to the Huffington Post site, find Huff/post50 and type in Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole. Enjoy!

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One day at a time

Sarah, Age 72 I’m 72 years young because I feel like I’m sweet sixteen and ready to go anywhere at anytime even when my knees are killing me. I worked 27 years for a retail store in the training & … Continue reading

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Pondering the “last great event of a person’s life”

Lynn, Age 62 Working on my Retirement Project I came across “70candles” and was immediately drawn in, especially by the phrase “The baby boomers are fast on our heals, and want to know what lies ahead.” I’m one of those … Continue reading

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