Category Archives: Our bodies, our health

Boston gathering – do you live near here?

Mary, Turning 71 I’m Mary Hirsch of Boston, (turning a youthful 71 tomorrow) with an UPDATE for the pending FIRST 71Candles get together as soon as our HOT/HUMID “peasant weather,” as my tiny, aristocratic French grandma called it) passes. I … Continue reading

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On The Other Side

Natalie, Age 65+ ON THE OTHER SIDE is a living portrait of the aging woman as her “youngness” slips away. Based on a poem by Natalie H. Rogers, the film interweaves voice, animation and music to lay bare the essence … Continue reading

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What aging is teaching me

Lois, Age 73 Back in 2008 I decided to start a website offering my art knowledge to all for no cost. It is http://www.free-online-art-classes.com and ranks well in the internet. As a light specialist I signed on with Home Depot … Continue reading

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Worried about aging – thinking 70 is “ancient”

Sandy, Almost 70 I will turn 70 in 10 days. Having a very difficult time emotionally with it, even though I have no ongoing health problems, a good boyfriend (5 years younger), adequate money, two great kids, a lovely apt, … Continue reading

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A life full of twists and turns

JoAnn, Age 70 I had a brief fling with a fifty year old man. I found myself shocked that he was attracted to me. We look about the same age and it was quite a rush being kissed like I … Continue reading

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My life has done a 360-Need inspiration

Nancy, Age 69 70 in 4 months and so much has happened to delay my third act! On the cusp of finishing a graduate degree and a plan to counsel others for the next decade and suddenly my life has … Continue reading

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Feeling old and scared-reaching out

Noel, Age 69 Having a bit of a struggle with my third act – just fractured my femur and had to put new career plans on hold, in addition to being unable to ride my horse. Graduating soon with a … Continue reading

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The desire for freedom

Gypsy, Age 69 Well, here I am at 69! That dreaded number. I was a little girl who always wanted to be a cowgirl and live on a cattle ranch. I thought I would die young and wreckless. I was … Continue reading

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The Spirit of ’76

My birthday weekend is here. Having a July 3rd birthday means I can always count the 4th of July fireworks as “mine.” From the beautiful explosions around the lake at summer camp of my childhood, to the extraordinary illuminations nearby … Continue reading

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Learning and growing

Alice,  Age 75 I was 75 in april.  I have 2 married children and 6 grandkids ranging from 13 to 29.  Two of my my grandkids r married.  I taught art and ballet for 30 years for the NYC board … Continue reading

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