Category Archives: Our bodies, our health

Goals: Summer 2014 Challenge

Jane, Age almost 74 I’ve read that having goals is healthy for mind and body. I just started my own summer lap swimming, adding two more lengths of the pool each time I go in. Started at 15…..now at 22. … Continue reading

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Let the Clock Run Wild

Judy, Age 74 Judy Scher and Julie Coburn compiled and edited a book entitled LET THE CLOCK RUN WILD: Wit and Wisdom from Boomers and Bobbysoxers. Released this May 2014. Here is the opening to a story as well as … Continue reading

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Used to being undaunted

Claudia, Age 87 Share my story! Where to start and be brief! Start with the present?.. I live alone in a lovely spacious apartment overlooking the Hudson River, NJ, and the George Washington Bridge. I have 4 children and 3 … Continue reading

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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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