Category Archives: Stories

Hip replacement for my 94-year-old dad

Regine,  Age 68 Hello, I posted some time ago about aging, and mentioned my blog serimuse.blogspot.ca. I’ve posted a recent experience there for November about going through my 94 year old father’s hip replacement surgery. I thought I’d share this … Continue reading

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Too stubborn to let this get me down

Cherrie, Age 69 Hello. Who knew 70 would feel so lonely. I’m retired advanced practice nurse, for about two years. Still miss the patients and staff. Recently had a total knee replacement surgery and doing well. Except, it has brought … Continue reading

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Gathering in Southern California

Cindy, Age 69 Do you live in southern California? I am trying to start a 70 Candles group for the Pasadena/Los Angeles area. Due to the large area covered by Los Angeles county, I find women interested in forming a … Continue reading

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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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Ageless Authors

I participated in an Ageless Authors book signing event at the Dallas Half-Price Books flagship store, today. All the authors, of prose and poetry were over 65 and had begun their writing late in life. They were an encouraging group, … Continue reading

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Discombobulated

Frances,  Age 78 Dear Ellen and Jane, I discovered your 70 Candles blog only days ago and am happily working my way through all the postings, starting with December 2010. My own 70 Candles event was eight years ago, when … Continue reading

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Reclaiming elderhood

Lisbet,  Age 69 I’m thrilled to know about your blog! I work in a part-time position as Development Director/Community Liaison for www.NeighborsWhoCare.net, a small nonprofit who cares for impoverished elders who still live at home but are isolated, lonely and … Continue reading

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Crossing the finish line

Margie Smith,   Age 75 Last June, two days before my 75th birthday, I did a 5K on the Detroit River Walk. I am not an athlete. I never won a medal for a physical feat of any ilk. I play golf … Continue reading

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Nothing stays the same from year to year

Sheila,  Age 69 11/12 70….it sounds OLD, but mentally I feel about 40. Some concerns at this age: 1) loss of confidence in physical agility with noticeable balance insecurity particularly after a few minor falls” 2) “crepey” skin particularly on … Continue reading

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Staring 70 straight in the face

Patty,  Age 69 Here I am staring 70 straight in the face and fearing that I will have to tell someone someday soon that I am OMG 70!!! To me that is the definitive age of being “old” although most … Continue reading

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