Category Archives: Stories

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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Now what?

Bonnie,  Almost 69 I will be 69 in a couple of weeks. I’m already thinking about 70. We moved to Montana 16 years ago. Live in a rural area. Therefore I haven’t made too many friends especially in my age … Continue reading

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Birthday parties

Janie,  Age 70 My birthday was Feb. 2nd. I wanted a surprise party! Alas, my husband is not a party person and even though I kept saying “all I want for my birthday is a surprise party,” it wasn’t to … Continue reading

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arriving at 70

Terri,  age 70 my girlfriends decided to celebrate my 70th by taking me to the Pine Creek Cookhouse: gourmet lunch in God’s magnificent Colorado backcountry, only accessible by cross-country skis. having done some xc skiing, i figured it would be … Continue reading

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Things to do with our time

Helen, Age 70 Things to do when time hangs heavy: When I started a new job in a new city, I gained a lot by joining a church (Unitarian Universalist). When I retired, I started volunteer work (Habitat for Humanity, … Continue reading

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Turning 70 YAHOOO!

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If not now…when?

Beverly,  Age 71 I turned 70 last January and more so than any other turning point, it bothered me!  I spent the year just floundering, wondering when my depression would lift and why I couldn’t move forward.  I’m in good … Continue reading

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Our book is here!

70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade by Jane Giddan & Ellen Cole—Available now! We are proud to announce the arrival of our book, 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade. It’s offered by Taos Institute Publishing and is available … Continue reading

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