Category Archives: Work life and retirement

Re-connecting with old friends

Barbara, Age 78 In anticipation dread of retirement to begin this August, I have initiated email correspondence with one special friend from each segment of my life, of which there were three- hence three gals, HS, College, Grad School, after … Continue reading

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Inga’s story

Inga Wiehl, Age 77 I live in the state of Washington with all the opportunities it offers for a life out-of-doors.  I tend my garden,  hike in the summer and cross-country ski in the winter, play tennis year round and … Continue reading

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My story…my story

Dot, Age 70.5 My story..my story, what is my story and where do I begin my story. At birth, teenage years, when I was married, the birth of my two children, my divorce, and now here I am 70 and … Continue reading

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Late bloomers last longer!

Joyce, Turning 70 on May 8 Hello to all the ladies out there who are approaching the decade of their 70′s. I am turning 70 on May 8, 2014…and wondering how that could be possible! :O) I can tell you … Continue reading

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70 Things to Do When You Turn 70- A new book!

We, Jane and Ellen, have an entry in this recently released book, edited by Mark Evan Chimsky. Our chapter, called “Gather Together!” describes the powerful energy and warmth we felt among the women in our many conversation groups. The 70 … Continue reading

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An amazing woman

Here is the link to an inspiring story about Ethel Percy Andrus, who demonstrated how much one woman can contribute to society in her later years. Ojaihistory.com/Ethel-Percy-Andrus-how-one-woman-changed-America/

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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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Things change

Beverly, Age 70 Thank you for throwing me your lifeline. My love of my life, husband of 30 years sent me your blog…He is 13 years my jr. I was blessed with good genes. I never ever admited our age … Continue reading

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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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Retiring But Not Shy-A new book edited by Ellen Cole and Mary Gergen

Retiring But Not Shy: Feminist Psychologists Create their Post-Careers (Cole & Gergen, 2012). A review by Ellen Cole adapted from the Feminist Psychologist Newsletter This, of course, cannot be an objective book review. What I want to give you, however, … Continue reading

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