Category Archives: Work life and retirement

80 is the new 80

Lois Cronholm,  Age 85 80 is the new 80. While anyone reading this title is likely to know why I am writing this tome, I ask your indulgence to read on. There are some half dozen expressions that either bore … Continue reading

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questions that come after 70

Beverly Schultz,  Age 72 Am enjoying your blog. At about age 65, I joined with about 9 women from The Boston Club [all Presidents or VPs of companies in and around Boston] and we have met about once a month … Continue reading

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What is 70?

  Diana,  Age 71 I’m the same person I was at ten only a bit slower of foot and intellect. My mind doesn’t feel seventy, but then it didn’t feel ten. I still have dreams and ambitions, fears and regrets. … Continue reading

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Seek out activities

Wendy Tavendale,  Age 68   I have just had my first anniversary of retirement. The first year has disappeared very fast. I loved my job as Finance Manager of a social service agency, and I thought I would be there … Continue reading

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Looking forward to new adventures

  Isabel,  Just turned 70   Well it happened! I turned 70 two weeks ago after lamenting about it for 6 months. I thought it would be like last year when I turned 69 and every other year in my … Continue reading

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Navigating the years ahead

Anonymous,  Age 69   Dear 70 Candles How inspiring to find a location to “hobnob” with my fellow wizards. I recently turned 69. I am looking at a number of large changes in my life and navigating the years ahead … 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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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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No time to waste

Laura,  Age 70 My birthday is January 15, tomorrow.  I will turn 70.  I retired in 2012 when caring for my mother consumed me.  She passed in 2013 and I have just come to terms with her passing.  I still … Continue reading

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Age is a mind set

  Anonymous,  Age 73 I am turning 73 this January.  I live on my own…I have had a very busy life and experienced many wonderful things. I am self employed and working!  I love my work as a designer.  I … Continue reading

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