Category Archives: Work life and retirement

Finding your life’s work…at any age

Nancy, Age 79 I found the class in the Community Education schedule,”Finding Your Life’s Work at Any Age.” I thought. even at my age? This is what I shared with the class at the last session. We’re supposed to start … Continue reading

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Not like a Boomer

Sandy, Age 71 I am a 71 years old woman and live in a log cabin on a gravel road in Western North Carolina. I designed and built the cabin 12 years ago and was my own contractor. I had … Continue reading

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8 concerns of women in their 70’s

We heard from women in their 70s here n our blog at 70candles.com and in 70candles discussion groups across the country, from New York to Texas. With decades of life ahead for many of us, it’s a great time to … Continue reading

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Be well!

Kay, Age 69 I was so happy to find this today. I will be 70 in Feb. Needless to say I finally admit I am having issues with it. If I live to be 85 I only have 15 years … Continue reading

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Waiting for Inspiration

Anonymous, Almost 70 It is a muggy, summer’s evening. Daytime heat has cooled a bit. Thunder continues to echo. Wind bursts have quieted some but just a few drops of rain made it to the ground. The predicted storm seems … Continue reading

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Beyond my comfort zone…exhilarating!

Evelyn, Age 73 Last weekend I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in Curtis Summerfest, an intensive chamber music workshop held at Curtis, which happens to be 4 blocks from our home.  What an exhilarating experience it was!  I hadn’t … Continue reading

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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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Enjoying the ride!

Elaine, Age 70 Was so happy to find this site ! I just turned 70 on April 24th and am loving it…..I am currently recovering, at my daughter’s home, from a breast reduction surgery ! Wish I hadn’t waited so … Continue reading

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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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