Tag Archives: elder women’s choices

Old with purpose and gratitude

Bobbi Fisher,  Age 77 I’m old. Not in the physical ways of a person age 77, but I’m old in years, and that very fact guides the sense of meaning that I feel and experience in my life. Put succinctly, … Continue reading

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Hopes and hazards of dating after 70

Gloria, Age 74 Lately I have been ‘meeting’ men who have contacted me via an online dating site. My experiences have been so enlightening, and so funny, I feel compelled to share them with other women. I’ll start with one, … Continue reading

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The New Old Age

Our own Ellen Cole (in the coral jacket) was on a panel in New York, October 4, 2017, organized by The Atlantic. Watch this discussion about aging in place, or as it evolved, aging in the right place for you. … Continue reading

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Stuck in a rut-help!

Anonymous,  Age 68 Hello, Please help…I am stuck in a life rut and desperate to change my lifestyle. I hope there is someone out there who can offer some helpful advice. I am shy that’s why my letter is short … Continue reading

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Up from Down Under

Eleanor,  Age 69 I live in Adelaide, South Australia. For the first 21 years of my life I lived in a religious cult. I was born into that cult. When I left I walked into a huge social change taking … Continue reading

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Life is not easy to sort out

My husband of 48 years passed away almost 5 years ago. My friends and family comment on how well I have done moving forward and living independently. My choices are: look forward with optimism or backward with grief. Being human, … Continue reading

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No longer shy about retiring

Ellen, Age 76 I’ve long been afraid of my own retirement, partly because I’d lose what I love to do, and I couldn’t imagine who I’d be if I weren’t employed. Most of all, I wondered and worried how I’d … Continue reading

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Giving to others brings the best satisfaction

Sherry, Age 69 I am 69, looking forward to any day that Mother Nature allows. I have been a nurse for 42 years and by helping people, I learned that, by giving, I am getting many rewards. I went on … Continue reading

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Seeking wise words

Jo, Age 71 Hello, Already I feel less alone reading the blog posts. Here is my story. I am almost retired as an autism consultant and former academic. I’m single with 3 grown children in 3 corners of the U.S. … Continue reading

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On Nearing Seventy

ON NEARING SEVENTY by Janet Adams Dunn This one is different. The sixty-nine others came and went so smoothly. They didn’t change me, or cause discomfort. They didn’t mess with me like this one. I still felt the same and … Continue reading

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