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Feeling old and scared-reaching out

Noel, Age 69 Having a bit of a struggle with my third act – just fractured my femur and had to put new career plans on hold, in addition to being unable to ride my horse. Graduating soon with a … Continue reading

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The Spirit of ’76

My birthday weekend is here. Having a July 3rd birthday means I can always count the 4th of July fireworks as “mine.” From the beautiful explosions around the lake at summer camp of my childhood, to the extraordinary illuminations nearby … Continue reading

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Antidote to retirement malaise

Deborah,  Just turned 70 Sometime during the night after midnight, I turned 70 years old! Wow, how did that happen so fast? In the days leading up to this event, I found myself in a sort of a funk and … Continue reading

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Living for today!

Sandi,  Age 70 My mother always said, “I don’t feel old on the inside.” The older I get, the more I understand this. The granddaughter of immigrants, the daughter of a disabled father, the first female in the extended family … Continue reading

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Feeling sad

Carol,  Almost 70 My name is Carol and I live in upstate New York.  I will be turning 70 June 3rd.  I am bothered by it as I know I do not have a big future anymore.  I am doing … Continue reading

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A change of heart

Anonymous,  Age 70 I am almost 71, but sadly, can’t say the number out loud. My story might seem to be a sad one, having lost my mother to cancer when she was only 45 and I was 16. My … Continue reading

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Personal growth and transformation

Mary Lou,  Age 74 Hi Jane and Ellen, Since I turned 70 there has been a lot of personal growth and tranformation in my life. Up until the age of 70 I was working part-time in an exciting environment as … Continue reading

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My comments about coping in the 70’s

Rosanne,  Age 74 Although I think of myself as a positive-minded woman! I must admit, now that I am well into my 70’s (74-this past month) it’s getting much more difficult to stay positive at all times. Although I am … Continue reading

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I LOVE aging!

Mary,  Age 70 My name is Mary, almost 71 at summer’s end and am a California (Santa Monica) transplant to Boston since 2009. I’m grateful for many, many things but one in particular is having been brought up in CA … 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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