Tag Archives: Positive aging

A baby boomer’s guide

  Dixie, Almost 73 In the words of Dr.Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” January 5, 2017, I’ll celebrate my 73rd birthday. I’ve always been very up front with my age and more than a little … Continue reading

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Old Myths: Confronting Aging and Ageism at the Brooklyn Historical Society

The Brooklyn Historical Society hosted a panel discussion on November 29, 2016 on Aging and Ageism, bringing together a distinguished panel that included Ashton Applewhite, author of the book, This Chair Rocks, John Leland of the New York Times, Dr. … Continue reading

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News flash!

Ellen Cole of 70Candles! will be speaking at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s distinguished panel on aging. If you’re in the area, come on over! Old Myths: Confronting Aging and Ageism Tue, Nov 29, 6:30 pm $10/$5 for BHS and G-W … Continue reading

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Post election blues

We’ve just endured a political season that stirred up anger and hatred in this nation that might not subside for quite some time. As we try to recover our equilibrium, it helps to recognize what we gained…especially as women. Although … Continue reading

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Our Leader’s Guide now available!

We’re happy to report that in answer to your requests, we have created a new booklet, 70Candles! Gatherings–A Leader’s Guide. It is now available in print at Amazon.com. We designed it as an aid for those ready to start a … Continue reading

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Moving to Venice

Gloria, Soon to be 74 Last year, at age 73, I moved alone to Venice, Florida. Due to an unexpected divorce and a previous down payment on a new home in Florida, I found myself in a new town with … Continue reading

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“Oldish”

Esther, Age 69 I shall be 70 in a few months. I’ve read that i shall not be really old but instead “oldish!” I am single, a retired high school teacher, have no immediate family but a fabulous group of … Continue reading

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Quotable!

Mae Buesking, Age 74 I like to think of being in the 70’s as being in the “youth” of my old age!

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Inspired by the 70Candles! book

Sandy, Age 71 Upon reaching 70, I thought that was the end of my world. People refer to us “seniors.” I’ve also heard the word “elderly” used in the newspaper to describe anyone over 60!! Unbearable and wrong. We are … Continue reading

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Still me!

Syd, Age 80 Turned 80 today and do not feel any different than I did yesterday.

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