Monthly Archives: January 2011

Catching Up with Technology–Or Not

Jane, Age 70 I just spent a dozen hours trying to catch up with my technological devices. Upgraded my iPad to a new OS at the Apple store, learned aspects of a non-intuitive health services encoding program at work, worked … Continue reading

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Thickly Settled

Carole Simpson As a young woman in my twenties and thirties I was in pretty good shape – tall, slender, long legged and trim. There wasn’t a skirt too short nor a bikini too skimpy for me to wear. All … Continue reading

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70 in October 2010

Stephanie, Age 69 I am not retired yet but am down to half time. I believe it has kept me feeling young, partially because I work with children. I try to exercise (treadmill or take a walk) 2-3 times a … Continue reading

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Caring for Parents

Anonymous, Age 69 I turn 70 next month. You talk about flourishing, while I’m feeling rather trapped instead. I’m caring for my ninety year old mother who needs help with everything. My brother is willing to contribute financially, but he … Continue reading

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Suzie, Age 69 When my husband recently filled out some tax forms, I was startled when he listed my occupation as “retired.” I don’t feel anywhere near retiring. We have recently moved so I am between jobs, but I have … Continue reading

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