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Thriving beyond 70 with wisdom and connection

Here is the direct link to the podcast at Restless to Renewed. We, Jane and Ellen were asked by Janice Neely about our decades long friendship, the evolution of our 70Candles project and lessons learned. We hope you enjoy listening … Continue reading

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Our podcast interview

We, Jane and Ellen were recently interviewed by Janice Neely of Restless to Renewed. We had a most enjoyable conversation about our long friendship, the origins and evolution 70Candles, and where we are today. To listen, download the Podcast app, … Continue reading

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Elderly – Not

Amy Bryant Elderly . . . elderly! That’s the word my cleaning lady used the other day referring to me. It’s a good thing she cleans well, or she’d be out of a job! I’m used to being thought of … Continue reading

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Tech snafu!

Apologies for that annoying post notice arriving in your in mail, where the print is tiny and the links don’t function. I hate that this is happening! Please be patient while I get some help from India to fix this … Continue reading

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Living as I age

Mari, Almost 72 Someone once said I ought to call Mel Brooks; he could make a great story of my life. Growing up in the Midwest as the first daughter to live after my mother lost her first born @ … Continue reading

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Family matters

Janel I’m looking for a way to make visiting with family either at my small home or a flight away in theirs easier. One of the things I think about is that my job as a senior is to understand … Continue reading

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Apologies

Please ignore the Post notice in your email. They’ve changed all these formats. Ugh! Working in it. Jane

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70Candles book groups and gatherings

Hello to you all, We are delighted to have been invited to be interviewed for a podcast about 70Candles. One question sent for our consideration is about the book groups and gatherings mentioned on this site. We know lots of … Continue reading

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Maine Massacre

No doubt you have heard about the massacre of 18 people killed in Lewiston, Maine October 25, 2023. Another 13 were injured, 3 remain in the hospital with very serious injuries. The first massacre I can remember after Kent State … Continue reading

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Dr. Perfection and Ms. Good Enough

Judi Meirowitz Tischler, Age, 73 If you are worried that you have cancer, you want your slides read by my husband, pathologist extraordinaire. If you want to sort out a problem with a family member, my skillful listening might help … Continue reading

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