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Mary Ellen Age 70 I’m elated I’ve found this blog (or whatever they call it)! Hoping I will be able to participate and listen to all of our stories. Been searching (books, magazines, internet) for a long time as 70 … Continue reading

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Ellen’s Keys to Positive Aging

What have I learned about living well in old age? We all know about the importance of diet and exercise and good sleep habits, but this is my list: (1) Name ageism when you see or hear it. Be aware of your own inner … Continue reading

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Happy New Year- Welcome to 2020!

 A new year and a new decade ahead! We, Jane and Ellen send all our best wishes to you, our 70Candles community. We value your thoughts and all your wonderful contributions to this 70Candles.com blog. Along with you, we benefit … Continue reading

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Ellen on Positive Aging Part 4: Cultivate optimism

Cultivate Optimism (Hope) “New evidence that optimists live longer”—The Harvard Gazette—August 30, 2019 After decades of research, a new study links optimism and prolonged life. Researchers from Harvard, Boston University School of Medicine, and the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System, have found that individuals … Continue reading

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Ellen on Positive Aging Part 3: Gather together

Gather Together—Social Connections “There is no such thing as a happy hermit”(Chris Peterson). Substantial evidence now indicates that individuals lacking social connections are at risk for poor health and premature mortality. The risk associated with social isolation and loneliness is … Continue reading

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Ellen on Positive Aging Part 2: About ageism

I have recently been trying to develop something akin to guidelines for positive aging. This is a work in progress. There are, so far, three items on this list, with new and exciting research to demonstrate their importance.  LET’S END AGEISM and negative stereotypes In spite … Continue reading

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Ellen’s comments on Positive Aging

This and posts to follow are from Ellen Cole’s presentation to the Albany Guardian Society. Author of several books, Ellen presents her 8-year research project on Positive Aging for women (which is relevant and interesting for men, too). She shares … Continue reading

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Inspiration

I’ve been gathering a collection essays, poems, quotes from books, and other writing that I come upon. I find these inspirational, they strike a chord and feel relevant to my aging self. I’ve decided to share them here and invite … Continue reading

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Care and keeping of old men

We’ve been thinking recently about men aging and talking with friends about various aspects of the subject. We know we generally focus on ourselves in this forum, but thought we’d shift our lens for a moment for a wider view … Continue reading

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70Candles! in new Move On e-magazine

We, Jane and Ellen, have been profiled, along with our blog, 70candles.com in the current issue of the new online magazine, Move On. The magazine is focused on women over 60 who are facing life changes and challenges.Check it out through this … Continue reading

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