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Goodbye 70 Candles, Hello 80

Ellen, Age 80 I turned 80 18 days ago, on March 10, 2021, which means I have officially reached my ninth decade. No big deal, you say? I don’t think of myself as a particularly reflective person; I’m more of … Continue reading

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A change in attitude

Author unknown A woman who has crossed 70 & is heading towards 80 was asked what sort of changes she is feeling in herself. She sent the following: 1 After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and … Continue reading

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Broken, Not Defeated

Amy Bryant, Age 80 “Amy, at our age we can’t be doing what we did when we were younger. We have to slow down.” “Say what!” I had just told my friend that I was recovering from surgery on a … Continue reading

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Seasons Greetings!

Seasons Greetings to all of you in our 70Candles community! Ellen and I greatly appreciate and send all our best wishes to you who have been with us for so many years, and to those we continue to welcome as … Continue reading

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On turning 72

Anonymous, Age 72 There has always been something about older people that drew me to them. Perhaps it was their perspective, their stories of a simpler time. I love storytelling so I was an instant student. I studied gerontology in … Continue reading

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This second call

Sandi Peters, Age 71 For much of my professional life, I have worked with older people. At 71, I think I should know what the 70ies are about. In fact, I frequently surprise myself. Looking back, I realize that many … Continue reading

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My story in life’s constant changes

Central, New Jersey, – Joyce, just turned 70 Just found your website as was looking for some perspective on hitting the big 70 and dealing with changes in my life again. Sure not where I thought I would be at … Continue reading

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Technophobe in action

Launching a Book During a Pandemic Is No Walk in the Park by Barbara Greenleaf, Age 78 With all the other barriers to drawing attention to a new title—the million other books on Amazon, general information overload, and the November elections, to name just three—I … Continue reading

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Arianna Huffington turns 70!

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Jane turns 80 This bears practicing. It’s been ten years since Ellen and I started this blog as a way to ease ourselves into our 70’s. Now here I am 80 years old.  On the day of my birthday, July … Continue reading

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