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On becoming an icon

On Becoming An Icon By Sherrill Pool Elizondo Age 69 I finally googled “older invisible woman” to see if this phenomenon is actually real or not. Sometimes I get down about no longer being 40 or 50 (30 anyone?) Time … Continue reading

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Multigenerational aging in communities

An update just in from ChangingAging.org about Dr. Bill Thomas’ Minka project, launched on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana, in Evansville. To see pictures and to view the video of Dr. Bill Thomas’ inspiring speech at the … Continue reading

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Are you facing the downsizing challenge?

Here’s a useful message from the Parents of Grown Offspring (POGO) blog. So many of us are dealing with downsizing and reducing the clutter of life’s possessions; and the task actually continues even after a major downsizing move has been … Continue reading

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One man’s view of aging well

The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment Despite having many friends in their 70s, 80s and 90s, I’ve been far too slow to realize that how we respond to aging is a choice made in the mind, not in the gym. … Continue reading

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Do you feel lonely?

Postings from some of our contributors describe isolation and loneliness. Some see no way out of this predicament. AARP has been focusing on this issue and has published the informational brochure we’ve attached here. See what you think of their … Continue reading

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The transition from work life to retirement for women

Thanks to Dr. Hanna Frederick for this notice about a new book coming out about women and retirement, a topic of continued interest at 70candles.com. You can find it on Amazon. How have you steered your retiement transition and all … Continue reading

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Aging but Dangerous Women Leap from Plane, Drink Martinis

Hello, Each year, a group of Aging But Dangerous women gather on an airfield in central Minnesota to jump out of a perfectly good airplane and celebrate life afterwards with a pitcher of martinis. The fearless leader of Aging But … Continue reading

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Crying out for some small thread of light

Rosilyn, Age 70 I am hoping someone out there can persuade me that there is an interesting life after 70!!!! I live alone, friends are scattered around London, but not near me, and relations have died. Recently I had tremendous … Continue reading

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The dawning of acceptance

Jocelin, Age 70 What a relief! Thinking back I began to worry in January about my 70th birthday, August 2017. I did not want to leave my 60’s. I loved the 60’s. I had started to live my dreams of … Continue reading

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Positive Aging: Adding Life to Your Years

See the Vimeo recording of this 2018 presentation by Ellen Cole at the William K. Sanford Town Library in Albany N.Y. April 3, 2018 Ellen Cole, PhD, will share the results of her 8-year research project on aging. She will … Continue reading

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