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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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Subscribers list up and running again!

Just a note to let you know that we’ve had a technical disaster hiatus associated with the automatic upgrade of the Subscribers List plugin. It appears that all issues have been resolved, and you should begin receiving again, email alerts … Continue reading

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Just turned 70

Joyce, Age 70 My name is Joyce Henderson; I’m an African-American retired school teacher in the Philadelphia area and I just turned 70 last week.  I found out about you guys from a book my son got me called “Things … Continue reading

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Ageism article from The New York Times

THE NEW OLD AGE Ageism: A ‘Prevalent and Insidious’ Health Threat The World Health Organization has begun four studies intended to define ageism and identify ways to combat it.  By Paula Span April 26, 2019 Credit Lizzie Gill Here’s the link … Continue reading

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Forgotten, not gone

Here’s an article of interest from the-tls.co.uk by Carol Tavris, Age 74 “Age only matters while one is ageing”, said Picasso, at the age of eighty. “Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might as well be … Continue reading

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Ageism in Canada

Kathy I am writing this in the hope that all Seniors will learn that ageism is alive and well. I was sent to the Motor Vehicle Department, by my GP, for a Medical Assessment for no other reason than a stiff neck and being old.  It has had a huge impact on my well-being. I … Continue reading

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The 70s experience

Shirley, Age 70 I turned 70 last November… I also became a widow shortly before I turned 70. It has been quite a year for me. I have both oars in the water now and not sure what the plan … Continue reading

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Not just me then!

Susie, Age 70 What a lovely relief to discover your page when I was idly Googling ‘feeling sad at turning 70’, which I was last week on February 18th. I had decided that this year, after excruciatingly disappointing previous landmark … Continue reading

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Top o’ the morning!

I had the pleasure of meeting the engaging 98 year old Mavis at my friend’s house. She told charming stories with vivid detail of her childhood in French Quebec, and of her adventure-filled career as a professional coloratura soprano.  She … Continue reading

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AgelessAuthors writing contest

For those of you who enjoy writing, I pass along this information about AgelessAuthors.com. Deadline for submissions is March 15th. Check out the website to read rules and writing categories. Full disclosure: I’m a judge for the contest…but all submissions … Continue reading

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