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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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Hair-The Reality not the Musical

Barbara Greenleaf I always liked my hair: It was thick and wavy and adapted easily to every style that was in. But, basically, like teeth until they ache or heels until they blister, hair—until it falls out—is something one simply takes for granted.Recently mine has been falling out or, … 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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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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