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Caregiver for older parents

Anonymous, Age 70 Well, here I am. I retired on July 1 almost 3 years ago and became very involved with my 93-year-old dad and my 90-year-old mom. She became very sick and was hospitalized 2 1/2 weeks into my … Continue reading

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Do you feel orphaned?

Anonymous, Age 71 Great site….. I always wonder if others feel like orphans when our parents pass no matter what our age?

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A 70Candles! Gathering: a place to feel supported, embraced and KNOWN

Dear 70Candles! Friends, Just wanted to let you know that we had our third 70Candles Meeting this past Sunday here in New Jersey and it was wonderful once again! Twelve lovely ladies were here to share a lovely, meaningful, social, … Continue reading

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Attitudes about aging

Here’s a new article from the Washington Post about the effects of our attitudes about aging. Let us know what you think about this. Jane and Ellen https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cliches-about-only-being-as-old-as-you-feel-are-starting-to-have-scientific-backing/2018/04/13/4ccd9c4a-3125-11e8-8abc-22a366b72f2d_story.html?utm_term=.74d3142df15f

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Positive Aging Newsletter-More from the Taos Institute

Happily Ever After: Emotions in Old Age The stereotypes of aging as a time of regret, loss, and longing are one-sided and need to be challenged. Continuing evidence reveals that emotional well-being improves from early adulthood to old age. The … Continue reading

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Positive Aging Newsletter-from the Taos Institute

Life Purpose: Seizing the Days One problem many confront when they retire is the loss of purpose. The workplace is no longer demanding one’s attention and the nest is empty. Most of the challenges of earlier life – schooling, finding … Continue reading

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The next decade

Anne, Age 77 I read about your website and book in the New York Times. I see from your initial posting that you two were born about the same time I was (October 29, 1940). I am a very lucky, … Continue reading

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A book recommendation

Frances, Age 69 I recently moved (from one residence to another, in the same city). While I was packing up, I weeded out my books (again), and I came across “Necessary Losses” by Judith Viorst. Some years ago, a friend … Continue reading

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Poem about aging

Frances, Age 69 I am not old… she said I am rare. I am the standing ovation At the end of the play. I am the retrospective Of my life as art I am the hours Connected like dots Into … Continue reading

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So many life stories

Suzanne, Age 69.5 How can a person share just one story when you’ve reached the ripe age of 70? “All roads lead to Rome” and each quarter of my life made me what I am now. In my 30’s, my … Continue reading

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