Category Archives: 70 from other perspectives: looking forward and looking back

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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My story

Gail, I’m very glad to have found 70 Candles, but I must admit, at 69+, I am not at at all thrilled about my next birthday. Young to Old: Brought up to believe that looks were everything, I knew that … Continue reading

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Curious about what’s changed

Jane & Ellen, I’m writing because I’m curious about what you think has changed in the almost 10 years since you turned 70. Even though there’s no fixed lines in the sand for some of these trends, it seems the … 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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Positive Aging: A dialog with the authors

The Taos Institute, purveyors of the Positive Aging Newsletter, and publishers of three books about aging well, recently hosted a week-long online chat and webinar. The books are 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade, (Giddan & Cole), Retiring But … Continue reading

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Dialogue with the authors- Our Taos webinar

For those interested, our week-long online chat and the video of our 1.5 hour- long webinar about Positive Aging, are available for viewing at this link: http://taoslearning.ning.com The blog there continues on, so feel free to add your comments. Let … Continue reading

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Summing up a life

Nancy,  Age 81 I just found your blog accidentally, and am delighted! Just read a story, and feel as if I am with good friends, even though you all are somewhat younger than I….as I am 81. But am in … Continue reading

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“Oldish”

Esther, Age 69 I shall be 70 in a few months. I’ve read that i shall not be really old but instead “oldish!” I am single, a retired high school teacher, have no immediate family but a fabulous group of … Continue reading

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Still me!

Syd, Age 80 Turned 80 today and do not feel any different than I did yesterday.

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To LIFE!

Barbara, Age 80 Nancy was a much beloved mentor who shepherded her students through graduate school, unlocked writer`s block and helped dissertations find a home between two hard covers. At her memorial gathering, staged in her own home, students flew … Continue reading

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