Category Archives: Aging

Turning 78: Adaptations and accommodations

Jane, July 3, 2018 Another birthday….rather surprising to hear the number 78. I realize I have just outlived my mother who died at age 77. As always, I’m looking forward to the fireworks ahead, my special birthday treat. I’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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Summertime at almost 78

Emily, Almost 78 I am up in Walton in my little house enjoying the beauty of the area, and my friends up here. After mowing the grass and doing violence to some invasive weeds, I sat outside reading a book … Continue reading

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Greetings from Chile!

Patricia, Age 81 Hello, I am an 81-year-old woman, in good health (with a few exceptions, normal like car with a lot of miles). Married, twice, two sons, two grandchildren. I live in Chile, by the sea side, a small … Continue reading

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Spinal fusion recovery

Diana, Age 72 I discovered 70candles.com about six months before I turned 70. I was so grateful to have found both the book and the website, because as I approached 70, although I felt a measure of satisfaction with my … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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