Category Archives: Attitudes about aging

Thriving beyond 70 with wisdom and connection

Here is the direct link to the podcast at Restless to Renewed. We, Jane and Ellen were asked by Janice Neely about our decades long friendship, the evolution of our 70Candles project and lessons learned. We hope you enjoy listening … Continue reading

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Our podcast interview

We, Jane and Ellen were recently interviewed by Janice Neely of Restless to Renewed. We had a most enjoyable conversation about our long friendship, the origins and evolution 70Candles, and where we are today. To listen, download the Podcast app, … Continue reading

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Elderly – Not

Amy Bryant Elderly . . . elderly! That’s the word my cleaning lady used the other day referring to me. It’s a good thing she cleans well, or she’d be out of a job! I’m used to being thought of … Continue reading

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Time to dump my 80th birthday candles

Miriam, Age 81 Nine months after my 80th birthday, my “8” and “0” candles still sat on my bookcase. I couldn’t decide if I want to be reminded of this frightening milestone or if I should forget it and continue … Continue reading

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Being relevant on purpose

Susan, Age 74 More and more I hear MEN say they don’t feel relevant. On a recent inquiry, I asked why. “People don’t seek me out anymore. Ask my thoughts. The young mingle with the young. The forty-somethings think they … Continue reading

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Doing what I can

Anonymous, Age 69 Hi- I’m a 69 year-old southern Californian. I retired at 61 and I’m enjoying it. I did return to my old job back in 2018 to work part-time (less than 10 hours a week), which is terrific. … Continue reading

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The Bathing Suit

Judi Meirowitz Tischler Swimming is our Family Sport. My three kids love it as do their children. Some families bike, hike or play football together. We swim. My parents, brothers, and I grew up without much disposable income, swimming was … Continue reading

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Embracing Old Age

By Amy Bryant “Oh, Amy, you don’t look your age. I would have taken you for _______ (here they insert a number 15 years younger than my number),” and I beam with pride over the compliment. We live in a … Continue reading

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Zest, indeed!

Ellen Cole, Age 81 Just in time for her 81st birthday and in anticipation of her retirement from Russell Sage College where she is Professor of Psychology, The University of Pennsylvania published this interview with 70Candles’ Ellen. Zest, indeed! Dr. … Continue reading

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At age At 72, what words of wisdom would you impart to your progeny? 

Jane Hallowell, Age 72 My sons gave me StoryWorth.com as a gift a year ago. This involves writing answers to questions they ask me once a week. It also allows me to choose my own questions to answer if the … Continue reading

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