Category Archives: Attitudes about aging

Goodbye 70 Candles, Hello 80

Ellen, Age 80 I turned 80 18 days ago, on March 10, 2021, which means I have officially reached my ninth decade. No big deal, you say? I don’t think of myself as a particularly reflective person; I’m more of … Continue reading

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A change in attitude

Author unknown A woman who has crossed 70 & is heading towards 80 was asked what sort of changes she is feeling in herself. She sent the following: 1 After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and … Continue reading

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Broken, Not Defeated

Amy Bryant, Age 80 “Amy, at our age we can’t be doing what we did when we were younger. We have to slow down.” “Say what!” I had just told my friend that I was recovering from surgery on a … Continue reading

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This second call

Sandi Peters, Age 71 For much of my professional life, I have worked with older people. At 71, I think I should know what the 70ies are about. In fact, I frequently surprise myself. Looking back, I realize that many … Continue reading

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My story in life’s constant changes

Central, New Jersey, – Joyce, just turned 70 Just found your website as was looking for some perspective on hitting the big 70 and dealing with changes in my life again. Sure not where I thought I would be at … Continue reading

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Jane turns 80 This bears practicing. It’s been ten years since Ellen and I started this blog as a way to ease ourselves into our 70’s. Now here I am 80 years old.  On the day of my birthday, July … Continue reading

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Sharing

Mary Ellen Age 70 I’m elated I’ve found this blog (or whatever they call it)! Hoping I will be able to participate and listen to all of our stories. Been searching (books, magazines, internet) for a long time as 70 … Continue reading

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Ellen on Positive Aging Part 2: About ageism

I have recently been trying to develop something akin to guidelines for positive aging. This is a work in progress. There are, so far, three items on this list, with new and exciting research to demonstrate their importance.  LET’S END AGEISM and negative stereotypes In spite … Continue reading

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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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