Category Archives: Attitudes about aging

Just turned 70

Joyce, Age 70 My name is Joyce Henderson; I’m an African-American retired school teacher in the Philadelphia area and I just turned 70 last week.  I found out about you guys from a book my son got me called “Things … Continue reading

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Forgotten, not gone

Here’s an article of interest from the-tls.co.uk by Carol Tavris, Age 74 “Age only matters while one is ageing”, said Picasso, at the age of eighty. “Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might as well be … Continue reading

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Ageism in Canada

Kathy I am writing this in the hope that all Seniors will learn that ageism is alive and well. I was sent to the Motor Vehicle Department, by my GP, for a Medical Assessment for no other reason than a stiff neck and being old.  It has had a huge impact on my well-being. I … Continue reading

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Not just me then!

Susie, Age 70 What a lovely relief to discover your page when I was idly Googling ‘feeling sad at turning 70’, which I was last week on February 18th. I had decided that this year, after excruciatingly disappointing previous landmark … Continue reading

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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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About loneliness

Irena, Almost 71 After my divorce, I lived 25 years alone. In an effort to survive, I didn’t have time to think about being lonely until the weekends came. I remember how I hated weekends. I would start planning something … 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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On becoming an icon

On Becoming An Icon By Sherrill Pool Elizondo Age 69 I finally googled “older invisible woman” to see if this phenomenon is actually real or not. Sometimes I get down about no longer being 40 or 50 (30 anyone?) Time … Continue reading

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One man’s view of aging well

The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment Despite having many friends in their 70s, 80s and 90s, I’ve been far too slow to realize that how we respond to aging is a choice made in the mind, not in the gym. … Continue reading

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