Category Archives: Attitudes about aging

Sit back and enjoy the ride

Jane Hallowell, Almost 72 I tend to freak out when I am creating something. My recent pottery class — case in point. I just started a six-week hand-building session this past spring at almost age 72 after not doing any … Continue reading

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Jane Brody on her milestone 80th birthday

Jane Brody Birthday Milestone: 80! – The New York Times 5/18/21, 11:08 AM PERSONAL HEALTH A Birthday Milestone: Turning 80! The secret to a happy and vibrant old age? Strive to do what you love for as long as you … Continue reading

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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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