Category Archives: Attitudes about aging

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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The dawning of acceptance

Jocelin, Age 70 What a relief! Thinking back I began to worry in January about my 70th birthday, August 2017. I did not want to leave my 60’s. I loved the 60’s. I had started to live my dreams of … Continue reading

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Positive Aging: Adding Life to Your Years

See the Vimeo recording of this 2018 presentation by Ellen Cole at the William K. Sanford Town Library in Albany N.Y. April 3, 2018 Ellen Cole, PhD, will share the results of her 8-year research project on aging. She will … Continue reading

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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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Transition

Patricia, Age 81 1/2 Hi everyone, I am probably the oldest of this group, and when I turned 70 years decided to leave my hair WHITE!! This was unconceivable to my friends (female) since I am chilean, my country is … Continue reading

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