Category Archives: Dealing with loss

Caregiver for older parents

Anonymous, Age 70 Well, here I am. I retired on July 1 almost 3 years ago and became very involved with my 93-year-old dad and my 90-year-old mom. She became very sick and was hospitalized 2 1/2 weeks into my … Continue reading

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A 70Candles! Gathering: a place to feel supported, embraced and KNOWN

Dear 70Candles! Friends, Just wanted to let you know that we had our third 70Candles Meeting this past Sunday here in New Jersey and it was wonderful once again! Twelve lovely ladies were here to share a lovely, meaningful, social, … Continue reading

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A book recommendation

Frances, Age 69 I recently moved (from one residence to another, in the same city). While I was packing up, I weeded out my books (again), and I came across “Necessary Losses” by Judith Viorst. Some years ago, a friend … Continue reading

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Movin’ on

Patricia, Age 64 Hello from upstate NY. I am 64 yrs old. My husband passed away 18 months ago. I have no family here other than my daughter and her family. As much as I love them, they are very … Continue reading

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Thinking about death

Anonymous, Age 68 5/8 I will be turning 70 in a couple months. I lost my husband a year and a half ago. I have 3 grandsons ages 6, 8 and 10. To get to the point, recently I have … Continue reading

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Positive Aging: A dialog with the authors

The Taos Institute, purveyors of the Positive Aging Newsletter, and publishers of three books about aging well, recently hosted a week-long online chat and webinar. The books are 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade, (Giddan & Cole), Retiring But … Continue reading

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Dialogue with the authors- Our Taos webinar

For those interested, our week-long online chat and the video of our 1.5 hour- long webinar about Positive Aging, are available for viewing at this link: http://taoslearning.ning.com The blog there continues on, so feel free to add your comments. Let … Continue reading

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Mark your calendar! Dialogue with the authors online

POSITIVE AGING: A WEEK IN DIALOGUE WITH THE AUTHORS JANE GIDDAN, ELLEN COLE, AND MARY GERGEN November 6 – 10, 2017 Posted by Dawn Dole, Taos Institute Monday – Thursday, November 6-10, we will engage in conversation online in a … Continue reading

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Life is not easy to sort out

My husband of 48 years passed away almost 5 years ago. My friends and family comment on how well I have done moving forward and living independently. My choices are: look forward with optimism or backward with grief. Being human, … Continue reading

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