Category Archives: Family matters

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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Gathering memories and stories

Sandy, Age 74 I was born in Rochester, NY – the granddaughter of four Italian Catholic immigrants. At age 4 months, I became ill with polio which resulted in paralysis of my lower right leg. At 18 months of age, … Continue reading

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Life’s a trip!

Monica, Age 71 This is the first time I’ve been on a blog. Since turning 70 last year, my health dramatically changed. In October, I fell and ended up with 2 injured shoulders. I am currently recuperating from rotator cuff … Continue reading

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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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Do you feel orphaned?

Anonymous, Age 71 Great site….. I always wonder if others feel like orphans when our parents pass no matter what our age?

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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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So many life stories

Suzanne, Age 69.5 How can a person share just one story when you’ve reached the ripe age of 70? “All roads lead to Rome” and each quarter of my life made me what I am now. In my 30’s, my … 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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Aging gracefully in the West Indies

Anette, Age 72 Hi, I am 72, mixed Asian and living my life to the fullest and I want to share some thoughts with my kindred spirits. I live in a tropical island in the West Indies. I have four … Continue reading

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What’s next?

Diana,  Age 72 What’s next in your life? We’re old enough to know (thankfully) that life doesn’t end at seventy. It continues to challenge, frustrate, and satisfy. There’s always a next step – we’re old but we’re not out – … Continue reading

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