Category Archives: HUMOR

Thriving beyond 70 with wisdom and connection

Here is the direct link to the podcast at Restless to Renewed. We, Jane and Ellen were asked by Janice Neely about our decades long friendship, the evolution of our 70Candles project and lessons learned. We hope you enjoy listening … Continue reading

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Dr. Perfection and Ms. Good Enough

Judi Meirowitz Tischler, Age, 73 If you are worried that you have cancer, you want your slides read by my husband, pathologist extraordinaire. If you want to sort out a problem with a family member, my skillful listening might help … Continue reading

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Late to the environmental party but making up for lost time…

Barbara Greenleaf   When we were growing up, there was an ethos of hard work: anything you produced of value would have to be serious and difficult to do. Throughout my life, I bought into that idea, big time. This … 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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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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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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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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Hopes and hazards of dating after 70

Gloria, Age 74 Lately I have been ‘meeting’ men who have contacted me via an online dating site. My experiences have been so enlightening, and so funny, I feel compelled to share them with other women. I’ll start with one, … Continue reading

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A life full of twists and turns

JoAnn, Age 70 I had a brief fling with a fifty year old man. I found myself shocked that he was attracted to me. We look about the same age and it was quite a rush being kissed like I … Continue reading

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Freedom in being this age

Peggy,   Age 69 I have been reading your book and feel sad for so many that feel their life is over.  I still work 10 hour days as an OB nurse.  Yes I go home tired but so do … Continue reading

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