Category Archives: Looking ahead

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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Our podcast interview

We, Jane and Ellen were recently interviewed by Janice Neely of Restless to Renewed. We had a most enjoyable conversation about our long friendship, the origins and evolution 70Candles, and where we are today. To listen, download the Podcast app, … Continue reading

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Elderly – Not

Amy Bryant Elderly . . . elderly! That’s the word my cleaning lady used the other day referring to me. It’s a good thing she cleans well, or she’d be out of a job! I’m used to being thought of … Continue reading

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Living as I age

Mari, Almost 72 Someone once said I ought to call Mel Brooks; he could make a great story of my life. Growing up in the Midwest as the first daughter to live after my mother lost her first born @ … Continue reading

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70Candles book groups and gatherings

Hello to you all, We are delighted to have been invited to be interviewed for a podcast about 70Candles. One question sent for our consideration is about the book groups and gatherings mentioned on this site. We know lots of … Continue reading

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Forever homes

Sherrill Pool Elizondo, Age 74 My husband and I moved to our vacation home 8 months ago after being in our home in Cypress, Texas for 42 years. Difficult physically, mentally, and emotionally! Possibly it would have been easier at … Continue reading

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Spring into action – decluttering

Karen, Age 62 Today is April 1st and I’m starting the journey of decluttering in a unique way that I learned from our family friend, Grace. You start with one item on day one, two items on day two, etc. … Continue reading

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An aha! moment for a cranky old lady

Jane almost 74 I had an “aha moment” the other day. I met up with a couple who are friends of mine, and I noticed how one of them barked orders at the other and the subsequent hurt look on … Continue reading

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Zest, indeed!

Ellen Cole, Age 81 Just in time for her 81st birthday and in anticipation of her retirement from Russell Sage College where she is Professor of Psychology, The University of Pennsylvania published this interview with 70Candles’ Ellen. Zest, indeed! Dr. … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings 2021

Hello from Ellen. I am starting this way because our holiday greeting has in past years been written by Jane. We are a close team. We have been besties since we were 14, across many state lines as our lives … Continue reading

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