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Ellen on Positive Aging Part 3: Gather together

Gather Together—Social Connections “There is no such thing as a happy hermit”(Chris Peterson). Substantial evidence now indicates that individuals lacking social connections are at risk for poor health and premature mortality. The risk associated with social isolation and loneliness is … Continue reading

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70Candles! in new Move On e-magazine

We, Jane and Ellen, have been profiled, along with our blog, 70candles.com in the current issue of the new online magazine, Move On. The magazine is focused on women over 60 who are facing life changes and challenges.Check it out through this … Continue reading

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Just turned 70

Joyce, Age 70 My name is Joyce Henderson; I’m an African-American retired school teacher in the Philadelphia area and I just turned 70 last week.  I found out about you guys from a book my son got me called “Things … 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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Do you feel lonely?

Postings from some of our contributors describe isolation and loneliness. Some see no way out of this predicament. AARP has been focusing on this issue and has published the informational brochure we’ve attached here. See what you think of their … 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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Jane Brody’s 2016 “Aging in Place” New York Times article

Today is the second anniversary of the publication of this, the second in Jane Brody’s two-part New York Times series on adjustments to aging. It features our 70Candles! book, and a topic of great importance to women our age…where to … 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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The next decade

Anne, Age 77 I read about your website and book in the New York Times. I see from your initial posting that you two were born about the same time I was (October 29, 1940). I am a very lucky, … Continue reading

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