Category Archives: Older women connecting

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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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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New Eyes

Susan, Almost 75 As many of you know from my writings, I am new to Maine. It’s been nearly five years since I ventured north, just before the pandemic. Being sequestered for a few years has made me very aware … 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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The Bathing Suit

Judi Meirowitz Tischler Swimming is our Family Sport. My three kids love it as do their children. Some families bike, hike or play football together. We swim. My parents, brothers, and I grew up without much disposable income, swimming was … 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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Seasons Greetings!

Seasons Greetings to all of you in our 70Candles community! Ellen and I greatly appreciate and send all our best wishes to you who have been with us for so many years, and to those we continue to welcome as … Continue reading

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My story in life’s constant changes

Central, New Jersey, – Joyce, just turned 70 Just found your website as was looking for some perspective on hitting the big 70 and dealing with changes in my life again. Sure not where I thought I would be at … Continue reading

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