Category Archives: Our bodies, our health

Summertime at almost 78

Emily, Almost 78 I am up in Walton in my little house enjoying the beauty of the area, and my friends up here. After mowing the grass and doing violence to some invasive weeds, I sat outside reading a book … 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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Spinal fusion recovery

Diana, Age 72 I discovered 70candles.com about six months before I turned 70. I was so grateful to have found both the book and the website, because as I approached 70, although I felt a measure of satisfaction with my … Continue reading

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Retired in Florence

Susan, Age 72 Four years ago, my husband, and my miniature goldendoodle dog, Luca, got on the Queen Mary and sailed to a new country, and a new life Italy. It was the reverse trip that my grandparents made over … Continue reading

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A journalist’s request

Judy, Age 63 I’m a journalist who writes a nationally-distributed column about aging and health. A topic I’d like to cover going forward, either for a column or a story: people in their 70s taking care of parents in their … Continue reading

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Thanks for letting me vent…

Evelyn, Age 73 Live in Iowa, my birth state. I have always loved my native state, all four seasons. But as I get older, the snow and frigid weather of winter is taking its toll on me. My husband is … 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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In sickness and in health

Anonymous,  Almost 70 I have had a few health scares of late…one of them possible Glaucoma….but not tested yet due to a terrible reaction to some medicine prescribed for eyelid dermatitis by one ophthalmologist which propelled visit to another ophthalmologist … Continue reading

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I cherish each birthday

Janie,  Almost 68 I have been looking for a blog to share with other women around my age for quite some time. Today I stumbled upon your site. How wonderful, I loved reading the stories so far. I am in … Continue reading

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