Category Archives: What do we do with our time?

The transition from work life to retirement for women

Thanks to Dr. Hanna Frederick for this notice about a new book coming out about women and retirement, a topic of continued interest at 70candles.com. You can find it on Amazon. How have you steered your retiement transition and all … Continue reading

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The dawning of acceptance

Jocelin, Age 70 What a relief! Thinking back I began to worry in January about my 70th birthday, August 2017. I did not want to leave my 60’s. I loved the 60’s. I had started to live my dreams of … Continue reading

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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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Greetings from Chile!

Patricia, Age 81 Hello, I am an 81-year-old woman, in good health (with a few exceptions, normal like car with a lot of miles). Married, twice, two sons, two grandchildren. I live in Chile, by the sea side, a small … 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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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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5 Things that surprised me about retirement

Barbara Greenleaf I retired from a full-time university staff position a year ago to publish my blog, Parentsofgrownoffspring.com. Before this I thought I was good at self-organization. I also thought that writing the blog would give me just the focal … Continue reading

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Birth of a new 70Candles! Group

Roseann, Age 70 I would like to share the wonderful birthing of a new 70 Candles Support Group in New Jersey. This past Sunday, Feb. 18, 13 women gathered together at my home for a most beautiful and meaningful Sunday … 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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Unquenchable desire for Ongoingness

Roseann,  Almost  70 I will be 70 years old tomorrow…Jan. 5, 1948 was my entrance into this world… I just found this site, through the gift of the book “70 Things to Do When You Turn 70.” I work 28 hours … Continue reading

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