Category Archives: Work life and retirement

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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Forgotten, not gone

Here’s an article of interest from the-tls.co.uk by Carol Tavris, Age 74 “Age only matters while one is ageing”, said Picasso, at the age of eighty. “Now that I have arrived at a great age, I might as well be … Continue reading

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Not just me then!

Susie, Age 70 What a lovely relief to discover your page when I was idly Googling ‘feeling sad at turning 70’, which I was last week on February 18th. I had decided that this year, after excruciatingly disappointing previous landmark … Continue reading

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My story

Gail, I’m very glad to have found 70 Candles, but I must admit, at 69+, I am not at at all thrilled about my next birthday. Young to Old: Brought up to believe that looks were everything, I knew that … Continue reading

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Curious about what’s changed

Jane & Ellen, I’m writing because I’m curious about what you think has changed in the almost 10 years since you turned 70. Even though there’s no fixed lines in the sand for some of these trends, it seems the … Continue reading

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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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Crying out for some small thread of light

Rosilyn, Age 70 I am hoping someone out there can persuade me that there is an interesting life after 70!!!! I live alone, friends are scattered around London, but not near me, and relations have died. Recently I had tremendous … 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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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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So many life stories

Suzanne, Age 69.5 How can a person share just one story when you’ve reached the ripe age of 70? “All roads lead to Rome” and each quarter of my life made me what I am now. In my 30’s, my … Continue reading

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