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About loneliness

Irena, Almost 71 After my divorce, I lived 25 years alone. In an effort to survive, I didn’t have time to think about being lonely until the weekends came. I remember how I hated weekends. I would start planning something … 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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71 – Looking for a purpose

Barb, Age 71 Looking at many web sites re women and aging. Just found yours. Maybe some insight will follow. My story is probably similar to some. Born the first of 3 children in 1947. I was the pretty child. … 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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Multigenerational aging in communities

An update just in from ChangingAging.org about Dr. Bill Thomas’ Minka project, launched on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana, in Evansville. To see pictures and to view the video of Dr. Bill Thomas’ inspiring speech at the … Continue reading

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Are you facing the downsizing challenge?

Here’s a useful message from the Parents of Grown Offspring (POGO) blog. So many of us are dealing with downsizing and reducing the clutter of life’s possessions; and the task actually continues even after a major downsizing move has been … Continue reading

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One man’s view of aging well

The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment Despite having many friends in their 70s, 80s and 90s, I’ve been far too slow to realize that how we respond to aging is a choice made in the mind, not in the gym. … 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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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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