Tag Archives: Caretaking

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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Caregiver for older parents

Anonymous, Age 70 Well, here I am. I retired on July 1 almost 3 years ago and became very involved with my 93-year-old dad and my 90-year-old mom. She became very sick and was hospitalized 2 1/2 weeks into my … 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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Not especially enjoying life

Susan, Age 71 Hello, My husband was diagnosed with degerative spinal stenosis 14 years ago. Previous to that we had 15 years of health and financial difficulties after moving to North Carolina. His disease has definitely gotten worse with each … Continue reading

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Am I too late?

Valerie,  Age, 697 I have read some of the submissions and really like that the two of you want to hear about how we flourish. At least that’s what I heard, or understood. What about if I didn’t flourish. What … Continue reading

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Seeking wise words

Jo, Age 71 Hello, Already I feel less alone reading the blog posts. Here is my story. I am almost retired as an autism consultant and former academic. I’m single with 3 grown children in 3 corners of the U.S. … Continue reading

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My life’s purpose became clear

Barbara,  Age 70 I retired 2 ½ years ago and recently turned 70. I have always looked for meaning in my life, and found it in my work. But it’s been a struggle finding day-to-day purpose in retirement. I love … Continue reading

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My 70’s story

Lois, Age 75 As of now I’m almost 75 (how did that happen). I am caucasian and live in Massachusetts where I’ve lived all my life. I worked as a secretary until age 65 when my husband who had diabetes … Continue reading

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Balance in all things!

Gail, Age 78 At age 78, just read your book, 70Candles! and applaud your insights and clarity regarding women in their 70’s living a vital life. You gave us a gift. However, those from age 50 on up should make … Continue reading

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BUT YOU DON’T RUB MILK UNDER THE NOSE OF A HUNGRY LION!

  “But you don’t rub milk under the nose of a hungry lion.” A phrase my husband Wes stated right before we went to bed. A person with Alzheimer’s disease is very protective of their money. They will hide their … Continue reading

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