Tag Archives: elder women’s choices

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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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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Jane Brody’s 2016 “Aging in Place” New York Times article

Today is the second anniversary of the publication of this, the second in Jane Brody’s two-part New York Times series on adjustments to aging. It features our 70Candles! book, and a topic of great importance to women our age…where to … 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 70Candles! Gathering: a place to feel supported, embraced and KNOWN

Dear 70Candles! Friends, Just wanted to let you know that we had our third 70Candles Meeting this past Sunday here in New Jersey and it was wonderful once again! Twelve lovely ladies were here to share a lovely, meaningful, social, … Continue reading

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Poem about aging

Frances, Age 69 I am not old… she said I am rare. I am the standing ovation At the end of the play. I am the retrospective Of my life as art I am the hours Connected like dots Into … 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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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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Our Gifts

Roseann, Age 70 To All 70Candles Friends, This coming Sunday, March 18, we will be hosting our second 70Candles Meeting at my home in New Jersey. We are definitely filled with about 15 women coming, and we are so looking … Continue reading

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