Tag Archives: Loss

Goodbye 70 Candles, Hello 80

Ellen, Age 80 I turned 80 18 days ago, on March 10, 2021, which means I have officially reached my ninth decade. No big deal, you say? I don’t think of myself as a particularly reflective person; I’m more of … 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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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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A book recommendation

Frances, Age 69 I recently moved (from one residence to another, in the same city). While I was packing up, I weeded out my books (again), and I came across “Necessary Losses” by Judith Viorst. Some years ago, a friend … Continue reading

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Thinking about death

Anonymous, Age 68 5/8 I will be turning 70 in a couple months. I lost my husband a year and a half ago. I have 3 grandsons ages 6, 8 and 10. To get to the point, recently I have … Continue reading

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Positive Aging: A dialog with the authors

The Taos Institute, purveyors of the Positive Aging Newsletter, and publishers of three books about aging well, recently hosted a week-long online chat and webinar. The books are 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade, (Giddan & Cole), Retiring But … 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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Summing up a life

Nancy,  Age 81 I just found your blog accidentally, and am delighted! Just read a story, and feel as if I am with good friends, even though you all are somewhat younger than I….as I am 81. But am in … Continue reading

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