Tag Archives: women aging

Ageism in Canada

Kathy I am writing this in the hope that all Seniors will learn that ageism is alive and well. I was sent to the Motor Vehicle Department, by my GP, for a Medical Assessment for no other reason than a stiff neck and being old.  It has had a huge impact on my well-being. I … Continue reading

Posted in 70candles, Ageism anecdotes, Attitudes about aging | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in 70candles, Attitudes about aging, Family matters, Loneliness | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in 70 from other perspectives: looking forward and looking back, 70candles, About turning 70, Adaptations and accommodations as we age, Aging, Attitudes about aging, Family matters, Our bodies, our health, Share your story, Stories, Work life and retirement | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Worried about aging – thinking 70 is “ancient”

Sandy, Almost 70 I will turn 70 in 10 days. Having a very difficult time emotionally with it, even though I have no ongoing health problems, a good boyfriend (5 years younger), adequate money, two great kids, a lovely apt, … Continue reading

Posted in 70candles, About turning 70, Looking ahead, Networking, Our bodies, our health | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Navigating the years ahead

Anonymous,  Age 69   Dear 70 Candles How inspiring to find a location to “hobnob” with my fellow wizards. I recently turned 69. I am looking at a number of large changes in my life and navigating the years ahead … Continue reading

Posted in 70candles, About turning 70, Family matters, Goals ahead, Looking ahead, Networking, What do we do with our time?, Where to live, Work life and retirement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keep on keeping on

Barb, Almost 70 WOW! I guess thinking back I never thought I would get this old. My friend and I will both be turning 70 and we both feel kind of down. We find things getting harder to do but … Continue reading

Posted in About turning 70, Family matters, Looking ahead, Our bodies, our health, Share your story | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Not like a Boomer

Sandy, Age 71 I am a 71 years old woman and live in a log cabin on a gravel road in Western North Carolina. I designed and built the cabin 12 years ago and was my own contractor. I had … Continue reading

Posted in 70 from other perspectives: looking forward and looking back, Family matters, Gratitude and Spirituality, Resilience, Where to live, Work life and retirement | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Should I move?

Anonymous, Age 74 Sitting here reading through this site, like what I’m reading and seeing, especially since it’s mostly women my age, yea, you understand. I’m wondering if anyone else has done what I think I might want to do … Continue reading

Posted in Family matters, Financial Challenges, Looking ahead, Our bodies, our health, Resilience, Where to live | Tagged , , , , | 29 Comments

Positive thinking works!

Anonymous, Age 69 Hi there! At 69 am more childlike than when I was a child. It’s been a conscious thing for me. My childhood was sad for me. I had too much responsibility for a 6 yr old, never … Continue reading

Posted in About turning 70, Family matters, Looking ahead, Resilience | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Relocation decisions

Pat, Almost 70 Is is great to read the stories of other people who are in the age range I find myself. I am so very fortunate to have health and economic ability to do anything I can dream. I … Continue reading

Posted in About turning 70, Looking ahead, What do we do with our time?, Where to live | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments