Tag Archives: Women and aging

Ellen on Positive Aging Part 4: Cultivate optimism

Cultivate Optimism (Hope) “New evidence that optimists live longer”—The Harvard Gazette—August 30, 2019 After decades of research, a new study links optimism and prolonged life. Researchers from Harvard, Boston University School of Medicine, and the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare System, have found that individuals … Continue reading

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Ellen on Positive Aging Part 2: About ageism

I have recently been trying to develop something akin to guidelines for positive aging. This is a work in progress. There are, so far, three items on this list, with new and exciting research to demonstrate their importance.  LET’S END AGEISM and negative stereotypes In spite … Continue reading

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Ellen’s comments on Positive Aging

This and posts to follow are from Ellen Cole’s presentation to the Albany Guardian Society. Author of several books, Ellen presents her 8-year research project on Positive Aging for women (which is relevant and interesting for men, too). She shares … Continue reading

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70Candles! in new Move On e-magazine

We, Jane and Ellen, have been profiled, along with our blog, 70candles.com in the current issue of the new online magazine, Move On. The magazine is focused on women over 60 who are facing life changes and challenges.Check it out through this … Continue reading

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Living as I age

Mari, Almost 72 Someone once said I ought to call Mel Brooks; he could make a great story of my life. Growing up in the Midwest as the first daughter to live after my mother lost her first born @ … Continue reading

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The 70s experience

Shirley, Age 70 I turned 70 last November… I also became a widow shortly before I turned 70. It has been quite a year for me. I have both oars in the water now and not sure what the plan … 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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Crying out for some small thread of light

Rosilyn, Age 70 I am hoping someone out there can persuade me that there is an interesting life after 70!!!! I live alone, friends are scattered around London, but not near me, and relations have died. Recently I had tremendous … Continue reading

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