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Turning 70

Suzanne Somers On What Makes Her Feel So Sexy At 70

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.24.2016 | Fifty

Suzanne Somers became a household name in the ‘70s and now that she’s turned 70 herself, it seems she’s never felt better. While many people cri...

70 Tidbits Of Wisdom As I Inch Toward Turning 70

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.25.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

The longer I live, the more I realize that a life is always 'UNDER CONSTRUCTION' so it's important to engage in the following.

What It Really Means To Be 70-Years-Old

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.08.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

For thousands of years, people didn't know what it meant to be 70-years-old. Large, surly animals, rotted teeth, and the plague were all standing by to end life well before that magic number.

6 Things You May Not Know About Dolly Parton, On Her 70th Bday!

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.19.2016 | Fifty

It's this simple: If Dolly Parton didn't exist, someone would have had to invent her. The Great Goddess of Country Music turns 70 on Jan. 19 and while...

Look Who's Turning 70 In 2016

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.10.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Keith Harris In 2016, the first crop of boomers will turn 70 — another significant milestone in the shared journe...

How I Feel About Turning 70 On New Year's Day

Ann Fry | Posted 12.31.2016 | Fifty
Ann Fry

I am about to turn 70-years-old. It's hard to say that in public. What will people think if they know that about me? Since I'm not the only one experiencing that sort of panic, I thought I would share some of the deep, dark thoughts about it and some of the positive thoughts about it as well.

Turning 70

Terry Newell | Posted 10.19.2016 | Good News
Terry Newell

I cannot possibly count the opportunities I've had - and at least sometimes fulfilled - to relish a sunrise, a baby's laugh, a spring bud, a clap of thunder, a transcendent painting, or a single violin note soaring toward the heavens.

The Real Reason I Dread Turning 70

Laurie Levy | Posted 09.10.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

I have been really anxious about turning the 'Big 7-0' this week. Getting excited about this milestone has been challenging, to say the least.

70: The Decade for Giving Back

Diane Gilman | Posted 08.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Diane Gilman

I am facing down one of those consequential Decade Birthdays... The Big 70! I like to think I'm entering, shall we say, "Extended Middle-Age." As I c...

The 8 Main Concerns Shared By Older Women

Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty
Jane Giddan and Ellen Cole

We heard from women in their 70s on our blog at and in 70candles discussion groups across the country, from New York to Texas. With decades of life ahead for many of us, it's a great time to reassess our lives and examine our options. Here are the topics that matter most to women in their 70s.

What I've Learned About Living Life To The Fullest As I Approach 70

Ken Solin | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Ken Solin

A recent birthday brought me to within shouting distance of 70. My thoughts associated with this unexpected but appreciated event are focused on the great energy and confidence I'm feeling about my life. I'm fine tuning it and making adjustments along the way to ensure the joy continues. Sensum Boomerum Vita is Latin, I hope, for an awareness of where I am as a boomer in life's continuum.

Trying To Figure Out What To Be At Age 70

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

Recently, two friends in their late 60s have said wryly, but clearly seriously, that they are trying to figure out what to do when they grow up.

What Turning 70 Is Really Like

Joan Gage | Posted 11.18.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

When you turn 70, you can't consider yourself middle-aged any more. Let's face it, you're wicked old. Which doesn't sound great, but in ancient times the entry into cronehood, the third period of a woman's life -- after Maiden and Mother -- was feted with ceremonies and rituals, because the crones were revered as wise women who could impart their knowledge to the tribe.

The Most Remarkable Moments Of My 60s

Lea Lane | Posted 10.31.2012 | Fifty
Lea Lane

This new seventh decade of mine will hold interesting challenges, joys and sorrows. I understand the fragility ahead, but I know that I'm privileged to celebrate membership in the club of three-score and 10.

Why I Feel Like Paul Newman In 'Empire Falls'

Marshall P. Duke | Posted 09.09.2012 | Fifty
Marshall P. Duke

I can't bear catch phrases like "50 is the new 40." I wait patiently for the ultimate "dead is the new alive" tagline stamped across an ad for video screens and Wi-Fi in caskets.