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Turning 70

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

Ken Solin | Posted 03.19.2014 | 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.