70 Things to Do When You Turn 70

70 Things to Do When You Turn 70


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70 Things to Do When You Turn 70 celebrates the opportunities to have meaningful and fulfilling lives at 70 and beyond. This inspiring collection of 70 essays, follows the popular success of other books in the series like 50 Things to Do When You Turn 50 and 60 Things to Do When You Turn 60. The contributors include a wide diversity of people 70+ who have taken on exciting challenges and have found fun, intriguing, and surprising ways to make their lives rewarding. 70 Things to Do When You Turn 70 features such luminaries as world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, legendary singer Martha Reeves, and the acclaimed writer Daniel Klein. As an added bonus, portions of Mark Twain's famous 70th-birthday speech, in which he reveals the secrets of his longevity, will be included. 70 Things to Do When You Turn 70 is the perfect gift for anyone reaching this milestone age. All royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to cancer research and prevention.

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ISBN-13: 9781416209157
Publisher: Sellers Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/12/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 226,180
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Part 1 Being Mindful of Living Fully

Seventy: Go and Be Hippy Nikki Giovanni 13

Play's the Thing Daniel M. Klein 17

On Aging and Turning 70 Allan N. Schwartz 21

What's the Point? Ideal for a Sailing and Meaningful Life in your 70s Bill Roiter 25

Daring to Be 70 Elaine Madsen 29

Being Present: A Way to Live More Fully Boyd Lemon 33

Some Men Drink. Some Men Womanize. I Play the Trombone Samuel Jay Keyser 37

Turning 70! Dorian Mintzer 41

Old Girl - New Dress Barbara Boldt 45

Gather Together! Ellen Cole Jane Giddan 49

Write Your Life Judy F. Kugel 53

Learn from the Oldest and Most Vibrant People in America Gwen Weiss-Numeroff 57

"Dorothy, We're Not in Kansas Anymore…" - "The Times They Are A-Changin'" Maribeth Colloton 61

Sometimes 70 is Just 70 Marshall P. Duke 65

What Will I Be Doing When I Turn 70? Probably Not What I Am Doing Today Bob Lowry 69

Be a Detective! Patricia Rockwell 73

The Septuagenarian Challenge Rick Kimball 77

I Came, I Laughed, I Learned Madeleine Kolb 81

Musing on the joys of Cronehood Joan Paulson Gage 85

Finding My Song Tom Bissinger 89

Now We Are 70 Robert Rector 93

Secrets for Your Successful 70s Susan Kersley 97

Simple Steps to Downsize Your Home When You Turn 70 Vickie Dellaquila 101

Supercharge Activites You Already Do Peter Spiers 105

A Creative Sandwich Sheila Weinstein 109

Beginning My First Novel - at 70! Beverly Scott 113

Never Too Late Julie Kertesz 117

Engage Musically and Create the Life You Want to Live Ed Merck 121

tExcerpt from At Seventy: A Journal May Sarton 125

Mart Twain's Seventieth Birthday Address Mark Twain 129

At Seventy Judith Viorst 141

Part 2 Keeping Active and Caring for Your Body

Fitness First Caroline Anaya 145

Enjoy Tal Chi - on Either Side of 70 Master Domingo Colon 149

Learn to Squall Edna Levitt 153

Do It! The Importance of Fitness Esther Martin Kafer 157

Learn to Sail Steve Colgate 161

Becoming a free Spirit After 70 Hazel Reynolds 165

RVing: Living Your Travel Dreams Jaimie Hall Bruzenak 169

Taking Charge of Your Health at 70 Ruth Heidrich 173

Just Move It June Lands 177

Saving the World Kat Tansey 181

Earthwatch Adventures After Age 70 Warren Stortroen 185

My Big-Rig Dream Margarette Kirsch Mary Farrell 189

The Place Where You Live Michael Milone 193

Seventy Michele Hanson 197

Beauty and Wisdom, at 70 Robbie Kaye 201

Athletics for Aging Well Rose Marie Ray 205

When 70 isn't 60 Ilene Little 209

Still Sailing After All These Years Ed Howle 213

A Time to Dance! Karen O'Connor 217

The Fine Art of Napping Elaine M. Decker 221

Part 3 Nurturing Your Soul

Seven (as in 70) Is a Spiritual Number Gary Zukav 227

Cluing Bach Jerry Osteryoung 231

The journey Continues Sandy Warshaw 235

A Time for Contemplation Juan O'Callahan 239

The View from 70: Reflections on Aging Judith Rich 243

Embrace the Biggest Secret of Life Latron Brown 247

The Thank-You Prayer Lewis Richmond 251

Finding Fulfillment When You're 70 and Retired Maurine Patten 255

Sharing My Family Legacy Maeona (Mae) Mendelson 259

Grandmother Power Paola Gianturco 263

Learn to See Through the Eyes of Love Tina B. Tessina 267

Gifts Received, Gifts Given Roberta Kornfeld Gordon 271

Come to Your Senses Patty Cassidy 275

Doing Good and Haying Fun Peter Hinda Schnurman 279

Just with Your Heart Sally W. Paradysz 283

Find Your Happy Place (and Get There Already!) Sarah-Elizabeth Ratliff 287

The Keys to Successful Aging Carol Orsborn 291

The View (Downfield) from 70 Ronald J. Manheimer 295

Lessons from the Amulet Maker Kendall Dudley 299

About the Editors 302

Credits 303

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