Hi I specialize in working with seniors and Special Populations. Barring other medical conditions such as musculoskeletal issues, it sounds like you’re clear to proceed.
The recommendations for seniors isn’t that much different than for anyone else. Start light. Let the number of repetitions you perform dictate the weight. For example, if you do 8-10 repetitions you would use a weight that you could comfortably complete all of them. Especially the first couple weeks. Then increase the weight but keep the repetitions the same. That would follow the Principle of Overload.
There are many training principles and this forum isn’t conducive to include all of them. But listen to your body and work as hard as you feel comfortable. If you have other medical conditions besides controlled hypertension and dyslipidemia, then you should consult your physician.