Hello Ronald Coxen,
I highly recommend you find a trainer to run you through a thorough consultation so you are safe as well as happy. Knowing where and how to start a strength program is priceless. You have received great advice so far; but, working with a professional personal trainer will get you the best results in the safest way possible. That alone is enough to motivate you to keep up your healthy routine and healthy lifestyle. I wish you the best of health.
Here is a link to help you get started finding a trainer you like in your area:
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.