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Senior Citizen minimum age
60 years
9%
 9% [ 2 ]
62 years
22%
 22% [ 5 ]
65 years
43%
 43% [ 10 ]
70 years
13%
 13% [ 3 ]
75 years
13%
 13% [ 3 ]
Total Votes : 23
 

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Brewdude
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Age : 65
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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:59 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
You know, Codgersville is the capitol of Geezerdom. They have a couple of nice brewpubs in the Old Quarter....

Good brewpubs will certainly be an added bonus, provided they are available by foot or public transport. No way am I drinking and driving anymore. Did plenty of that in my misspent youth and lived to tell about it. No, I'm not proud of it.

It seems likely that I'll get back into homebrewing, but will have to start from scratch, as I sold off all my gear many years ago.

However, it seems I'm hijacking my own thread, as it's devolving into my retirement issues. Let's correct that and get back into the issue of when one is considered a Senior Citizen.

As far as what I truly feel is the right age for this distinction - frankly it's too hard to put down to a particular number. I always thought of my grandparents as elderly when I was a kid, and by extension Senior Citizens (although I never classified them as Senior Citizens, only that they were elderly and very probably in their 80's when I was a young'un. Guess it equates to the same thing).

So perhaps my sentiments are that the classification of Senior Citizens should begin somewhere around 80? And of course this should be a moving target and not a fixed number. After all, there are plenty of vibrant and active older folks in their 70's and 80's (and indeed beyond)  who defy the stigma of "Seniors". I wish to be one of that group going forward, into my 80's.

My own Pap lived to 88, and his several brothers around that. So I have those genetics going for me, provided I take care of myself properly.

Am I a Senior Citizen now at 65? Perhaps, in the view of those in their 20's or younger. But I clearly don't feel like it. Just a guy who has been around the block a couple times!

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Cheers,

RR

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Hermit

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Age : 65
Location : Ascension Parish
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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:21 am

Well, I recently got Medicare, so I guess I qualify.  Neutral
Some days I feel old, some days I don't.
I feel that I've earned "Senior Citizen" status by managing to live this long.  Twisted Evil
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idlehands

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Age : 74
Location : central Florida
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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:24 am

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Always slightly older than you actually are I think....

Pretty much got to agree with those words of wisdom...
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AJ

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Age : 69
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:40 pm

One is only as old as they feel. With that in mind I've been a senior citizen for almost twenty years. Rolling Eyes

AJ
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Corncobcon

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Age : 68
Location : From the prarie of KS. to Lake of the Ozarks, MO.
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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:32 pm

AJ wrote:
One is only as old as they feel. With that in mind I've been a senior citizen for almost twenty years. Rolling Eyes

AJ

I second that comment. This morning my wife and I went out with our chain saws and
cut up some felled trees for firewood. After a good day of lumberjacking, we both had to relax with a nap! Now, I'm feeling it, every bone in my body aches! I guess, tonight I am a senior citizen!!!
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Age : 62
Location : Cornelius, NC
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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:36 am

There's a lot of people who worked physically hard their whole life, and 60 years old should be Senior Citizens age. Death rapidly approaches after that.
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Fazby

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Age : 60
Location : Chicago area
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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:02 pm

Beats me. When I hear that someone is 65, I think that is old until realize that it is just five years away.  

All relative.  It's not the years; it's the miles.

And if it will get me a discount, I'm a senior! (And a cheap one...)
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Cartaphilus

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Age : 64
Location : East Texas
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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:51 pm

I voted for 75 only because it was the highest on the list, if there'd 90 I would have voted for that.
I believe your as old as you feel or want to be.
Looking over my shoulder at the time that has passed me by I cringe and wish I had the sense then
to make better of it. Not feeling as old as I think I look or what my age in years dictates I should look like, I feel within much younger. Although my groans and pains say otherwise I choose to ignore them.
Wished the younger women I've chased or dream of chasing (which is nearer the truth most the time) thought the same. Wink
Though I'll never complain about getting a discount no matter how old or young I get in age.
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Age : 65
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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:55 pm

Amen, brother Ron. And good to see you posting here again!

Very Happy



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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:14 pm

Now at 65 and feeling good, I voted for 62 as senior citizen age. If you can, 62 is a good age to retire. I retired at 62 to gardening, day trips, a winter vacation in the south. Blessed to live in the USA in these days and times.
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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:10 pm

DrT999 wrote:
Under fifty, anyone more than 20 years older than you! Wink

I've been offered the seniors discount a few times in the last year - somewhat understandable, I suppose, as I've been dealing with medical problems so I tend to walk carefully, and my beard has gone almost completely white.

Both times, the cashier was under 20 so I'm sure I looked positively ANCIENT at 46 affraid Very Happy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: So what age exactly is a Senior Citizen?   Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:20 pm

So far, the poll results weigh in that 45% of the respondents consider 65 to be the age where one is considered a "Senior Citizen". After that it drops to 18% for 62. And the rest below that.

So..... while this is far from being any kind of comprehensive survey or even "officially" indicative of that designation I find it interesting, including and especially the posts.

I appreciate all your responses, and by all means keep them coming.

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