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View Poll Results: Age of folks posting to this forum?
Age 55 - 60 5 29.41%
Age 60 - 65 3 17.65%
Age 65 - 70 6 35.29%
Age 70 - 75 3 17.65%
Voters: 17. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-07-2017, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I'm 63, can pass for 47, and feel much too young to be in my 60's, much less retired. I have come to realize the 60's are late middle-age and not near as old as I thought they were when I was in my 20's and 30's. Even the 70's don't seem as old as they use to. Most people in their 60's and 70's today, don't look or act as old as 60 and 70 year olds in the 1950's and 1960's. They are alot more physically active. My grandparents never went to a gym or any where to "work out". They never went jogging. I never seen them in a swim suit. They never sun bathed trying to get a tan. They were born in the early 1900's and late 1890's. Most people in their 60's and 70's today had a much easier and more convenient life than their grandparents. People had a whole different attitude about older folks back then than they do now.
yes, the 60s have been identified quite a few years ago as the late middle age stage. And yes, we do live longer and healthier than our parents. I do come from a family that has a relatively long life expectancy, especially on my dad's side. He lived to be 93 and remained very active until the last year of his life, his mom died at 92 and his only sister lived to be in her mid 80s. Hubbys moms side is the same: she came from a family of 7 kids, all but one lived into their late 80s and she died at 97. Heredity plays a big part, so does better diagnoses availability, new drugs and overall knowledge of how to stay healthy.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Manson, WA
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Over here in the Pacific Northwest I'm 58 years old.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:55 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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You know you are getting old when the retailer stops asking if you qualify for their "senior discount" and all your medical doctor specialists have retired, or died . I'm tired of training these new, young, inexperienced medical specialists
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:50 PM
 
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Sorry about the limits. I was only give four possibilities. Don't think for a moment that I know what I'm doing. Don't believe me? Ask my wife .

I'm glad I asked the question as my suspicion proved out that there was a healthy mix including young ins and a few older than the rocks they live among .

I'm also bored and depressed thinking how long it will be before I return to my beloved Yellville. DW wants to check out Wisconsin next year. All I can say is Brrrrrr and better watch my wallet .
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:25 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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Sorry about the limits. I was only give four possibilities. Don't think for a moment that I know what I'm doing. Don't believe me? Ask my wife .

I'm glad I asked the question as my suspicion proved out that there was a healthy mix including young ins and a few older than the rocks they live among .

I'm also bored and depressed thinking how long it will be before I return to my beloved Yellville. DW wants to check out Wisconsin next year. All I can say is Brrrrrr and better watch my wallet .
Wisconsin! My "Uncle" sent me to Fort McCoy one time for special training and all over the Post were red and blue pipes sticking about three feet above the ground. I finally got up the nerve to ask what they were and was told they marked gas and water shut-off valves so they could be found in the winter snow. It's interesting country but keep in mind that the ice ages swept it clean so it is mostly flat land with a few interesting rock formations and scrubbed out "valleys". This old country boy from the Ouachita Mountains did find it interesting though.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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LOL. I'm in Seattle, but i'm posting here. You left out younger age groups and i know for a fact, that many many oeople on here are Millennials, and other age groups that u left out.
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Old Yesterday, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Originally Posted by explorearkansas View Post
Sorry about the limits. I was only give four possibilities. Don't think for a moment that I know what I'm doing. Don't believe me? Ask my wife .

I'm glad I asked the question as my suspicion proved out that there was a healthy mix including young ins and a few older than the rocks they live among .

I'm also bored and depressed thinking how long it will be before I return to my beloved Yellville. DW wants to check out Wisconsin next year. All I can say is Brrrrrr and better watch my wallet .
Wisconsin might be a wonderful place to live, but there are a heck of a lot of people living here in NWA that were raised in Wisconsin. Heck the high here yesterday was in the 30s and it was cold, don't think any further north would be my choice for winters.

Yes, there is a great mixture of ages here on CD and in the state. Our granddaughter, who was a college senior at the time is responsible for our family being here. She and her husband and her slightly older sister and her family now live here.
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Old Yesterday, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Lakeville, MN
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I'm also bored and depressed thinking how long it will be before I return to my beloved Yellville. DW wants to check out Wisconsin next year. All I can say is Brrrrrr and better watch my wallet .
Go to the driftless country in southwestern Wisconsin. The landscape is strikingly similar to that of the Ozarks. It also extends into portions of southeastern Minnesota. We spent a lot of time in that area this year for just that reason, as I was lamenting moving too far away from Arkansas to be able to visit regularly.

I don't know if you're still able to edit your poll, but if so you could just broaden the age ranges so that everyone could be counted.
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Old Yesterday, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Manson, WA
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Nice idea for a poll, BTW! I'm finding it really cool and interesting.
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Old Yesterday, 08:12 PM
 
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I don't see a way to edit the poll. Would need to start over and I doubt the new thread would get the same attention. I did learn a bit about polls with the exercise.

I really don't want Wisconsin in my life. However, I need to be inclusive of other ideas
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