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Old 12-24-2009, 11:54 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO.
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Iam a senior and its not bad, I feel better then I did when I was in my 20,s. how do you feel?



Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Well I would say Im not sure Im someone, that feels there is a set age when every person becomes a senior. I can't really say I feel like one and I feel fine, but society treats many of us as if we are yesterday's newspaper. Societies views on older people can make them feel old and lose interest in maintaining themself. I am 60 now and Im retired but still work part time. A blue collar job out in the elements 3 days a week. I work out at a gym as I have since my teens. I am always walking somewhere and have other activities to keep me busy. I could not sit in a chair and watch TV all day, I would go nuts. I have 2 major chronic medical conditions, one since my 20's and the other my 40's. Both Endocrine Diseases, Diabetes and Thyroid Disease could really slow me down. I learned along time ago not to let them, and it has worked most days anyways.

I live in an Apt bldg for 55 and older, a 14 story highrise. Many in this bldg are in my age group but many are older. Some of this I think is attributed to Portland, as it has a very high incidence of depression and substance abuse. Many here are very miserable people that never speak and roam around all day waiting for the mailman. Now and then you will run into someone on the elevator that will give a hello, but I have learned to be careful when and who to say hello to. Some at times smell of booze and appear to be mentally ill. I imagine they are placed here by the county and their rent is free. It is obvious they don't want to be bothered. I can't relate to any of this, and am on this city data researching more practical and sensible places to retire to. I feel sorry for many of them I really do, but I can't expect myself to live in this type environment as I get older.


I recommend every person in their senior years find things they enjoy to do as it most definitely keeps one going. Life does not not stop when you hit 55, 60, 70 80 or 90.

So for me in my younger senior years it seems fine so far, just needs some fine tuning abit.
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Iam a senior and its not bad, I feel better then I did when I was in my 20,s. how do you feel?



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Merry Christmas to you also.
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