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View Poll Results: Should a "Senior Forum" be added?
Yes, add a Senior Forum to the existing Retirement Forum. 41 49.40%
No, the present Retirement Forum covers the ground just fine. 42 50.60%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-28-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I don't mind the term senior citizen because a senior citizen is anybody 20 years older then I am.
I prefer "seasoned" citizen. Some of us are more seasoned than others.

On the matter at hand, a "senior" board would likely fill with people who could tend to forget why they're there.
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Where do you find About the Forum? (another poster referred me to it but I don't see it).
From the General Forums page ... all the way at the bottom is the Administration Zone and About the Forum.

Or just use this link
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Happy in Wyoming and NewEnglandGirl have raised the excellent point that the name "Retirement Forum" excludes older people who have not yet retired. To me, the solution is not to add another forum, but to modify the name of the existing one: Retirement and Senior Issues Forum. That's what is really is anyway! And the modified name would just be more accurate and more inclusive. Now I wish I had included that as a third option in the poll (retaining one forum but re-naming it), which just illustrates how other people's viewpoints often help clarify our own thinking.
I'd vote for renaming. Thanks, great thread!
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: California Mountains
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To me, the solution is not to add another forum, but to modify the name of the existing one: Retirement and Senior Issues Forum. That's what is really is anyway! And the modified name would just be more accurate and more inclusive.

Excellent idea. I'm all for it.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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I prefer "seasoned" citizen. Some of us are more seasoned than others.

On the matter at hand, a "senior" board would likely fill with people who could tend to forget why they're there.
I like it! "seasoned citizen" I've never liked the word "senior" for some reason and would never identify with it. It sounds so reserved and separate.
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I prefer "seasoned" citizen. Some of us are more seasoned than others.

I don't feel particularly seasoned. And being visual thinker, all I can imagine is some older person covered with paprika or Italian seasoning.

On the matter at hand, a "senior" board would likely fill with people who could tend to forget why they're there.

This could be fun for us but not so much fun for those monitoring the thread, we will be off topic all the time. But I think we are a lot, anyway.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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Just my opinion, but I do not like the term 'senior'.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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I prefer "seasoned" citizen. Some of us are more seasoned than others.
I like: "Aged to perfection", like a fine wine...
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Well, truth be known, usually I just refer to myself as an old fart or a geezer.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/215747_1832213843182_1175481688_31845498_895455_n. jpg (broken link)
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Well, truth be known, usually I just refer to myself as an old fart or a geezer.
Thanks for posting the photo of yourself
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