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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 08-30-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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IMO, the insensitivity of several of the posters on the topic of driving, is a boon for a Senior forum. But I should think it should be for those of us who are beginning to be subject to age discrimination, which is age 60 and over. Others can post of course, but they should be a bit more respectful.
I'm not sure whether you're referring to the legal definition of age discrimination or if you are just arbitrarily stating that in your opinion you've noticed that age discrimination begins at 60. If it's the latter, that's fine. If it's the former, then you're wrong. Age discrimination in employment legally begins at 40.
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:23 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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The general Retirement forum seems to be quite functional as is. There will always be threads someone is not interested in (I am not even remotely interested in anyone's grandkids, for instance) but until it is clear that a specific group of topics is dominating and needs to be spun off, I say leave it as it is.

There is a wide age range in this forum (I'm 52 and retired along with the spouse), and some topics, like "Eldercare" apply to some of us as caregivers and some of us as potential care receivers, and it's good to see both sides of the discussion.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: earth?
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I agree to rename this forum something like:


Over 55

and then have Retirement, per se, as a sub-forum. When I think of subjects appropo for Retirement, I think of investments, financial strategies, relocation, etc., but getting older encompasses many other subjects . . .
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Re: cute things grandkids say and other "unrelated" threads. No harm, no foul. I vote to keep the retirement forum, as is.
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Old 09-01-2011, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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So at 32 : 33, what's the verdict?
Is this a poll aimed at action, or just vetting opinions?
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:14 AM
 
Location: earth?
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I just wanted to add a footnote to my post: If CD is concerned about "discrimination" (in terms of naming a forum "Over 55" for instance, there could be the understanding that of course, people of all ages are welcome to comment . . .the subject matter just happens to pertain to a certain age group . . .
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I think there could be a "Reminiscence" subforum, for seniors to talk about their memories of years gone by. Nobody in the other forums want to hear us reminisce (they just tell us to shut up), and such a repository of recollections could be a useful asset in some distant future, when we (or our brain cells) are no longer here to relate them.

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Old 09-01-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default I haven't changed my mind.

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So at 32 : 33, what's the verdict? Is this a poll aimed at action, or just vetting opinions?
Well, it's now exactly tied at 34 each. Already stated previously that I (the OP) was not aiming at action, as I oppose the action I placed in the poll. I was just curious - something made me think of a discussion on the same topic over a year ago. If I had been hoping for action, I would have posted in "About the Forum".
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I used the thread "things grandkids say" as an example. I could have easily picked others.

The "harm and foul" came when another topic that had been ongoing for a very long time was moved to another forum and this and others not on topic were not.

I don't mind using this forum as all things Seniors, or Elders or whatever.
My question was why was a topic that relates to retirees removed rather than one less germane to the forum. The topic of grandchildren includes many people of all ages already has a forum. Again, just an example.

But the Mods kindly put back the one that was removed so I guess this is an all-purpose forum again.

Hopefully, if this forum is not replaced, all will be free to post topics of concern, amusement or interest.

My vote would be for an "All Things Senior " forum. That way all topics would be pertaining to older folks would be appropriate. As somone pointed out, not all retirees are elderly and not all elderly are retired.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Well, it's now exactly tied at 34 each. Already stated previously that I (the OP) was not aiming at action, as I oppose the action I placed in the poll. I was just curious - something made me think of a discussion on the same topic over a year ago. If I had been hoping for action, I would have posted in "About the Forum".
Ya mean we've been battering this around for nothing??
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