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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 09-01-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Ya mean we've been battering this around for nothing??
No, not for nothing. It's interesting to observe how people view this forum; how they feel they do, or perhaps do not, fit into it; why they want to change it, if in fact they want to; and so forth.

Even if this had been posted in the correct forum ("correct" for requesting an added forum, that is), it is almost guaranteed there would be no changes made with the responses running the way they are.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: earth?
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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.
I think "All Things Senior" is a brilliant idea!
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:11 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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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.
^^^^^^I agree. Leave as is. The Retirement forum is one of my subscribed forums, and I skim the titles and only read what I want. No big deal. I also don't like the word senior. 62 used to be the age when this term kicked in. Don't y'all know that "80 is the new 60", so not even an 80 year old is a senior "citizen" by this definition. Just sounds so "old" (pun intended).
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:22 PM
 
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I'll be 64 next month, I'm no longer working as of 18 months ago, and I do not consider myself a 'senior'.

I agree with Michigan Transplant that '80 is definitely the new 60' and that the term 'senior' does not have good connotations.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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^^^^^^I agree. Leave as is. The Retirement forum is one of my subscribed forums, and I skim the titles and only read what I want. No big deal. I also don't like the word senior. 62 used to be the age when this term kicked in. Don't y'all know that "80 is the new 60", so not even an 80 year old is a senior "citizen" by this definition. Just sounds so "old" (pun intended).
Well so do I. As long as the topics that are here stay here whateve they are. Again my whole point is that when some are moved and some are not, topics are then narrowed down to only certain allowable subjects. That is what I don't want to see happen here.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: earth?
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Some topics with "aging" and "elder" in the title have not been embraced in the current "Retirement" forum . . . (maybe because it is conceived as being strictly about relocation and financial concerns?)

"All Things Senior" is great, as far as I'm concerned, and I am not a big fan of the word "senior," but I think cool people can restore it to dignity . . .

Is anything going to even happen or is this just all academic as NewEnglandGal suggested, I wonder?
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Well so do I. As long as the topics that are here stay here whateve they are. Again my whole point is that when some are moved and some are not, topics are then narrowed down to only certain allowable subjects. That is what I don't want to see happen here.
I find it kinda funny that when we are in school we just can't WAIT to be a Senior. BUT, when we get older that word takes on a whole new meaning, doesn't it? lol I have to say it doesn't bother me one bit. I always say I've been married enough times I've no doubt I've been called many things so being called a "senior" is nothing! lol
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Old 09-01-2011, 11:23 PM
 
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If senior in high school is cool, then old person senior can be cool too.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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^^^^^^I agree. Leave as is. The Retirement forum is one of my subscribed forums, and I skim the titles and only read what I want. No big deal. I also don't like the word senior. 62 used to be the age when this term kicked in. Don't y'all know that "80 is the new 60", so not even an 80 year old is a senior "citizen" by this definition. Just sounds so "old" (pun intended).
Well if 80 is the new 60, then 60 is the new 40, and I sure don't feel like I'm 40.
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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If senior in high school is cool, then old person senior can be cool too.
I agree!! It's just a word...
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