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Old 09-11-2011, 05:22 PM
 
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Here is the place to chat with friends on topics more senior related than retirement topics.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Thanks, Keeper!

I'm wondering if the non-retirement threads can be moved into this one, keeping their thread titles? That way anyone wanting just the retirement topics won't have to wade through all manner of others. Just a thought.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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I can't even see the link.

As for moving threads, how does one separate retirement issues from senior issues? Many threads I have read seem to be a bit of both.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I can't even see the link.

As for moving threads, how does one separate retirement issues from senior issues? Many threads I have read seem to be a bit of both.
Retirement is about retiring. Senior issues may be health, cute things grandkids say, death and dying, nursing home care, driving in old age, dealing with certain issues in old age. Retirees are all ages, from 35 or younger to 90 or older. The subjects on retirement, per se, are easy to identify.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Retirement is about retiring. Senior issues may be health, cute things grandkids say, death and dying, nursing home care, driving in old age, dealing with certain issues in old age. Retirees are all ages, from 35 or younger to 90 or older. The subjects on retirement, per se, are easy to identify.
yes... agreed.. senior issues like dealing with discrimination in the work place.. keeping active and staying healthy when a senior.. i know there is a health area but when a senior things are quite a bit different. I've posted in the health and fitness but most that post are half my age.. did read some interesting posts though...
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:29 AM
 
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Since we don't have a 'senior' forum we do allow some leeway for some topics. I am always open to your ideas and suggestions but please do so in a DM or Reported posts. I have moved the 'death' thread since it really was not senior specific. Our issues are different and I think we all want a place to discuss them with our peers.
Should I sell my home and move near my family?
What medicare plan is the best?
Is nursing home the answer?
What about SS


We won't always agree on every thread but I will listen to your concerns. If you feel I missed something then please let me know
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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Since we don't have a 'senior' forum we do allow some leeway for some topics. I am always open to your ideas and suggestions but please do so in a DM or Reported posts. I have moved the 'death' thread since it really was not senior specific. Our issues are different and I think we all want a place to discuss them with our peers.
Should I sell my home and move near my family?
What medicare plan is the best?
Is nursing home the answer?
What about SS


We won't always agree on every thread but I will listen to your concerns. If you feel I missed something then please let me know
Nah, you haven't. A forum should be a buffet for you to come in peruse and see if anything on the menu attracts your attention. It need not be a breakfast club for like people to meet and discuss on an ongoing basis. I am and have been a fan of the existing forum and pick and choose what on the menu interest me on that day.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Just read this on CNN:

Trapped man, 85, wrote goodbye note before rescue – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

SENIORS>this is an excellent case for ALWAYS carrying a charged cell phone when we leave the house, and preferably in our pocket where we can reach it in an emergency. Also a big bottle of water and some snacks that will not melt in the car...every time we go out. Ya never know what can happen on any given day!

(I also carry a first aid kit, blanket, scissors within the car)
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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Yeah.. I remember the lady who was trapped in her car for a week IIRC down in FL. Lucky for her it rained enough for her to get some water.

I know I sometime travel the back roads and you do have to think about the what ifs
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I also think about getting in an accident when the weather is freezing - a nice heavy blanket in the back seat isn't a bad idea.
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