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Old 05-08-2015, 11:33 PM
Status: "Support the Mining Law of 1872" (set 18 days ago)
 
Location: Cody, WY
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There's an inactive senior community up the hill from my house. It's called the St. Francis Cemetery, and believe me they don't do much. (:
If all of the burials were old enough that the next generation or two were dead but they weren't old enough to excite historical interest it would be a pleasant and peaceful place to live. A crypt-like cottage built into a hillside that would later serve as a real crypt would be delightful.

I once had two dogs who loved to romp in a small country graveyard. They thought that the upright gravestones were superb.

If I had to live in a 55+ compound I'd pick one with a name such as Twilight Valley.
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:56 AM
 
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Yeah, I did, and I was doing my best to sound funny. Guess you didn't think it was.
Actually I thought it was very funny! My response (post 2) was supposed to be sarcastic too!
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:36 AM
 
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Seriously? Really? You have to ask permission? Heavens.
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA, USA
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I know someone who bought into a 55+ community, and he forgot to check around before he bought a house. He is decades younger than most of the inhabitants, and probably even younger than the "youthful," happy, golf-playing, drink guzzling "seniors" who are on the sales brochures....
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:03 AM
 
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[quote=tijlover;39531866]I haven't decided yet if I want to be in an active or inactive senior community!

I worry about joining one of the advertised active senior communities, and decide, at some point in time, perhaps after only living there a week or 2, that I've elected to be a lazy, inactive senior. What might be the repercussions? Could I be forced to move, being a bad influence on the active seniors?

How about the pressure in these communities? Is there a Neighborhood Watch?

"Hey you! I'm with Neighborhood Watch, and I've been watching you the past 2 weeks, sitting out on your patio, eating too many sacks of potato chips and cartons of ice cream, and you even dragged your TV outside! Haven't seen you walking about, jogging, swimming, playing tennis or coming to the community center for yoga sessions! You're in the wrong place! You should be evicted! Shame on you!"

And? If I select an inactive senior community, and suddenly change my mind and decide to be a more active senior in this community, will I undergo the same pressure, of a different kind?

"Hey you! I see you jogging by my house one more time, I'm going to sic my pit bull on you!"

Decisions, decisions!!![/quote


When I get ready to "really" retire, I am going to spend a year full time on a Carnival Cruise ship where everything is done for you....You can play with the young-uns or relax in a deck chair with the old-uns.....There are many "retired" people that are doing this right now..They worked a $$ deal with the Cruise ship line.......The beauty of the whole deal is that you can disembark and call it quits whenever the time pleases you.....
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Old 05-09-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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There's an inactive senior community up the hill from my house. It's called the St. Francis Cemetery, and believe me they don't do much. (:

Tried to rep you again for your ROTHLMAO comment but I guess I already gave you too many already!! Good One, I almost spit my morning coffee across the room!!!
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:44 AM
 
Location: California
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Good one! And you are right the HOA does monitor the activity level of residents. Beware!
The HOA monitors your activity, bank balance, and if you are fortunate....checks to see if you still have a pulse.
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:52 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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"Hey you! I'm with Neighborhood Watch, and I've been watching you the past 2 weeks, sitting out on your patio, eating too many sacks of potato chips and cartons of ice cream, and you even dragged your TV outside! Haven't seen you walking about, jogging, swimming, playing tennis or coming to the community center for yoga sessions! You're in the wrong place! You should be evicted! Shame on you!"
My answer ....
"All that hot air spewing out of your mouth is causing global warming. You should be evicted!"

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Old 05-09-2015, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I created this post as both comic and serious! My concern is the suspected pressure from the residents in a community advertised as active. I've seen the advertisements, and haven't seen one yet, with someone with a cigarette dangling from their lips, and I have no intention yet of giving up my occasional smokes during my retirement years. I can just see myself, sitting on my front door porch, smoking a cigar, a couple walking by, and giving me the looks that could kill, or a lecture!

And all those amenities come at a price, through higher HOA fees, and I have to ask myself, how many of those amenities am I going to use? Right now, I live in a townhouse complex, with 2 pools, and I never use them! Partly due to a germ phobia of sharing a pool with so many other people! For all I know, someone who hasn't bathed in a week, jumped into that pool, or urinated in it!

But I did expect more imaginative comic responses to my post, like surveillance cameras to monitor how active or inactive the members are in active communities.
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Old 05-10-2015, 02:37 PM
 
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I created this post as both comic and serious! My concern is the suspected pressure from the residents in a community advertised as active. I've seen the advertisements, and haven't seen one yet, with someone with a cigarette dangling from their lips, and I have no intention yet of giving up my occasional smokes during my retirement years. I can just see myself, sitting on my front door porch, smoking a cigar, a couple walking by, and giving me the looks that could kill, or a lecture!

And all those amenities come at a price, through higher HOA fees, and I have to ask myself, how many of those amenities am I going to use? Right now, I live in a townhouse complex, with 2 pools, and I never use them! Partly due to a germ phobia of sharing a pool with so many other people! For all I know, someone who hasn't bathed in a week, jumped into that pool, or urinated in it!

But I did expect more imaginative comic responses to my post, like surveillance cameras to monitor how active or inactive the members are in active communities.
Some have germ phobias, some have cigar smoke phobias.
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