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Old 01-24-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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See if you can get him to the doctor for a checkup. There may be a medical reason he's getting so tired. He could have anemia or developed thyroid problems. Both are common for folks over 60 and cause you to get worn out easier.
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Well I guess I will let him be, I just want him to ease off trying to do any heavy lifting or physically demanding work. He already has some back problems along with diabetes so I guess that's why I worry. But you're right, he's a grown man and I guess it isn't my business although I would like him to go for a physical just to see what shape the doctors say he's in.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:28 PM
 
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good choice, isn't 60 the new 50 anyway.
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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He's getting into his 60's

I know that you might think that someone who is "getting into his sixties" (which means that he is still in his 50's lol) is OLD, but trust me, it is not. He probably is a baby boomer who still considers himself in the prime of his life. He is not that old . He's the same age as Kevin Costner !
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:27 PM
 
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Fact: The average person dies within six months of their retirement.

Do you have any documentation for this scary statistic?!?!?
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:31 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Fact: The average person dies within six months of their retirement.

Do you have any documentation for this scary statistic?!?!?
There's no truth to that. What does happen is if people retire and are not able to have something to do and live for, then they tend to die off. People who have interests and stay engaged in something - anything - that keeps them active and doing things live to all kinds of ages.
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:50 PM
 
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And, that will be you and me, right tesaje ?!?
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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And, that will be you and me, right tesaje ?!?
You betcha!

I've never had trouble entertaining myself so I think I'll do fine in retirement.
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:47 AM
 
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Let him do what makes him happy, unless you can get him to extend his 3 months in AZ. Unless he can find another hobby, less strenuous, work is his hobby.
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Old 03-15-2009, 04:59 AM
 
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I turn 74 this spring. I tried to retire at 70, but found it depressing. I had plenty pf money so bought a fifth wheel trailer and large dieel truck to travel. After three months I found fighting interstate traffic and wasting my days in nice campgrounds was not for me.

I did meet nice people on the road. Several former professionals were spending their days working, either in exchange for free campground space or working for peanuts in resort towns, selling trinkets and tee shirts or cooking or waiting tables at greasy spoons.

I finally found a company where the owner/president was in his 80s> He wasn't biased against seniors, so I found myself working in my field again in Florida. Nice life.

I believe children should leave their older parents alone. Just encourage them to do whatever makes them happy. Retirement can make one feel worthless and that can lead to premature death.
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