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You haven't gotten a letter from AARP, YET?
When we started our Boomers International
site in 1995 at Prodigy and AOL, we were
in our late 40's ..... Well, as years passed
on and then suddenly, now, in this vines riping
year of 2002, many of us either
hitted 50 or, getting to or is getting smack
right in the middle of 50's!
Dear friend, we are finally getting to
the age where we are called SENIORS!!
No, Boomers are not Seniors!
Dont get confused!! LOL
Seniors? Seniors? Oh, well, the Seniors
Citizen Discount program is quite handy
thank you but, BUT WE ARE NOT SENIORS
in those senses. (rocking chairs, gray
hair, depends, walking canes...etc)
ARE YOU A SENIOR???? ... I know some of
Seniors online that don't fit some of
the seniors that people have in mind..
As a matter of fact, I call them 'SASSY
SENIORS' LOL!! (*See below)
What do you mean them, WE ARE THEM!!
WHO is a senior citizen? WHAT is one?
A senior citizen is one who was here
before the Pill and the population
explosion. We were here before TV,
penicillin, polio shots, open-heart
surgery and hair transplants. Before
frozen food, nylon, Dacron, Xerox,
radar, fluorescent lights, credit cards,
ball-point pens and Frisbees.
For us, time-sharing meant togetherness,
not computers or condos. Co-eds never
wore slacks. We were before panty
hose and drip-dry clothes, before ice
makers and dishwashers, clothes dryers,
freezers and electric blankets. Before
awaii and Alaska became states.
Before men wore long hair and earrings
and women wore tuxedos.
We were before Leonard Bernstein and
Ann Landers, plastic, the 40-hour week
and minimum wages. We got married first
and then lived together. How quaint!
Closets were for clothes, not for coming
out of. Girls wore Peter Pan collars
and thought cleavage was what butchers
We were before vitamins, disposable
diapers, Jeeps, pizza, face lifts,
Cheerios, instant coffee, decaffeinated
anything and McDonald's. We thought
fast food was what you ate during Lent.
We were before Boy George and Chiquita
Banana. Before FM radios, tape
recorders, electric typewriters, boom
boxes, word processors, electronic music
and disco dancing.
In our day, cigarette smoking was
fashionable; grass was for mowing.
Coke was a refreshing drink, and
pot was something you cooked in. If
we had been asked to explain CIA,
NATO, UFO, VCR, GNP, MBA, BMW, HMO,
SDI, NFL, JFK and MS; we'd have said
We are today's senior citizens, a hardy
bunch when you think of how our world
has changed and the adjustments we have
had to make. I'm pretty proud of us.
AARP Chapter 2889, Elmhurst (Queens), NY
90th Birthday Whirls.
WOW!!! Hard to imagine
One evening a grandson was talking to
his grandmother about current events.
The grandson asked his
grandmother what she thought about
the shootings at schools, the
computer age, and just things in
The Grandma replied, "Well,
let me think a minute, I
was born, before television,
penicillin, polio shots,
frozen foods, Xerox, contact
lenses, Frisbees and the
pill. There was no radar,
credit cards, laser beams or
Man had not invented pantyhose,
dishwashers, clothes dryers,
and the clothes were hung
out to dry in the
fresh air and man hadn't yet walked
on the moon.
Your Grandfather and
I got married first-and then
lived together. Every family
had a father and a
mother. Until I was 25,
I called every man older than
I, 'Sir'- and after I turned 25,
I still called
policemen and every man with
a title, "Sir.' We were
before gay-rights, computer-dating,
daycare centers, and group therapy.
Our lives were
governed by the Ten Commandments,
good judgment, and
common sense. We were taught to
know the difference
between right and wrong and to
stand up and take! r!
esponsibility for our actions
Serving your country was
a privilege ; living in this
country was a bigger
privilege. We thought fast
food was what people ate
during Lent. Having a
meaningful relationship meant
getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were
people who closed their front
doors when the evening
Time-sharing meant time the family
spent together in the
evenings and weekends-not
We never heard of FM radios,
tape decks, CDs, electric
typewriters, yogurt, or
guys wearing earrings. We
listened to the Big Bands,
Jack Benny, and the
on our radios. And I don't
ever remember any kid blowing
his brains out listening
to Tommy Dorsey.
If you saw anything with
'Made in Japan' on it, it was
junk. The term 'making out'
referred to how you did on
your school exam.
Pizza Hut, McDonald's, and
instant coffee were unheard
of. We had 5 &
10-cent stores where you
could actually buy things for
5 and 10 cents. Ice-cream
cones, phone calls, rides on
a streetcar, and a Pepsi
were all a nickel.
And if you didn't want to
splurge, you could spend your
nickel on enough stamps to
mail 1 letter and 2
You could buy a new
Chevy Coupe for $600
but who could
afford one? Too bad,
because gas was 11 cents a
In my day, "grass" was
mowed, "coke" was a cold drink,
"pot" was something your
mother cooked in, and "rock
music" was your
grandmother's lullaby. "
"Aids" were helpers in
the Principal's office, "chip"
meant a piece of wood,
"hardware" was found in a
hardware store, and
"software" wasn't even a word.
And we were the last
generation to actually believe
that a lady needed a
husband to have a baby. No wonder
people call us "old and
confused" and say there is a
And how old do you think
this grandmother is?
Read on to see --
pretty scary if you think about it
and pretty sad at the same time.
This Woman would be
only 58 years old!
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Never Too Old
Gail's column and web site
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Seniors Scams & Frauds
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The older population--persons 65 years or older--numbered 39.6 million in 2009
(the latest year for which data is available).
They represented 12.9% of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans.
By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000.
People 65+ represented 12.4% of the population in the year 2000 but are expected to grow
to be 19% of the population by 2030. The information in this section of the AoA
website brings together a wide variety of statistical information about this growing population.
Featured Links & Resources:
Registry of U.S. Nursing Homes
Survey Ratings, Complaint Information
and Report of Repeat Violations
The Registry lists 16,000 homes by state.
National Nursing Home Watch List
Nursing homes with recent survey violations or
for "actual harm" or immediate jeopardy."
Dr. Demko's Site
US Government Seniors Info
Go 60 Seniors News
Care For Care-Giver
Senior Journal / Elder Care
A not-for-profit organization with 25 years of
experience providing high-quality,
affordable, educational adventures for
adults who are 55 and older.
The Elderhostel Institute Network (EIN)
A voluntary association of over 260 independent
Institutes for Learning
in Retirement (ILRs) across the
United States, Canada and Bermuda.
Long THE source for affordable senior
citizen learning vacations,
Elderhostel has, in the past few years,
branched out to include programs for oldsters and
youngsters who wish to vacation together.
Senior Summer School
Offers adventurous senior citizens
an affordable opportunity to enhance
their summer through
education, leisure, and discovery,
at campus locations
across the U.S. and Canada.
Seniors will enjoy Dorothy Lynch
informative and inspiring
guide to becoming a writer in later life.
provides adults 50+ access to and
education about computer technology
and the Internet
to enhance their lives and
enable them to share their
knowledge and wisdom.
Denali Foundation Alaska
Elderhostel Programs provide an
opportunity to see, study
and experience the wildlife and
natural history of the
Denali Bioregion while learning
from local Alaskan
photographers and artists.
U.S. Department of Education
Growing Old in America:
Learning English Literacy.
Lifetime Education and Rewal Network
LEARN is a national community of professionals
promote educational opportunities for
today's older adults.
Aging & Seniors Info
I Don't Feel 50
UK Seniors Newsletter
More Resources :
Listed below are key resources
that can start your search
for supportive information and materials.
American Association of Retired Persons
AARP offers publications on caregiving,
support groups, home health care, housing,
assisted living devices
and links to other resources.
Provides support and assistance
to afflicted patients
and their families,
and helps fund research for
cure and treatment.
Nationwide directory assistance
service designed for
resources for aging Americans.
The specialist asks the caller
for a brief description of the
problem and for the county and /
or city of the locale of interest.
Family Caregiver Alliance
Web site: http://www.caregiver.org
FCA is a non-profit organization
that assists family caregivers
of adults suffering from memory
loss as a result of a chronic or
progressive brain disorder.
The web site includes
useful material for any caregiver,
including individual fact sheets.
National Family Caregivers Association
Web site: http://www.nfcacares.org
NFCA is a national non-profit
Members can receive services, support, .
products and publications
Adult day services
National Adult Day Services
Adult day services are
programs designed to meet the needs of
functionally and/or cognitively impaired
adults through an individual plan of care.
Celebrate National Adult
Day Services Week
September 15 - 21
NADSAs First Annual Conference
"Shaping Today for a Greater Tomorrow"
Jan. 31-Feb. 1,2003
Seniors want the restaurant industry to meet
their needs better
By JOHN COTTER
The Canadian Press
President's Radio Address about Medicare
Seniors Want Great Service Too
by Lynette Hawkins
Seniors Housing Symposium
Focuses on Boomers’ Impact on Housing
May 16, 2002 - More than 450 builders, developers,
architects, marketers, sales professionals
and others who serve the 50+ market attended the
Seniors Housing Symposium,
"Building for Boomers and Beyond,"
held recently in Orlando, Fla.
The Symposium was co-sponsored by the
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Seniors Housing Council and the
NAHB Research Center.
Live Well, Live Long:
Steps to Better Health.
To see the latest on Health Promotion
for Older Adults
provided by the American Society on Aging and the
Centers for Disease Control
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