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At what age does one officially become a senior citizen?

mk, Smartass Oracle 2008/12/26 17:30:52
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  • Bear 2008/12/28 18:05:44
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    Bear
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    It depends on where you're at. For example different restaurants can have different policies. The first senior discount I ever got was at a McDonald's in Naples, Florida when I was 50. But with a senior discount you may also get less food. I've ordered the same meal from both menus at the same Denny's and got less food when ordering from the senior menu, which is still a good deal. Because we eat less food we're not paying for half a plate of food that we're not going to be able to eat. I don't remember what the age requirement was to order from the senior menu at Denny's but I know I cheated and no one asked me for my ID.

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  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2009/09/07 12:53:21
    None of the above
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +1
    Any age you begin to feel like one. I don't yet
  • Marky-Mark 2008/12/30 21:28:56
    65
    Marky-Mark
    +1
    ...when you qualify for Medicare.
  • Liza 2008/12/29 21:53:10
    50
    Liza
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    In wisconsin the age is 50.
  • mk, Sma... Liza 2008/12/30 22:43:42
  • fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust" 2008/12/29 14:57:09
    None of the above
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
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    When you no longer snicker at the word "booger"
  • mk, Sma... fuzzy K... 2008/12/29 15:02:08
  • fuzzy K... mk, Sma... 2008/12/29 17:33:24
  • mk, Sma... fuzzy K... 2008/12/30 22:44:10
  • Arleen 2008/12/29 03:46:36
    65
    Arleen
    +2
    I think..
    however I believe age is relative..you need the right attitude and mindset.
    Stay fit and healthy, keep dancing, singing and laughing and live in the present..
  • mk, Sma... Arleen 2008/12/29 13:15:01
  • Bear 2008/12/28 18:05:44
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    Bear
    +3
    It depends on where you're at. For example different restaurants can have different policies. The first senior discount I ever got was at a McDonald's in Naples, Florida when I was 50. But with a senior discount you may also get less food. I've ordered the same meal from both menus at the same Denny's and got less food when ordering from the senior menu, which is still a good deal. Because we eat less food we're not paying for half a plate of food that we're not going to be able to eat. I don't remember what the age requirement was to order from the senior menu at Denny's but I know I cheated and no one asked me for my ID.
  • mk, Sma... Bear 2008/12/29 13:15:48
  • JColliu 2008/12/27 14:15:40
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    JColliu
    +3
    It differs with many organizations.....AARP it's 50.......Restaurants it's 55....there's no telling anymore!
  • mk, Sma... JColliu 2008/12/28 15:29:10
  • JColliu mk, Sma... 2008/12/28 16:34:24
    JColliu
    +2
    Yes, here in Florida they give "senior citizen's discounts".
  • mk, Sma... JColliu 2008/12/28 16:37:41
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2008/12/27 04:50:56
    65
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    +2
    Or older. My mother has eight brothers and sisters aged 80-96 who are still alive and well. My husband says my family has no off switch!
  • mk, Sma... Gracie ... 2008/12/28 15:30:17
  • Mary 2008/12/27 02:19:34
    55
    Mary
    +1
    It's 55 at Fantastic Sam's to get discount on haircuts. Does that count? lol
  • mk, Sma... Mary 2008/12/28 15:30:53
  • Flirty 2008/12/26 22:45:10
    50
    Flirty
    +1
    It has to be 50. I know it has to be 50 because I have less than a year to go and I'm feelin' pretty darned old!!!!!!
  • mk, Sma... Flirty 2008/12/27 01:02:43
  • Bring it ~STS~Freewill Dirt... 2008/12/26 22:32:30
    Undecided
    Bring it ~STS~Freewill Dirty Pheonix
    +3
    I am only 43 and there sending me them damn AARP enrollment cards! lmao
  • Flirty Bring i... 2008/12/26 22:46:24
    Flirty
    +2
    Well..... You ain't no young chicken, ya know!
    young chicken ya
  • Bring i... Flirty 2008/12/26 22:47:59
    Bring it ~STS~Freewill Dirty Pheonix
    +2
    Ohhhhhh that hurt! hehe
  • mk, Sma... Bring i... 2008/12/27 01:04:07
  • mk, Sma... Flirty 2008/12/27 01:03:36
  • mk, Sma... Bring i... 2008/12/27 01:03:02
  • Bring i... mk, Sma... 2008/12/27 01:05:17
    Bring it ~STS~Freewill Dirty Pheonix
    +1
    Can I join? lol
  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2008/12/26 22:24:54
    Undecided
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +2
    The government keeps changing the rules so who knows???? Love n Peace Barefoot :) undecided government changing rules love peace barefoot
  • mk, Sma... Barefoo... 2008/12/27 01:04:53
  • Mollydolly 2008/12/26 21:50:22
    Undecided
    Mollydolly
    +2
    Depends on the criteria. SSI? medicare I think it's 62 or 65. ARRP is 50. To me todays 70 is yesterdays 50.

    I turn 60 next year and it seems impossible. And yet I have my mother's skin. and bad back but thank god not her brain.
  • mk, Sma... Mollydolly 2008/12/27 01:06:03
  • Mollydolly mk, Sma... 2008/12/27 04:46:22
    Mollydolly
    +1
    I actually know that. Having an AARP card is good.
  • mk, Sma... Mollydolly 2008/12/28 15:31:34
  • Mollydolly mk, Sma... 2008/12/29 03:19:32
    Mollydolly
    oh wow you're OLD.
  • Arky in Y'shua 2008/12/26 20:55:34 (edited)
    None of the above
    Arky in Y'shua
    +1
    The answer to that question is a definite variable, co-determined by the person in question, the immediate family, the government, and the AARP.

    Retirement, for the longest time, has been a cultural construct of wealthy societies. Those persons who were not so prosperous as to amass savings to help when ability to labor was waning usually "retired" in disability, cared for by extended family. Therefore, the physical ability of the individual, and the fiscal ability of the extended family actually determined the threshold of senior citizendship.

    The government program which is considered to have the most official weight is Social Security Retirement Supplimental Income. At its inception, it was designed to give aid to the working man in those final two to three years before the statistical age of death, but, more expressly to his widow, who had traditionally been a home maker all her life and would naturally need help when her husband died.

    Then, the American Association of Retired Persons set themselves up to be the unelected representatives of all in their years when graying hair and baldness became notable. Since it is only by pretense that they represent the aging, they are constantly seeking to increase their structure through the dues of membership, and are quite will...""

    The answer to that question is a definite variable, co-determined by the person in question, the immediate family, the government, and the AARP.

    Retirement, for the longest time, has been a cultural construct of wealthy societies. Those persons who were not so prosperous as to amass savings to help when ability to labor was waning usually "retired" in disability, cared for by extended family. Therefore, the physical ability of the individual, and the fiscal ability of the extended family actually determined the threshold of senior citizendship.

    The government program which is considered to have the most official weight is Social Security Retirement Supplimental Income. At its inception, it was designed to give aid to the working man in those final two to three years before the statistical age of death, but, more expressly to his widow, who had traditionally been a home maker all her life and would naturally need help when her husband died.

    Then, the American Association of Retired Persons set themselves up to be the unelected representatives of all in their years when graying hair and baldness became notable. Since it is only by pretense that they represent the aging, they are constantly seeking to increase their structure through the dues of membership, and are quite willing, if not anxious, to lowier the age designated as the lower limit of "Senior Citizenship."

    As my life has gone, I do not know of any time I will be able to retire in less than two hundred years.
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  • mk, Sma... Arky in... 2008/12/27 01:06:56
  • Arky in... mk, Sma... 2008/12/27 02:00:02
    Arky in Y'shua
    +1
    Well, AARP starts sending out membership solicitations at the big five-oh, and some discounts begin there, but the majority don't start until sixty-two, and now that they've kicked the full-benefit age back to sixty-seven ... ... ... well, just say they cheated both of us when they did that.

    Gotta say, though, any ole coot that likes oriental women and parrots can't be all bad.
  • mk, Sma... Arky in... 2008/12/28 15:32:00

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