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Old 01-31-2008, 06:10 PM   #21
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My 90 year old dad is one hot "babe magnet" as he still has an unrestricted driver's license, walks spritely without aid, dances, has great manners and is very much up to date on his wardrobe (no poly slacks for him!) And he has some $$ too.

He actually has several neighborhood ladies feuding over him...and I gotta tell ya, those senior girls really have no shame!! They're always bringing over food for him; calling him throughout the day; inviting him to the senior center and church to "show him off". He laughs about it -- wonders where all these "chicks" were when he was younger!
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We have a really nice, brand new, modern Senior Center only about 1-2 miles from where I live. My problem is that I have the "perception" that everyone going to a Senior Center is 15-20 years older than me and that I won't have much in common with them.

Am I off base with that?
I regularly ski with people 20-40 years older than me. One guy is 87 now, and doesn't fall very far behind. They're all interesting people, with way more experience than me. We've already found our thing in common since we're all out there skiing, but don't assume that you'll find a bunch of doddering old fogeys you won't have anything in common with. Can't hurt to try, right?
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Oh, so THAT's where Aunt Julia moved!! Hey, if you run into her, tell her to call home...I'm sure the number is in the purse that matches the hula shirt...or she can look in the glove box of the Caddy for the address book. (By the way, you'd know who she is because she's the one who drives all the time with her high beam lights on. Why? Cause she just can't remember to use the thingy on the steering wheel to switch to low beams. She keeps stomping around on the floorboards looking for the switch there!!)
I think I know her .Does she constantly drive in the left lane at 35 mph with her blinkers on ?
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This thread begs the question "Do SCs check ID cards to verify that one is indeed a senior?"

Don't want no whippersnappers slippin' in and getting all of those senior benefits do we?:confused:
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I'd join but I don't consider myself a senior yet . Seniors women wear polyester pants and flamingo shirts and orthopedic sandals and have their manicures in shades of light orange and their hair is set not wash and wear . They probably have purses to match their outfits and orange lipstick to match their manicures . They trade in their Lincoln every few years and sometimes switch to a caddy . They go out to eat at 4 not only for the early bird special but the two for one martinis. Their husbands are usually named Carl or Earl and they have white shoes and polyester pants also .They always drive because the little lady gets lost . Okay ,I think I've been in Florida too long .
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My problem is that I have the "perception" that everyone going to a Senior Center is 15-20 years older than me and that I won't have much in common with them.

Am I off base with that?
Not at all. That was my problem. I'm in my early 60s and when I went to my local SC everyone there looked 20 years older than me. Then I found out many were the same age and thought of me the same way, so I left.
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I think I know her .Does she constantly drive in the left lane at 35 mph with her blinkers on ?
You got it! Also slams on the brakes for no apparent reason!
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Now you guys got me all worked up, there is no where to go. I'm 53 yr old and our SC has a age min. of 65 yr old. I'm counting the days. They do sound like fun though. I have often thought one of those age restricted communities would be nice as well...........Shredder
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Okay, so inquiring minds still want to know: how old are people at the senior center? At 54, I'm still a little too young for it, I suppose?




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We have a really nice, brand new, modern Senior Center only about 1-2 miles from where I live. My problem is that I have the "perception" that everyone going to a Senior Center is 15-20 years older than me and that I won't have much in common with them.

Am I off base with that?

Yes. There are activities that appeal to certain age groups and some that appeal to all. Check it out, especially if you've relocated and just want to meet folks.
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I think I know her .Does she constantly drive in the left lane at 35 mph with her blinkers on ?

Thats what they said about sending Jon Glenn back into space at 60 something, "He'll be orbiting the earth with his left blinker on".
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Yes. There are activities that appeal to certain age groups and some that appeal to all. Check it out, especially if you've relocated and just want to meet folks.
Have you moved to CB full time? Where is the SC, I've never seen it? How many people come to things in the winter? Just curious as we're usually down there on PI every other weekend off season? What do you do to help out?
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Senior Center must be an American phenomenon because when i Google Senior Center for Montreal all i get is a list of nursing homes:confused:
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I'm can't imagine I'll ever be old enough to think of myself as a senior citizen.
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...until you're offered the discount
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...until you're offered the discount
Shoot, I take the discount all the time. Still don't think of myself as a senior citizen, just someone who's cheating the system.
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My 90 year old dad is one hot "babe magnet" as he still has an unrestricted driver's license, walks spritely without aid, dances, has great manners and is very much up to date on his wardrobe (no poly slacks for him!) And he has some $$ too.

He actually has several neighborhood ladies feuding over him...and I gotta tell ya, those senior girls really have no shame!! They're always bringing over food for him; calling him throughout the day; inviting him to the senior center and church to "show him off". He laughs about it -- wonders where all these "chicks" were when he was younger!
That is hilarious! My old dad, age 85, is a widower. He hasn't dated anyone in the eight years since my mom passed. But all of a sudden he's a hot property. He has two lady friends, both about the same age who are inviting him out and helping him fix up the house. He met them both at the senior center! A hotbed of romance apparently.

Next -- re-marriage? He claims he won't remarry but who knows? Man, I hope not. At 58, I'm too old to put up with a step-mother!!!!!
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I was in a drug store and an elderly man(turned out he was 90) came in and bought some peppermint candy. After he left the pharmacist said he had told him he was going to the senior center because, "women like that candy". I laughed and said I hope I was that motivated when I reached his age.
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I was in a drug store and an elderly man(turned out he was 90) came in and bought some peppermint candy. After he left the pharmacist said he had told him he was going to the senior center because, "women like that candy". I laughed and said I hope I was that motivated when I reached his age.
Yup, apparently this is one of the rules from the old guys handbook. Dad always carries a few mints or tootsie rolls in his pocket for the ladies. Says he doesn't give the tootsie rolls to the girls with dentures cause they're harder to chew...I was dying to ask how he knew who had dentures and who didn't, but decided that was probably too much info so I let it go.
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