ANTOINETTE’S EXPRESS BLOG (It’s short and sweet): Seniors Day – at a residence or not, with a job or not, dating or needing resources, I am celebrating for every senior, so should you!*

Vol. 3, No42, Thursday, January 31st, 2013

TITLE: “ANTOINETTE’S EXPRESS BLOG (It’s short and sweet): Seniors Day – at a residence or not, with a job or not, dating or needing resources, I am celebrating for every senior, so should you!*”

INTRODUCTION

This past week, I picked up a supermarket flyer; and it shouted that they were having special prices for SENIORS DAY on January 31st, 2013. I didn’t realize that it was now – I wanted to do a piece on this special day for these very special people.

So I quickly did a search, but I discovered that in Canada, we had a National Seniors Day, but it was on October 1st. I also found that in the USA, it is to recognize university students on a sport team graduating in the current year. I laughed. I said what the heck, I would hold my very own seniors day – I’ll call it ANTOINETTE’S SENIORS DAY. (Editor’s Note: This is another in the continuing series on seniors. We are introducing an abbreviated blog format. Hope you like it!)

ANTOINETTE’S LIFE & TIMES*

I would think that no one wants to be considered a senior. However, a woman, 55, in my office, would take advantage of the “Senior Discount” and brag about it.  It never occurred to me to do so. 

Oh , by the way, a friend tells a story about a certain workaholic type professional, who regularly went to the gym. One morning, he arrived in a down mood. When asked, “What’s wrong?”, he explained that the evening before he had a bad experience. He said it happened when he took the subway home. With all seats taken in the car, there was a twenty something young woman. Seeing this older gentleman, she immediately got up and gave him her seat. In his view, it was for him to give way to a lady, not the reverse. He then realized that people saw him as being elderly. That was a horrible shock!

QUESTION OF THE DAY*

My question of the day is: “At what age is someone considered a senior? I think that in this day and age, a person tends to live longer and work longer.  The age span in western countries, is much higher than it used to be.  Therefore what was ‘old’ a century ago is not necessarily ‘old’ today.  With the advancements in the medical field, people are living longer and healthier.  Also, people are better educated in what’s healthy for us and what causes bad health.  We’re on a “eat-healthy, keep-fit” faze.  I also think that genes have a lot to do with it of course. 

CONCLUSION

We weren’t born yesterday. But that should not mean that we no longer have dreams, hope, joy and quality of life.

Personal Comments

I say:

  • That Gerontologists now like to classify old age into three periods:
    • At 65 to 75, a person is considered ‘young old’;
    • From 75 to 85, one is called the ‘old’; and
    • From 85 to 95, a person is referred to as ‘old old’.
  • That the division of old age into three periods highlights the reality that old age can conceivably extend for thirty years, from age 65 to 895.  Over that is a million dollar bonus.
  • That younger individuals often look upon retirement as a homogenous age period;  that is, everyone over the age of 65 is about the same.  This is inaccurate.
  • That over this potential 30-year plus span, the wants and needs of the older individual will change. As an example, their housing needs will change.

The Point

Age is only a number. We all need to keep that in perspective.

As far as I’m concerned, every day is a day for seniors, in celebration of them as people, for who they are, for the life which they are living, for the contribution having been made to their country, province or state, community and especially to their loved ones. Bravo.

PARTING LINE OR TWO TO REMEMBER*

Think young – you’re as young as you think!

ALP
“Books are life; and they make life better!*”

PREVIEW (tentatively scheduled for February 4th 2013): Feb. 14th is just around the corner. Of course, it’s Valentine`s Day; it’s also the lesser known S.A.D. day (Single Awareness Day). I was not aware of it– I presume that many of you out there in Internetland also don’t know much about it. I looked into it. Let me tell you what I have discovered. I also will share my thoughts on “singleness”. And by the way, S.A.D. is not contagious. (Editor’s Note: This is another in the continuing series on dating, relationships and marriage.)

P.S. Wowee …Wowee Shop Valente is finally open; and my new line of Antoinerte La Posta* brand of clothing is now available. There is still much more to come to the Save and Read* web site. Watch for it!

 P.P.S. #1 I have a TWITTER page. Consider becoming a follower? Visit www.twitter.com –   saveandread
P.P.S. #2 I also have a FACEBOOK page. Consider becoming a friend? Visit: www.facebook.com – Alp Save Andread – please check it out.
P.P.S. #3 I am on Linkedin. Consider becoming a connection? Visit  www.linkedin.com – Antoinette La Posta

CREDITS

-Web Tech:  richmediasound.com

The above is a new media production of Valente under its “United Author*” program.
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NEED SOMETHING FURTHER? TRY SAVE AND READ* (S&R*) .

TWO – “IT WORDS FOR ME!*” Senior day or senior night” Old age”;

Senior day or senior night (depending on the time the game is held) is a term used in college sports, most notably football and basketball, to describe the team’s last home game of the season. At some point before or after the game or at halftime, a ceremony is held bidding the team’s seniors farewell, as it is their last game in front of their home fans. (Source: Wikipedia the free encyclopedia)-  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senior_day)

Old age consists of ages nearing or surpassing the average life span of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. (Source: Wikipedia the free encyclopedia)-  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_age)

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