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Ever notice that businesses call anyone 55 and over senior citizens today?

posted 9/8/2008 6:50:13 AM |
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  StraddleMyNose

Has anyone noticed that in todays society more and more businesses tend to offer senior discounts to anyone 55 years and older? I saw coupons that had been mailed out to everyone in my area from Ponderosa offering these senior discounts. Used to it was what, 65 and over? People are living longer today with about the average age of 78 for both sexes (but women still have the slight edge with the numbers on the percentage), so why lower the age all the way down to 55? 55 really isn't that old, and I sure don't see it being a senior citizen. I have also noticed that AARP sends out all kinds of mail to anyone over 50 today.

My question to all of you is, what earliest age do you consider someone being a senior citizen?

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NightOfOld

Sep 8 @ 7:40AM  

35

Once you reach the age of 55 you'll be glad to get those discounts.
ans you'll take full advantage of them I'm sure.
StraddleMyNose

Sep 8 @ 7:46AM  
Once you reach the age of 55 you'll be glad to get those discounts.
ans you'll take full advantage of them I'm sure

Yeah, that's what I hear, and my own mom has stated that same thing.
soft_touch938

Sep 8 @ 8:20AM  
I don't know why AARP sends stuff to those who are 50 other than some lucky people are retired at that age...such as General Motors where they can retire after 30 yrs.

Some places are 60, others 62 and still others 65. Funny thing is....every single time they tell me I got the senior citizen discount, it surprises me...I forget that I am...
girlcountry

Sep 8 @ 8:48AM  
I been getting stuff from AARP for about 2 years now....and I haven't hit 50...yet!!
What's up with that???
Wordsofwit

Sep 8 @ 12:11PM  
Interesting. Yes, it used to be assumed that a senior was 65. I would say 62 because that is when you can file for social security. But it is a moving target. BTW, Shawn, it should be pointed out that you are somebody's grandfather.
Wordsofwit

Sep 8 @ 1:17PM  
I have also noticed that AARP sends out all kinds of mail to anyone over 50 today.

It only costs $12.50 a year to join AARP and I don't see how they remain solvent. The printing and postage for the stuff that they send me has got to exceed that as I get stuff from them weekly, some times three times a week. No, I am not a member.
Sunshine79

Sep 8 @ 5:33PM  
60 I like round even numbers
lunanegra

Sep 8 @ 6:20PM  
My mom and dad are approaching that number pretty soon.I don't want to think of them as "senior citizens",not in my mind...it makes me a sad Luna.
geena

Sep 8 @ 6:42PM  
back home it's 65, they are seniors that age.
sugarnspice005

Sep 8 @ 7:54PM  
55 really isn't that old,

Yeah, I say that now too. But when I was 18...35 seemed old!

Earliest age I would consider senior citizen? hmmmm....about 65 to 67.

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Ever notice that businesses call anyone 55 and over senior citizens today?