Why do I feel that way? I certainly don’t mind taking advantage of senior rates at the movies and golf courses, and I have been a member of AARP for several years (did you know an AARP card gets you a free Dunkin’ Donut when you purchase a large coffee?). I guess it’s just that I don’t want to be reminded that I am fast approaching a “qualifying life event” unless it’s on my terms.
The other day I commented to my husband that there are mostly older people at the physical therapy location where I go for treatment on my back. He just looked at me, then answered with a “Well…?” (rising intonation). I guessed it was because I go during the day when most people are working. But one day I was excited to be the first appointment. I expected to see all the “young” people with sports related injuries squeezing in therapy before their day began. Wrong. In fact, I was the only patient there for about a half hour until the older crowd started arriving.
I complete the daily Jumble in the newspaper and enjoy jigsaw puzzles. Last week my daughter commented that she was glad those games were part of my daily routine as it will help keep my mind sharp. Really? What about the professional reading I still do, the twitter chats I engage in, the writing I try my hand at. There’s so much more to learn and do! Hopefully she will be able to keep up!