Thursday, May 31, 2012

Huh? When did that happen?

I know I'm not a twenty-something or even a thirty-something anymore. But I'm still trying to figure out how I got to be a senior citizen when middle-age is still ten years away?

What? It's not? How did that happen? WHEN did that happen? Why was I the last to know?
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We got our mail forwarded the other day and I'm, gulp, now qualified for MEDICARE!!! Tell me it's not true.

I know I have the gray hair (I prefer to call it chrome in honor of my motorcycle love), I know my memory isn't the best and my energy level lower than it used to be.....but MEDICARE? Did they lower the age limit? They must have.

I surely can't be THAT old...can I?  [That was a rhetorical question, just in case you missed the sarcasm.]


11 comments:

  1. Well, hey, at least you've qualified for it while it's still around . . . ;)

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  2. Listen babe - I qualified for my bus pass years ago and I still refuse to think of myself as old OR a Senior citizen FFS!Late middle-aged, maybe.
    Retired, yes, pensioner, yes, hair more grey than brown, yes, but old? Not on your nelly!

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  3. i've been wondering the same thing--almost there!

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  4. I ASPIRE to the carefree health insurance of Medicare! Congratulations!

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  5. LOL, I think I'm 3 years away from free coffee at Denny's! Age is a sneaky little....

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  6. This awakening seems to be sneaking up on a lot of us baby boomers this year. Maybe being identified as a baby group helped us maintain the illusion so long?

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  7. So ... Did you qualify before 65? Asking because we don't have health insurance and hubby (62 this year) has some health issues that make that scary! If he qualifies for Medicare it would be a huge blessing!

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  8. Beth, I'll be 65 in September and that's when it starts. For those who are disabled, they can apply for Medicaid.

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  9. No one is old until they hit 85-95 and just sit around doing nothing with their day (because if they hit that age and still do something with themselves, they're young). I look at Medicare and other 'senior citizen' things as new perks you get for turning a certain age. ;)

    I think you're awesome and good things get better with age :D

    Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

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  10. I insist that "senior" is a state of mind. The problem isn't that we're getting older, it's just that AARP and the government are targeting younger audiences. Fortunately I can't remember what the age limit was for medicare a few years ago... but I'm sure it had to be higher than it is now. :-)

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  11. Well, I'm not thrilled to be 62. (Obviously that pic of me was taken more than a year or two ago.) But the upside is I'm retired. No more job! More time for all the people and activities I love!

    Kela McClelland is right. I would add that 40-year-olds who sit around doing nothing with their day are old.

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