I turned 65 yesterday, so I am now considered elderly.
I have found that my heating pad and my back scratcher are very helpful. I look forward to finding more help for my quickly aging body. And cutting out most news is good for my zen. I hope everyone finds something that makes life easier and happier.
diet and exercise.
Always better late than never.
Doing low carb. You are an inspiration, thank you.
My grandma and her sisters were so much fun. And I do like tequilla.
José Cuervo es mi amigo tambien.
A shot of tequila, no worm, please, or a margarita lightly salted helps me adjust my attitude and relax those aching muscles. L-5 has given me trouble since I was t-boned by a drunk driver back in the last millennium. Oy.
I have a prescription from my Auntie Kay, of blessed memory, for one adult beverage a day. Hers was another generation, and I dont usually use that Rx everyday.😉
Her doctor really did prescribe her favorite adult beverage, a Manhattan, to be taken each evening to relieve stress. Every night when Uncle Leroy got home from the Post Office, and instead of rushing right to the dinner table, they would sit down together, have their Manhattan, chat about their day and the news. Uncle Leroy would unwind from his day and Auntie Kay would relax, too. They created their own Shalom bayit, Peace in their home. Crazy in love until they breathed their last breaths. They built that.
After Uncle Leroy died, my sweet dad would call his sister Kay every evening and chat for at least an hour. She had her Manhattan, dad had his Seagrams 7, every evening until Auntie Kay died, years and years later. They grew closer than theyd ever been before. It was beautiful to see. As an aside, my daughter and the son of my heart she brought to our family (thank you Sharon) were married on the 70-somethingth anniversary of Auntie Kay and Uncle Leroys wedding.
When 3 of 4 grandparents were alcoholics, in the jargon of those days, I grew up knowing chances were high that I could be susceptible to abusing alcohol. I accepted that it was up to me to drink responsibly, to deny the demon of addiction with my strength and my will, with my intention, with my might. I wrestled with that demon some in my 20s but came through it okay long since.
I have a glass of wine on Friday nights in observance of the Sabbath, and tequila or rum maybe once a week on average. For medicinal or ritual purposes, eh?
My aching back also responds favorably to my physical therapy workout, stretching with yoga, heating pad, ice pack, long soak with some Epsom salts, biofreeze professional strength roll on, massage, ibuprofen, using my good old TENS unit, for what thats worth. I recently found a well-balanced hemp derived gummy that eases aches and pains with only pleasant side effects. That farm bill was/is a real blessing for me.
Oh, rambling on again.
Resting comfortably in no apparent distress. Hope all yall are, too.
Im going to be 62 in a couple of weeks and Im starting to look into the different options.
Im going to be 62 but am beginning to research options. Best not to wait until the last minute.
and had my husband call a friend of his in the insurance biz. Went with Medicare and medigap and. Drug coverage. The amount of material I got was crazy and made my head hurt. Not a bad idea to peruse info, lots of good info on line from medicare.
I'm proud of it and I earned it."
I'm not young. I full geriatric and I earned it."
You aint seen nothin yet!
Happy Birthday! You have your whole life ahead of you 👋
a guy from Manhattan that I dated. I was 32.
On his birthday he flopped on his bed, saying "getting old is hell!"
He was 51.
Seems to change with the weather.
Cutting down on work you have to do for money, if you are able to do that, definitely makes life easier and happier.
and I am now coaching my husband in the hopes we get a few years left.
Ill be 65 in a couple of months, too, so were in the same boat.
When we were born, the U.S. flag had only 48 stars.
That there are things out there that are older than you.
I turned 40 last month and was told OK Boomer. I thought I was a lazy entitled millennial but OK
after Covid, she has had difficulty with strength. So it's the chiropractor and an acupuncturist in Florida that I see when I'm visiting family. See takes medicare and is from my area here.
When a veteran Washington journalist moved to Kansas, he met a new neighbor who was more than a century old. Little did he know that he was beginning a long friendshipand a profound lesson in the meaning of life. Charlie White was no ordinary neighbor. Born before radio, Charlie lived long enough to use a smartphone.
May this next new circle around the sun be filled with love and laughter, good health and good times, and sweet Shalom, Peace be with you.
Keep moving. Thats my best advice. And stay hydrated.
I have found that I can do most anything I want to but it may take longer than it used to.
Recovery takes longer, too. I take 2 sessions to do the mowing anymore. My step-counter tells me its 3.5 miles to complete the task, walking behind the mower. Lots of water for hydration during and epsom salt soak after.
Im closer to 70 than you are. After I turned 60 and was telling my mom I felt so old, shed roll her eyes and tell me, Child, age is nothing but a number. Just be thankful and make the best of each new day you wake up in. Wise woman, my mama, of oh so blessed memory. I try to live my life so my daughter will remember me that way when the day comes that I fly away home.
Age is just a number. It is what is in your mind that matters. It is important to take care of the body as well by getting exercise, feeding it right, staying active in other areas. There are some aches and pains along the way, but those are minor.
I turn 71 next Wednesday. But in my mind, I am in my teens. I sew for a living, get exercise, eat healthy, stay informed, travel, etc. I also live in a Senior Living Facility now after 46 years in a house. The people here are much older than I am, but they are growing on me.
blessings. Any special plans?
Opened in 1947 there on 7th St. before you get to the now Excel Energy Center.
I still lift 50 lb grain bags onto my shoulder, put in a 25x25 foot garden every year which includes dirt work, tilling, planting, and weeding. I've signed up for medicare part A, and am currently signing up for my SS checks that I've more than paid for by now. Oh, and did I mention I still work full time? Yes, I also have aches and pains and a lot of stuff that just doesn't work as well as it used to (knees , eyesight, back, etc.). I have just one word of advice: keep moving! As soon as you stop, your body will cave in. To quote Monty Python, I'm not dead yet.
I turned 71 two weeks ago. Still work full time at a local grocery store. Still do everything the young ones do. Unloading truck, breaking down pallets, stocking shelves, cashier, bringing in carts and writing orders. I have laughed a few times when customers want to help me lift a case of water onto their cart only to see me do it with ease. Secret is streaching and using correct muscles.
I know what you mean about the grocery store. I've had baggers offer to help me with my groceries
A husband (58) who keeps me young We have been together over 20 years.
but last year at 70, started a new chapter. My friend turned 81 last year. Both of her old dogs passed away earlier this year. She adopted 2 young dogs and a young cat. We might have to adjust to a changing body, but we don't need to get old
We aren't really sure when she got so much older. Often pointed out in texts. When we get going my husband laughs knowing it is the sisters.
Everything was about a "vulnerable" population that now included me! The pandemic brought so much tragedy, but also surrealism, and that was one of the surrealist aspects. I was still the same age I'd been in September, but now I was in an "at risk" age category, which also put my previous concept of 65 (just another year on earth) at risk. I decided to exercise an hour a day, eat better... and finally finish college! (I graduated from Berkeley this semester.)
HAPPY Birthday!!! (Welcome to the frail elderly...)
Salt water hot tub is what my 65 year old honey and I soak in daily. I'm 60. Also RSO cbd oil is great for pain!
Welcome.... I turned 65 on August 29th of last year.
For one thing, I'll be able to collect my full social security on 3/1/24 (I'll be 66 1/2 and that's the magic number)!
I won't have to worry about trying to find work during the Summer like I do now (I'm a substitute teacher so I have to work odd jobs and it can really suck).....
I think 65 is wonderful!
I hope you had a wonderful day!🎂😍
I like what you said about finding something that makes life easier and happier!
If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
Or, an interesting question, "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?"
I salute you, helped put myself through school Lifeguarding and teaching swimming. Actually taught a senior swim class. Great exercise.