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Senior Health & Safety

Discussion in 'Talk About Anything' started by Lady Kestrel, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Lady Kestrel Member

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    I was at the Senior Center today and failed a health and safety course that was put on for us old fogies. One of the questions was: "In the event of a fire, what steps would you take?"

    F***ing big ones was apparently the wrong answer.
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  2. InlandAZ Member

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    No, I'm pretty sure that's the correct answer - maybe you should have included In the opposite direction.
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  3. Lucien21 Member

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    I don't believe you. You're not old enough to be in a senior centre.

    :confused:
  4. Karla Administrator

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    LOL, Lady K!!

    I used to know the answer before I developed CRS Syndrome.
  5. Lady Kestrel Member

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    Bless your still-young heart, Lucien! As Karla indicated, we still have everything important, but just can't remember where we put it. Oh, and senior centers around here are places old folks go to hang out to play cards, Bingo and Mahjong, swap stories about the olden days, and party. They're usually in the midst of a senior community, aka Wrinkle City or Oldfartville.
  6. Helen Member

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    Lol! I absolutely agree with your answer Lady K, what other answer could there be? :)
  7. Karla Administrator

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    I'm with Lucien! I hadn't even seen what he posted (sorry, Lucien!). My eyesight ain't what it used to be...

    I live in a senior superhermit center -- IOW, my very own hovel that's filled with me, one cat (also a superhermit) and a bunch of superhermit computers (most of them dead).

    Others are admitted here -- and I venture into the outside world -- only at the utmost end of need.

    Moreover, we can check out any time we want, but we can never leave.

    Does anyone know where I left my Geritol?? :confused:
  8. Chrissie Member

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    I can't stop chuckling at your answer Lady K - having gone on many courses for the 'politically correct' organisations I've worked for it's refreshing to see that common sense still prevails!
  9. Val Member

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    Being considered "Senior" seems to be a moving target depending on the organization. I remember my Mother starting to get discounts at 55! AARP's (a retired person's org) joining age is 50! That certainly isn't "senior citizen" to me. Sure wish I could retire at 50!!
  10. Caroline Member

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    My local Senior Citizens' Club has a starting age of 50. I'd always assumed it was from an earlier era when women were usually retired and their children had flown the nest and a spot of lawn bowls and tai chi was just the thing to while away the hours. I've been trying to talk my mother (82) into joining but she doesn't think she's ready to join the oldies just yet.
  11. Len Green Member

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    Hiya all you youg spring chichens !:p
    Just wait till you get to my age - If I'm lucky and hold up for another17 months I'll be 90 !!
    I hope that my gradually diminishing eyesight holds out till then .

    You've probably heard Maurice Chevalier's reply to an interviewer who asked him about his old-age aches & pains and health !
    "Just think of the alternative" !! :eek: :D
  12. Lucien21 Member

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    Nearly 90.. You could be President.
  13. Len Green Member

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    Are you implying that Presidents have the mentalities and drtawbacks of nonogenarians (which I feel already !) ..... hehe :oops:
  14. Lucien21 Member

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    That or the fact your President is 90. :p
  15. Len Green Member

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    I am (pleasurably) surprised that you know !
    Actually, although I am not a supporter of his partiular party, the man is an almost unbelievable phenomenon ! Actually the President here is an absolutely non-political appointment in Israel and is more like the Queen in UK rather than the President in USA - he cannot cast any votes or directly influence any policies or politics ( Of which there is more than enough here ?!#$%^&*!? )
    How he does it at 90 I don't know.
    He flies abroad about once a week delivering his messages of peace & goodwill around the whole world. And whist at home he dispenses words of encouragement, and where necessary sympathy, to Jews, Christians, Moslems, etc. alike without ANY discrimination !
    He must be made of steel - and one cannot help but admire him as an extremely worthy human being !!
  16. CrisGer Member

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    what was this topic about again? hmmm.

    and who am I? no i am not getting forgetful.....
  17. Len Green Member

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    SENIOR health & safety! :( :eek: :rolleyes:
  18. CrisGer Member

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    Indeed. Fairly often i get half way to the kitchen and then say...what was i going there for? mostly i remember once i get there...so i guess i am ok for now.....for now....
  19. Len Green Member

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    Nil desperandum !
    I can assure you that it gets worse with increasing age and by no means is it a sign of Alzheimer’s or Dementia!
    It happens to almost everybody except maybe Shimon Peres (and I heard him repeating his frequent favorite political speech once about a dozen years ago !!).
    From a great deal of observations & discussions with our fairly large family & friends on average it seems to start somewhere in the 50’s – early or later.

    Amongst many other similar phenomena of forgetfulness or failing memory, the most common thing with my wife & I is illustrated by the following typical example :-
    I’m sitting in our living room when suddenly I remember that I promised to deal with the kitchen trash can. So I laboriously pick myself up and enter the kitchen. In full view on the table there is the new bunch of flowers we bought a couple of hours ago. So I trim the stalks, fill our vase with water and arrange them nicely on the kitchen shelf. Feeling smug & virtuous I return to my comfortable chair in the living room. After a while however I ask myself “What the heck did I go into the kitchen for in the first place” !!??!!

    NOTE.
    In case you didn’t know it, President Shimon Peres (Hebrew translation for his birth name of Szymon Perski) has a first cousin living in USA. She is the same age as me and her name is Betty Joan Perske better known as Laureen Bacall wife of Humphrey Bogart & Jason Robards !
  20. Len Green Member

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    CAROLINE :- I've been trying to talk my mother (82) into joining but she doesn't think she's ready to join the oldies just yet.

    Sylvia, my wife, is 83 and will be 84 in January. Many of our friends & acquaintances around our ages have moved into sheltered accommodation. So far we are both very happy in our 53 year old apartment even though it is getting a bit long in the tooth - like us !!

    I am 5 years older than her and although at present we are both tolerably healthy with minor troubles (apart from my AMD) we'll probably stay there since it's in a wonderfully accessible neighbourhood.
    But if or rather when I kick the bucket, she will probably also move into sheltered housing where we both have many friends !!

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