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In my community I rarely see elders treated this way. If they are crossing in front of me or coming to a door I always tell them to take their time. However, I do not shop at WMT or the like.

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Great answers!

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I have had no good luck with dating services. The one person I did connect with give me an HPV. I was obviously not the only one he was dating. So far the men I've discovered have no desire to connect just one person. That's not who I am.

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Being alone. Husband died. Son's heading off to a distant college.  I've never been alone. At 63, that's unpleasant 

One income household.  Husband died. No more SS from him. Still have bills. 

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For me it's the deterioration of my skin. Easy bruising, dryness, tenderness are all unpleasant and irritating.

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What a great way to look at this.  Thanks for that.

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Thank you. I'll eat a piece of cake for you!
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What an upbeat post @ip3285!  And Happy Birthday to YOU!!! in advance.

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Losing mobility

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When I read the question "What's the worst thing about getting old", my thought was "what a negative question".  It brought to mind the song by Bing Crosby:

Ac-cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
Eliminate the Negative
Latch on to the Affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between!

 

I finished my PhD at age 78.  I still run even though it's shorter distances than when I was younger; I write a weekly article for an international ezine, garden, care for my farm animals, volunteer at the library, and almost everything else I want to do.  Yes, I have health problems, but I've had them since I was a child - Chron's disease with most of my intestines removed, asthma, and more.  I deal with them and get on with my life.  Why think of the Worst thing about getting older when you can look at all the good things that older age can bring?  Oh, and my 80th birthday will be on July 31st.  Happy Birthday to Me!  

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