Just what are we? And are you paying attention to us??
A search for a term that doesn’t offend is taking place. Trying to avoid terms like senior citizen, retiree, elder and the elderly. The question becomes what do we call everyone 55+?
Terms are materializing that are perhaps more appropriate and appealing.
The term, Baby Boomer was created and has been used since all those World War II babies were being born. This group has changed and revolutionized the United States as the have passed though each phase of aging. And they will and are changing and redefining the term senior each day. Just look around – they are not stationary, boring or old.
The title, Perennial has been around for several years now and refers to blooming again and again. And yes, we do that again and again during our lives. We become young adults striking out on our own. We become homeowners, parents. So forth and so on as we parade along the paths of our lives. Ever changing and blossoming into the “new” me.
Active Ager is a newer term and defines seniors as young at heart, tech-loving, gym-using, trend setting, fun-seeking marketer’s dream. This term might be the best fitting so far as each generation is truly younger than the generation before them.
Whatever term you use 55+ adults are strong, happy, healthy. They are using and buying what they choose. They want the same products all ages want and use. They are not to be overlooked as they are living longer, working longer, staying healthier and maintaining their independent as well.
Call them what you will but remember they spend $2.9 trillion on products and services each year.
We get up each morning. Begin our routine. Bathroom. Coffee. Read the paper. Watch the news. Shower. Dress. And so, the day begins.
In those moments are you living or existing? Me at that point I’m existing. Getting going in the morning is a real chore for me. I’m not a bright bubbly person at the start of the day.
Soon I’m living! I’m doing a job I love. Enjoying my husband and our beagle. Interacting with others. Planning what’s next. Enjoying the grass getting green, the beginning of leaves and flowers. Spotting my first Hummingbird of the year!
I hope all of you are LIVING as well!
Break your routines! The same old thing is boring!
Do something new and out of your ordinary.
Be the best you can be.
Let SeniorCenterCt.org assist you in your “out of the ordinary” journey.
Don’t ponder. Stop all that thinking and all those what ifs.
The Preston Veterans Memorial School Volunteer Reading Program and Luncheon series schedules have been completed for the remainder of the current school year. Volunteer reading sessions are from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Persons interested in participating in the luncheon are requested to arrive by 11:00 a.m. Registrations are necessary for both programs and may be directed to the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext. 6. Our schedule includes Thursday, February 15th, March 15th, April 12th and concludes on Thursday, May 17th. There is a suggested donation of $4.00 per person for participants in the luncheon.
The application-filing period for the Elderly and Totally Disabled Tax Relief program will be from February 1st through May 15th. The qualifying income guidelines for the Elderly and Totally Disabled Tax Relief Program for applications to be filed for the 2017 Benefit year are $35,300.00 for an unmarried individual and $43,000. for married persons. If you are currently participating in the Homeowner Program and need to reapply, you will receive notice form the Preston Assessor’s Office advising you of that requirement.
Applicants will need to provide proof of all sources of income including but not limited to Social Security, pensions, interest statements, employment, etc. If you have filed Income Tax (2017), a copy of the signed and dated document is necessary to provide as well. Appointments may be scheduled by telephoning 860-887-5581 extension 6. If we are unable to accept your call immediately, please leave your name, telephone number and a brief message regarding the nature of your call.
Greetings! I hope your holiday season brought you the brightest of gifts – love, friendship, family and peace.
“Content by Judy “is written by Judy Jencks, the President of Jencks Network, LLC which owns, manages and pours thier heart and soul into SeniorCenterCt.org.
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