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in: Cristina; Cristina > 2020-07-07

Jul 7, 2020 2:53 PM # 
Gswede:
Was there some memo about a 3k that I missed?
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Jul 7, 2020 2:55 PM # 
Cristina:
It was in the latest "Welcome Soon to AARP!" mailer.
Jul 7, 2020 3:24 PM # 
BorisGr:
Yeah Greg, you are too young. Go back to the fast kids.
Jul 7, 2020 6:15 PM # 
iansmith:
I decided 13:45 was realistic

I see what you did there.
Jul 7, 2020 9:06 PM # 
jjcote:
I've been collecting those AARP things, unopened, in a napkin holer on my kitchen table for many years.
Jul 8, 2020 12:02 AM # 
peggyd:
AARP is worth joining.
Jul 8, 2020 12:05 AM # 
Cristina:
Could you remind me in 9 years? Never mind, pretty sure they will be reminding me a lot before then.
Jul 8, 2020 1:03 AM # 
peggyd:
Yes, yes they will! Years in advance.
Jul 8, 2020 1:44 AM # 
BorisGr:
What benefits does it offer?
Jul 8, 2020 2:16 AM # 
jjcote:
My mother told me to stay away from AARP, which is why I've never opened the envelopes. (But now that she's gone, I guess I could open them and she wouldn't know.) I thought it was around age 50 when they started arriving, but maybe it was earlier. But I do belong to AAA. Maybe I should try AA, too.
Jul 8, 2020 12:29 PM # 
mikeminium:
Keep in mind that AARP is primarily an insurance company which also does political lobbying. They are not worthy of the term "association". I agree with JJ's mom.
Jul 8, 2020 12:37 PM # 
Cristina:
AARP is not itself an insurance company, they're more like a marketing and lobbying company.
Jul 8, 2020 12:47 PM # 
mikeminium:
Ok, I'll stand corrected on that. But their main interest is selling you stuff.
Jul 8, 2020 12:47 PM # 
Gswede:
So, I have to be in the pre-AARP to do a 3k?
Jul 8, 2020 12:51 PM # 
acjospe:
Dude way to get out there. I feel you on the lack of desire to do a TT when you're not in good shape, and really respect that you did it anyway.
Jul 8, 2020 11:38 PM # 
blairtrewin:
Don't know if it's also an American thing, but in parts of Australia (especially Queensland) you get a number of "over 50s" housing developments - although in practice I suspect the only 50-year-olds who would be seen anywhere near such places are the models in the advertisements.
Jul 9, 2020 2:58 AM # 
mikeminium:
Blair, there are some in the USA, and some quite nice. I'll point to the town of Green Valley, Arizona as an example. Streets have separate lanes for bicycles and golf carts; there are several community recreation centers with pools, fitness equipment, sports courts, and lots of activities such as concerts, lectures, etc. A lot of physically very active seniors live there - hiking in the nearby mountains is popular, you constantly see bikers and walkers; a smaller number of runners. I've visited a relative there a few times, and its actually quite a pleasant place to spend the winter months, but maybe not the 40 degree days of summer.

Of course there are negatives, a locally popular (and probably politically incorrect) bumper sticker proclaims that "Helen Keller is alive and driving in Green Valley"; you definitely have to watch out for drivers who pull out or turn right in front of you. And it does seem like something is missing when you almost never see kids or even young adults running around...
Jul 9, 2020 12:47 PM # 
jjcote:
I believe the fastest-growing community in the USA is The Villages in Florida, which is enormous, and the primary form of transportation is golf carts (or more properly "golf cars"). I think for most of the place you can't even drive regular cars. And I think you aren't even allowed to have young people as visitors except for brief periods. But I may be misinformed.
Jul 9, 2020 5:43 PM # 
peggyd:
Isn’t The Villages where the “white power” video from the pro-45 parade was held recently?
Sounds like a lovely place ...
Jul 9, 2020 7:14 PM # 
jjcote:
Apparently so. Wikipedia says that they had 78% voter turnout in the 2016 presidential election, and 70% of the votes were for the Republican ticket.

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