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What age qualifies you as senior citizen?

  1. brittvan22 profile image82
    brittvan22posted 5 years ago

    What age qualifies you as senior citizen?

    No disrespect is intended, this a legitimate question. I saw something in the daily mail that said, "Gift Certificate to Senior Citizens ages 50 to 85." My mother was 51 and I honestly didn't consider her a senior citizen, she barely had any gray hair. I picture one as gray haired, glasses, walker or wheel chair, am I wrong? What age truly qualifies you as a senior citizen?

    https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/6961748_f260.jpg

  2. profile image0
    Starmom41posted 5 years ago

    I guess it varies depending on place & source;  I think it generally means 60+, but you can find "senior discounts" and "senior apartments" at 55+.

    1. brittvan22 profile image82
      brittvan22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh ok, I was like wow, she missed the senior citizen discounts. sad She passed and I was just curious.

    2. profile image0
      Starmom41posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I just received notice saying my other comment was removed-  why?

    3. brittvan22 profile image82
      brittvan22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Idk, I can still see it. Must be a mistake. I voted you up actually.

  3. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    According to governmental and societal consensus, when a person reaches 65 years of age, he/she is considered a senior citizen.

    1. brittvan22 profile image82
      brittvan22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, ok, thanks for sharing just wanted to know. Was thinking my Mom missed her discount, looks like she didn't she was 51.

  4. robhampton profile image98
    robhamptonposted 5 years ago

    Ironic that this happened on my 40th birthday (true story) I went into Mcdonalds and ordered a coffee and was charged like 20 cents less than it should have been. When I looked at the receipt it indicated I was given the senior discount. I could only laugh as it was my "over the hill" birthday. Of course to any 17 or 18 year old, at 40 I must seem 150 years old to them.

    1. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, THAT'S not funny!

    2. profile image0
      Starmom41posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      ha, if u think that's bad, I received one of those telemarketer phone calls that said "You are now 40- so you need to know about funeral and burial insurance!"  And then I started receiving ads from cremation companies.  gah!

    3. robhampton profile image98
      robhamptonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to the club Starmom41. Isn't there a saying though that says 40 is the new 30? Something like that

    4. profile image0
      Starmom41posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard that;  I guess companies looking to make money think we have one foot in the grave & they're ready to kick us the rest of the way in!

    5. brittvan22 profile image82
      brittvan22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol wow! omg here is a comment in red saying it needs moderation, leave it to hubpages. here comes mickey mouse.

  5. mjboomer profile image74
    mjboomerposted 5 years ago

    It seems to be a marketing ploy. Ask anyone if they feel like a senior citizen, they are likely to answer no! I came across a couple while walking today appearing to be past the age of 70. As we talked I said something about age and being older. The gentleman immediately said to me: "We're not old!"

    1. brittvan22 profile image82
      brittvan22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol, you have to be careful. I did that to a non-pregnant lady I really inserted foot into mouth. I bet your look was priceless.

  6. Ari Lamstein profile image81
    Ari Lamsteinposted 5 years ago

    I think that "senior citizen" is a fairly general term, and can mean different things to different people.  However, one thing that affects all Americans is when the social security administration considers you to be at "full retirement age".  This is the age at which you can receive "full retirement benefits" (i.e. 100% of your benefit).  For those born on or after 1960, this is age 67:

    http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/retirechart.htm

    1. brittvan22 profile image82
      brittvan22posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh ok, my mom was born in 1961. She didn't even look senior citizen-like, if there is a look. It is a societial norm to want to look younger than you are and not as much value is placed on aging.

  7. jonnycomelately profile image84
    jonnycomelatelyposted 5 years ago

    When you can take "Ho Ho" as an answer!

    In Australia it's 60 years.   However, we are tending to live longer and what used to be considered old at 70 is like 85 is today.

  8. shivanchirakkal10 profile image55
    shivanchirakkal10posted 5 years ago

    Even though it may different in different countries, I think  one is considered as 'senior citizen' at the age of 60. The government giving some sort  privilege
      to this group of persons.

 
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