Becoming a “senior citizen” can be as much of a choice as it is being any specific age. It may be a life event such as retirement or age-related disabilities that trigger your self-definition. And, there are benefits to deciding to become a senior citizen, from lower-priced menu items, to spending that which you have saved for this special time of life, to medical care that is more reasonably priced. Being designated a “Senior Citizen” can be a pretty good deal.
It might have been fun to title this article “Seniors Need to Drink More”, but that might have been slightly misleading. The fact is that common thinking is that adults need to consume at least two quarts of liquids per day. And, while that is a nice, simple formula, not every person’s body is the same. Some people need more liquids on a daily basis.
Recently retirees in Colorado Springs, CO received a mailing allegedly from the State of Colorado talking about their recent application for Unemployment Benefits. Few of the recipients were even working at their age and none of them had applied for unemployment compensation. The letter went on to explain that if they had not applied to go online and fill out a form to alert the department of a possible fraud.