Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 45 of 45

Winter And Seniors

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    20


    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicRockr View Post
    Vegas heat wasn’t the only reason we decided against moving there, the casino would’ve been a major problem as well. We would be using money we wouldn’t have to spend to gamble with. For us, it would be hard to stay away from the casinos.

    We know about the winters where we are looking to move to, but the things we miss are there as well. What can we say?
    I'll bet you I could move to Vegas without gambling.
    Oh, ... wait,

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    central interior B.C., Canada
    Posts
    265
    I just turned 80 in the Spring and live in British Columbia. It snows a fair bit here and I've always used a snow shovel. That's getting a bit tough for me now so this summer I bought an electric snow blower. Most of my neighbours are in their 70's and 80's and they handle snow just fine.

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    SURPRISE, ARIZONA
    Posts
    7,426
    Detta and I lived in Vegas three years and went to the casino twice. If you don't want to "donate", don't go. Note on one of the two times we went I won $640.
    We are either growing or dying.

  4. #34
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    2,217
    Most casino’s that we’ve went to, I’ve won something, so I was able to cover what my wife lost. One Indian casino, in Temecula, CA, we each won $200 on separate $1 slots. After winning the $400, we took off and went straight home. Back then, we were both working full-time jobs.

    Another thing, when we lived in Colorado and I worked for a Senior Healthcare Company, we were very surprised at how many Seniors lived in the Denver area. Lots of them used the healthcare services the company I worked for provided, even after a large snowstorm or blizzard hit the area.

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Massachusetts, USA
    Posts
    435
    I think too much s made of the trials and tribulations of snow removal in winter. I'm close to 85 now and I still have no trouble - - - uhh - - - - - telling my SIL and grandson that I think they should fire up the snowblower and get out the shovels. I can even watch from the window and make sure the job is done right. When it's over we all have a cup of coffee and discuss our job "well done".

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    2,217
    After we bought a house in Colorado, we also bought a snow shovel. After a couple of snowstorms, we decided it was time to invest in a small snow blower that ran on a mixture of gas/oil. I had two gas cans in the garage, one for the lawn mower that was plain gas and one for the snow blower which was a mix of gas/oil. After a number of uses, the snow blower finally ran out of gas, but (unfortunately), I grabbed the wrong can and put pure gas in the snow blower. The gas can that was for the lawn mower. Well, the snow blower ran for a short while than stopped dead...……..and I do mean DEAD! The pure gas froze the engine and, at that point, the snow blower was no good.

    One of the highlights (unfortunate ones) of our time living in Colorado. One of the other ones was, when I slipped on ice/snow and that required a rotator cuff surgery.
    But, can't blame snow/ice for that fall, why? Fell right here in our apt. complex parking lot here in northeastern Florida in the middle of the summer that required a rotator cuff surgery on the other shoulder.

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    151
    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicRockr View Post
    So, if you are a Senior of 70 years old or older, and live in a winter snow/ice area, how do you survive?
    After 20 years in Northern Alaska with every winter hitting at least -20 (-42 was my coldest) I moved to Texas to be with my grandchildren.....big mistake.

    ...and like others I still have my parka and snow boots and am planing on going back (even at 73).

    You should be fine just dress warm in layers and buy a snow blower or a 4-wheeler with a plow and your set to enjoy the coldest of winters.


    IMG_0574.jpg

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    44
    I moved from NJ to Florida when I was 58 which was 9 years ago. One day I was shoveling snow and my heart was pounding and my back was hurting. My snow blower was of little use when the snow is 4+ feet high. I hated winter. Everything is gray. There is dirty ice on the sides of roads where it was plowed. Cold wind making my face and ears hurt. Dressing in multiple layers and limited to what we could do since we are not into snow sports and could not do any outside activities. The last straw for me was taking over 3 hours to get home from work due to a snow storm. We moved 5 months later and do not regret it at all. I have worn long pants only a few times a year. I still wear short sleeve shirts and at most I wear a hoodie.

    Everything is green year round and even when the temperature is reading low, the sun is so strong that it warms you and feels much warmer than it really is. We could never live anyplace where there is cold and snow. Life is so much better without it. We have four seasons here. There is before summer, summer, after summer and February.
    If you obey all the rules, you’ll miss all the fun.

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    2,217
    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny View Post
    I moved from NJ to Florida when I was 58 which was 9 years ago. One day I was shoveling snow and my heart was pounding and my back was hurting. My snow blower was of little use when the snow is 4+ feet high. I hated winter. Everything is gray. There is dirty ice on the sides of roads where it was plowed. Cold wind making my face and ears hurt. Dressing in multiple layers and limited to what we could do since we are not into snow sports and could not do any outside activities. The last straw for me was taking over 3 hours to get home from work due to a snow storm. We moved 5 months later and do not regret it at all. I have worn long pants only a few times a year. I still wear short sleeve shirts and at most I wear a hoodie.

    Everything is green year round and even when the temperature is reading low, the sun is so strong that it warms you and feels much warmer than it really is. We could never live anyplace where there is cold and snow. Life is so much better without it. We have four seasons here. There is before summer, summer, after summer and February.
    And.......you can have Florida!😏 Simply NOT for us at all.

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    London England
    Posts
    34,443
    In Knight's Post ~23 he mentions ''street roll up at 7pm'' ...could someone tell me what that means please?

  11. #41
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    20
    All businesses close.

  12. #42
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    2,217
    Quote Originally Posted by NewRetire18 View Post
    All businesses close.
    And, in really small towns, that may still happen.

  13. #43
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    2,217
    Ever heard that old saying "one horse town", well there's another saying "one light town". We've been in "one stop light town" before. Actually, there are those that have one stop light and one stop sign. Everyone that went to the small café inside town, for Saturday morning breakfast, knew each other. My kind of town...…….very friendly.

  14. #44
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Cody, Wyoming
    Posts
    574
    Quote Originally Posted by ClassicRockr View Post
    After we bought a house in Colorado, we also bought a snow shovel. After a couple of snowstorms, we decided it was time to invest in a small snow blower that ran on a mixture of gas/oil. I had two gas cans in the garage, one for the lawn mower that was plain gas and one for the snow blower which was a mix of gas/oil. After a number of uses, the snow blower finally ran out of gas, but (unfortunately), I grabbed the wrong can and put pure gas in the snow blower. The gas can that was for the lawn mower. Well, the snow blower ran for a short while than stopped dead...……..and I do mean DEAD! The pure gas froze the engine and, at that point, the snow blower was no good.
    That's why you left the state? Why didn't you buy another snow blower?

  15. #45
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    2,217
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Horn View Post
    That's why you left the state? Why didn't you buy another snow blower?
    We left due to some stupid thinking, as in...…….I fell in the driveway at our house, checking to see where our Dodge Ram was stuck in a snow bank after I got home from work. My shoulder hurt after I fell, so I went into the house and done the old thing athletes are told to do sometimes with a injury...….."work it out". Unfortunately, as my Orthopedic Surgeon told me, "you were tearing the tendons even more". Of which I did, which required rotator cuff surgery in the right shoulder. Well, not really thinking, wife and I decided to sell our house and move to NC. I was afraid I'd fall again in Colorado or wife would. Anyway, we were in NC for a year and then moved down here to Jacksonville. So, what happens, I fall in the driveway of our apartment complex and that fall required a rotator cuff surgery on my left shoulder. That fall came in the middle of summer here.

    We never gave it a thought that we could fall anywhere we moved to. So, no it wasn't due to a broken snow blower that we moved.

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Please reply to this thread with any new information or opinions.

Similar Threads

  1. Winter fat?
    By chic in forum Weight Loss and Fitness
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 05-13-2018, 11:33 AM
  2. Winter Hiking
    By Bobw235 in forum Photography
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-16-2017, 09:10 AM
  3. Aw Jeez - Seniors taking care of seniors
    By chic in forum General Discussions
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-12-2015, 05:02 PM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-31-2015, 08:44 AM
  5. For some winter never really comes.
    By AZ Jim in forum Photography
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-19-2015, 10:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Family & Health Forums: Pet Forums - Health Forum