Birthday Celebrations for Seniors

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Birthday celebrations for seniors are top of mind for the old codgers this week. They discuss how they like to celebrate their birthdays (Gary quietly celebrated his 74th last week), their best birthdays, and whether they like birthday parties. Gift ideas for seniors are on the agenda as well as the sad decline in sending real paper birthday cards, not digital “cards”. When it comes to birthday celebrations for seniors, the guys do represent diverse views ranging from “Meh, don’t bother me” to “Yea, another birthday party!” They all agree that when it comes to the big numbers—70, 75, 80—a serious celebration is in order. In the final analysis, they all agree that recognizing that they made it another year is worth a modest celebration.

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5 comments on “Birthday Celebrations for Seniors

  1. Iris Shiver says:

    My best birthday was when I threw a 2 nickel party (55) over 10 years ago. I invited 4 girlfriends to my home I owned at the time outside of Hilton Head, SC. We closed the on-site spa for the day for a private party and spent the weekend at the beach, by the pool, boating and dining. We had a great sisterhood weekend!

    I agree with the comments that we all have way too much stuff so giving something the person cares about or a personal experience are my preferred options. I tell my son all the time that I only want Lottery scratchers for my birthday or Christmas but definitely not more stuff.

    Love your Codger wisdom guys!

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      Sharing experiences with your family and friends on your birthday is so much better than more stuff. Sounds like a great 55th birthday!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    omg, the pressure is on for the 75th! Patti, help!

  3. Patricia says:

    Interesting to hear about Richard’s experience on the news desk. I had the same issue at LIVE TV in London… a start up with lots of 20 somethings and i was mid 30’s… I would have liked to hear more…

    1. Gary Ebersole says:

      Funny how ageism is present even in our 20s and 30s.

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