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    Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    It's become a very popular debate .??

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    It's become a very popular debate .??
    I think it would have to be a pay as you play deal once they reach 80.

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    It's become a very popular debate ?
    I'd say you're finished when you reach 50.
    I saw Stanley Matthews in the old Div 1 playing for Stoke at Fratton Park when he was aged around 48/49 - and he only played one game in the following season 1964/65. Was he the oldest guy to play in the top flight (except Milner, of course)?
    I recently researched the father of an adoptee using DNA matching and Matthews was connected to his family. He was the best man at the wedding of Ivor Powell the oldest football coach to receive an honour https://www.insidethegames.biz/artic...ch-ivor-powell

    Hope this is what you had in mind....

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    It's become a very popular debate .??
    Is that a question for the 63% of males who make 80, or the 37% who are already finished?

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    I'd say you're finished when you reach 50.
    I saw Stanley Matthews in the old Div 1 playing for Stoke at Fratton Park when he was aged around 48/49 - and he only played one game in the following season 1964/65. Was he the oldest guy to play in the top flight (except Milner, of course)?
    I recently researched the father of an adoptee using DNA matching and Matthews was connected to his family. He was the best man at the wedding of Ivor Powell the oldest football coach to receive an honour https://www.insidethegames.biz/artic...ch-ivor-powell

    Hope this is what you had in mind....
    Remember seeing Matthews v the City in 1962, he was 47 then. A 1-1 draw. I can’t remember games even from last season but I vividly remember Stan in that game.

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by Des Parrot View Post
    Is that a question for the 63% of males who make 80, or the 37% who are already finished?
    As you point out, most men have had it by 80, if they make it, ladies the same by 85 or so.

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    I hope not.
    If so, I've only got a decade to go

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by bobh View Post
    I hope not.
    If so, I've only got a decade to go
    Make the most of it, live every day like it's your last, none of us know whats around the corner

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    My dad just turned 80.

    Swims 3 times a week, walks every day, drives and reads a lot. He has had a few health issues (stents in 2007) but he is in good shape. Although I have noticed he has started to dither quite a bit and his stories are getting longer filled with completely irrelevant details (which I find funny), I can't complain - he's still with us and doing well. Long may he continue.

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    Don’t plan leisure time, holidays etc, for a year, two years time do it in a month or two’s time. We go away as much as possible, there’ll be a time when age, infirmness or worse dictates that you can’t. We only got one go at it.

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    It's become a very popular debate .??
    depends how many pages are in your colouring book

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Well i was born on 17/8/1933 and there is no way I think I am finished, I have lymphoma and bladder cancer and according to the hospital, I am making good progress.

    I have 3 children and 26 grandchildren including great-grandchildren who keep me occupied, my wife passed away 3 years ago at 86 yrs old but was very active till her death, I just came back from holiday with 16 family members in Salou Spain, we are going on a caravan holiday with 20 of the family to celebrate my granddaughters 45th birthday next month, have booked a holiday to Benidorm next May with 25 family members, and if any bargains come up between now and then we will take them. I have recently joined a men's shed, so that it keeps me with something to do, and looking forward to the school holidays to spend time with all the great-grandchildren

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rontomuk View Post
    Well i was born on 17/8/1933 and there is no way I think I am finished, I have lymphoma and bladder cancer and according to the hospital, I am making good progress.

    I have 3 children and 26 grandchildren including great-grandchildren who keep me occupied, my wife passed away 3 years ago at 86 yrs old but was very active till her death, I just came back from holiday with 16 family members in Salou Spain, we are going on a caravan holiday with 20 of the family to celebrate my granddaughters 45th birthday next month, have booked a holiday to Benidorm next May with 25 family members, and if any bargains come up between now and then we will take them. I have recently joined a men's shed, so that it keeps me with something to do, and looking forward to the school holidays to spend time with all the great-grandchildren
    Fantastic.

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rontomuk View Post
    Well i was born on 17/8/1933 and there is no way I think I am finished, I have lymphoma and bladder cancer and according to the hospital, I am making good progress.

    I have 3 children and 26 grandchildren including great-grandchildren who keep me occupied, my wife passed away 3 years ago at 86 yrs old but was very active till her death, I just came back from holiday with 16 family members in Salou Spain, we are going on a caravan holiday with 20 of the family to celebrate my granddaughters 45th birthday next month, have booked a holiday to Benidorm next May with 25 family members, and if any bargains come up between now and then we will take them. I have recently joined a men's shed, so that it keeps me with something to do, and looking forward to the school holidays to spend time with all the great-grandchildren
    Top man live your life to the full

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rontomuk View Post
    Well i was born on 17/8/1933 and there is no way I think I am finished, I have lymphoma and bladder cancer and according to the hospital, I am making good progress.

    I have 3 children and 26 grandchildren including great-grandchildren who keep me occupied, my wife passed away 3 years ago at 86 yrs old but was very active till her death, I just came back from holiday with 16 family members in Salou Spain, we are going on a caravan holiday with 20 of the family to celebrate my granddaughters 45th birthday next month, have booked a holiday to Benidorm next May with 25 family members, and if any bargains come up between now and then we will take them. I have recently joined a men's shed, so that it keeps me with something to do, and looking forward to the school holidays to spend time with all the great-grandchildren
    That is really giving it some. What an awesome approach to life 🥊😥👏

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    It's become a very popular debate .??
    George Soros and Warren Buffet would argue not. They are still trading the financial markets and making fortunes into their 80s. I donít know what the secret is, but I reckon the odds are tilted in your favour (but no guarantee) with 6 things from what I observe:

    - not smoking
    - not taking alcohol
    - a healthy diet
    - keeping yourself physically active
    - mentally active
    - socially connected

    That is my gameplan. Life is just a game, with survival being a game of probabilities.

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rontomuk View Post
    Well i was born on 17/8/1933 and there is no way I think I am finished, I have lymphoma and bladder cancer and according to the hospital, I am making good progress.

    I have 3 children and 26 grandchildren including great-grandchildren who keep me occupied, my wife passed away 3 years ago at 86 yrs old but was very active till her death, I just came back from holiday with 16 family members in Salou Spain, we are going on a caravan holiday with 20 of the family to celebrate my granddaughters 45th birthday next month, have booked a holiday to Benidorm next May with 25 family members, and if any bargains come up between now and then we will take them. I have recently joined a men's shed, so that it keeps me with something to do, and looking forward to the school holidays to spend time with all the great-grandchildren
    Superb attitude, long may it continue, well done you

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rontomuk View Post
    Well i was born on 17/8/1933 and there is no way I think I am finished, I have lymphoma and bladder cancer and according to the hospital, I am making good progress.

    I have 3 children and 26 grandchildren including great-grandchildren who keep me occupied, my wife passed away 3 years ago at 86 yrs old but was very active till her death, I just came back from holiday with 16 family members in Salou Spain, we are going on a caravan holiday with 20 of the family to celebrate my granddaughters 45th birthday next month, have booked a holiday to Benidorm next May with 25 family members, and if any bargains come up between now and then we will take them. I have recently joined a men's shed, so that it keeps me with something to do, and looking forward to the school holidays to spend time with all the great-grandchildren
    Great stuff, on the flip side of that I awoke today to hear the news one of my best mates died of a heart attack last night aged 51.
    If you get to 50, maybe live everyday like it’s your last….

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rontomuk View Post
    Well i was born on 17/8/1933 and there is no way I think I am finished, I have lymphoma and bladder cancer and according to the hospital, I am making good progress.

    I have 3 children and 26 grandchildren including great-grandchildren who keep me occupied, my wife passed away 3 years ago at 86 yrs old but was very active till her death, I just came back from holiday with 16 family members in Salou Spain, we are going on a caravan holiday with 20 of the family to celebrate my granddaughters 45th birthday next month, have booked a holiday to Benidorm next May with 25 family members, and if any bargains come up between now and then we will take them. I have recently joined a men's shed, so that it keeps me with something to do, and looking forward to the school holidays to spend time with all the great-grandchildren
    Brilliant, the epitome of ‘don’t throw the towel in’. Keep battling on

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by life on mars View Post
    It's become a very popular debate .??
    No,not since they introduced viagra

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    There are groups of older folk called super brainers they are as bright as someone in thier 20's along with life experiences that makes them very capable to compter or better younger folks .

    Interesting read :
    https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/super-agers-brain/

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Oh heck, only 3 years to go then.

    Looking at the list given above:

    - not smoking
    - not taking alcohol
    - a healthy diet
    - keeping yourself physically active
    - mentally active
    - socially connected

    I can tick all six at the moment. I do find that my memory is deteriorating though, in as much as I often do know the answer but it takes longer to recall it which can be very frustrating, hence I would be hopeless in quizzes like "The Chase"!

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gofer Blue View Post
    Oh heck, only 3 years to go then.

    Looking at the list given above:

    - not smoking
    - not taking alcohol
    - a healthy diet
    - keeping yourself physically active
    - mentally active
    - socially connected

    I can tick all six at the moment. I do find that my memory is deteriorating though, in as much as I often do know the answer but it takes longer to recall it which can be very frustrating, hence I would be hopeless in quizzes like "The Chase"!
    You must be in a small percentage of people of do. May you hit a hundred, good man. Can I ask - does doing the above six get harder into your 60s and 70s, easier, or no different?

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rontomuk View Post
    Well i was born on 17/8/1933 and there is no way I think I am finished, I have lymphoma and bladder cancer and according to the hospital, I am making good progress.

    I have 3 children and 26 grandchildren including great-grandchildren who keep me occupied, my wife passed away 3 years ago at 86 yrs old but was very active till her death, I just came back from holiday with 16 family members in Salou Spain, we are going on a caravan holiday with 20 of the family to celebrate my granddaughters 45th birthday next month, have booked a holiday to Benidorm next May with 25 family members, and if any bargains come up between now and then we will take them. I have recently joined a men's shed, so that it keeps me with something to do, and looking forward to the school holidays to spend time with all the great-grandchildren
    One of the posts of the year. Great to hear and inspirational.

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    Re: Are You Finished When You Reach 80.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rontomuk View Post
    Well i was born on 17/8/1933 and there is no way I think I am finished, I have lymphoma and bladder cancer and according to the hospital, I am making good progress.

    I have 3 children and 26 grandchildren including great-grandchildren who keep me occupied, my wife passed away 3 years ago at 86 yrs old but was very active till her death, I just came back from holiday with 16 family members in Salou Spain, we are going on a caravan holiday with 20 of the family to celebrate my granddaughters 45th birthday next month, have booked a holiday to Benidorm next May with 25 family members, and if any bargains come up between now and then we will take them. I have recently joined a men's shed, so that it keeps me with something to do, and looking forward to the school holidays to spend time with all the great-grandchildren
    Brilliant!! 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏

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