I am too an AARPer and have their life insurance. It doesn't embarrass me to be over 50. Just last night my dh and I were watching a commercial and this lady in the background says something about not wanting to retire and be old or something like that. My husband, who has 7 more years until he can retire from the city and retired from the Navy in 1989 said, "Hey, I WANT to retire." He has worked since he was 19 years old and he deserves to be able to not work anymore. He is one of the lucky ones because he has a pension from the Navy, will have a pension from the city and will be SS age when he retires. We find ourselves quit fortunate to know we will be able to change our current lifestyle very little when he retires. He just wants to stay home and veg and travel for awhile!
I quit dying my hair about 18 months ago and let the white and silver show through. I don't mind my wrinkles, my gray hair, the fact I can't do what I did in my 30's. I am grateful to be alive and to be able to now enjoy my grandsons.
What I find amusing is that the music of the 60's is so popular it is used on commercials and everyone seems to be re recording it. How many groups and individuals that are in their 50's and 60's still perform to sold out crowds, Cher, Madonna, Elton John, Barry Manilow, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Tom Jones and the list goes on and on. When the current singers (I use that term very loosely) get old I imagine they will no longer draw the crowds. So, with that being said, getting old is just fine with me!