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What a difference a day makes

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Coppernob Wed 15-Apr-20 16:13:14

Today is my 70th birthday so I’m now officially designated ‘elderly and vulnerable’. This morning I had a call from Social Services to check that I have all the care, food and meds that I need.

I suppose I should be grateful to them for being so on the ball, but I would really have liked a day or two to get used to my new status!

ginny Wed 15-Apr-20 16:15:49

Happy Birthday to you!

AGAA4 Wed 15-Apr-20 16:18:41

Happy Birthday! Welcome to the seventies club.

Alima Wed 15-Apr-20 16:19:20

Happy Birthday Copperknob.

Dottydots Wed 15-Apr-20 16:22:40

Happy Birthday! Being 70 isn't going to be as bad as you think!

MiniMoon Wed 15-Apr-20 16:23:22

Happy birthday Copperknob 🎂🥂

phoenix Wed 15-Apr-20 17:11:18

Happy birthday flowers

grannylyn65 Wed 15-Apr-20 17:20:40

70 in Feb, no messages for me 😥

BlueSky Wed 15-Apr-20 17:25:47

Coppernob first of all happy birthday! Do you live alone? Do you have health conditions? I'm asking because I'm 70 and haven't received any calls or letter about this. Are we suddenly elderly and vulnerable while yesterday we weren't? confused

grandMattie Wed 15-Apr-20 17:26:23

Happy birthday Copperknob. flowers It's mine too today and I'm 72. Are you especially vulnerable, because I've heard nothing from Social Service...

sodapop Wed 15-Apr-20 17:29:19

Happy Birthday Coppernob it's a good club to be in -welcome winethanks

Summerlove Wed 15-Apr-20 17:31:46

Happy birthday

Judy54 Wed 15-Apr-20 17:43:10

Happy birthday Coppernob sending good wishes your wayflowers cupcake

NannyJan53 Wed 15-Apr-20 17:54:56

Happy Birthday Copperknob cupcake flowers

My Mum is 90 and has not heard anything from any official body to ask about her needs. Luckily my DD lives fairly near and is getting her food and prescriptions etc. They don't know that though!

pollyperkins Wed 15-Apr-20 17:55:20

Im well over 70 and have heard nothing. Would be pleased to get one of these letters that give you priority slots for supermarket deliveries but have not had one!! On the other hand Im in good health so maybe I don't need one.

nanaK54 Wed 15-Apr-20 18:18:11

Many happy returns flowers wine

Patsy70 Wed 15-Apr-20 18:36:43

Happy 70th Birthday flowerscupcakewine

CraftyGranny Wed 15-Apr-20 18:42:44

Happy Birthday Coppernob you are officially a septuagenarium, Yeah

Grannmarie Wed 15-Apr-20 18:43:15

Happy Birthdays, Coppernobthanks and Grandmattieflowers !!

jdga Wed 15-Apr-20 20:24:53

Happy Birthday!🎂🎈

annodomini Wed 15-Apr-20 20:43:18

Happy birthday Copperknob and Grandmattie. I've been 70 for nine years and nobody phoned me from Social Services. I suppose it depends on where you live.

morethan2 Wed 15-Apr-20 20:45:40

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Copperknob

Coppernob Thu 16-Apr-20 11:19:51

Thank you for all the birthday greetings. I had a lovely day - not what I’d planned as we should have been staying with my daughter and her family who live in Northern Italy, but it was good nonetheless.

I rang my surgery to try and find out why I’d been contacted. It seems I’m classed as having an underlying health problem as I have a minor heart murmur after having rheumatic fever when I was 7. This has never caused me any problems at all and I tend to forget I have it. So the mystery is solved and I’ve discovered that being 70 is ok so far!

Gaunt47 Thu 16-Apr-20 11:24:53

70 is the new 50 - didn't you know? smile

BlueSky Thu 16-Apr-20 11:32:56

Agree with Gaunt47 70 is the new 50! smilewine