Let’s get officially physical: How to tell if you’re a senior or student

Many of you have written to me requesting to know if you are a senior citizen. I’m happy that there’s a whole bunch of you in pre-contemplation mode; and even happier – chuffed, even – that you ascribe to me almost supernatural levels of knowledge.

(And by the way, to my American friends :  the term “senior” up here in the permanently frozen wasteland that is my home country denotes a Senior Citizen – an old age pensioner – a pink-wrinkle warrior – NOT a deliciously nubile member of the Grade 12 graduation class.  Puh-LEASE!)

So here it is, independent of your laugh lines, liver spots and creeping memory failure – you are, for my intent,  a senior at AGE 65 or over.

When are you a student:  Independent of age, you are a student in my mind if you are in full-time attendance at a recognized post-secondary institution.  You know – Ryerson.  George Brown.  York.  UofT.

Occasional evening classes in carpentry at the workmen’s college?  Astrology degree at the Learning Annex?  Not so much.

Also, please note that if you choose these reduced rates, you may have one appointment of one hour per month. That’s it.  You are not eligible for special offers, pre-payment, or advance booking – call on the day only.

A final word:   I charge some of the lowest rates in the city for what I provide.  I offer the student and senior rates to those who are truly in need and would not otherwise be able to afford to see me.

Hope this helps.






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