When you turn 40 you know you may live the same number of years again before heading to greener pastures, but turning 50 is a different kettle of fish. More senior, older children, different job satisfaction, serious retirement planning, lifestyle change considerations, greater focus on maintaining a healthy body and combating the realities of ageing. Many however brush it off without a thought.
My grandmother used to tell my mum 'forty is nothing', it is when you're fifty that you notice the difference.' And she was right. My noticed that bits stopped working as well once she hit that milestone.
Age should be measured in terms of health and condition not numbers.
I am fit and healthy but a number used to judge me has completely changed my life.
Ageism is an outrageous crime that has gone completely unchecked in our community.
Recruitment agencies will not even consider putting you up for consideration and governments talk about you as if you are a problem they need to manage.
Even though I am not quite there yet, but I do feel that with every age comes its set of worries and anxieties along with the more positive aspects. I do think one needs to prepare accordingly and as you have pointed out, at 50, one should start thinking about retirement, health aspects of one's life, etc. So I think my answer is yes.