Five days until the big day Moving up to the 55+ age group… how cool is that?! (photo: unknown Boomer in AARP newsletter) Five days until the big day. Something happens when you turn 55. Options that never existed suddenly exist. This is really, really exciting. Like going-away-to-college exciting. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.