Re: Hi, new old guy here!
Well, I am not the official welcome wagon, but welcome to the forum. I am also an older guy. I started playing again about five years ago after a long time not playing. Although you are starting and I am recovering, these are similar situations. I find that drumming is a good physical therapy, and exercise. It is also a great meditation for the mind to relax and relieve the stress that is common in the work environment. This is a good site for information on equipment, technique, and troubles that inflict those that decide to pursue drumming.
I am not here just to keep the beat; I add color, timbre, and presence.