TOXIC CHEMICALS IN THE HOME
Toxic chemicals have no place in the homes of senior citizens. We rely on public information to tell us when a product has ingredients that are harmful. And sometimes that information is clouded by special interests of companies that want us to buy their products in spite of the poison in them. So we have to perform due diligence and find the best information available before we decide what to purchase.
Following are some resources SCJ found that other seniors might find helpful:
Triclosan: This chemical has long been found in cosmetics and soap used on the body (including shampoo). The Suzuki Foundation has labeled it toxic for years. Triclosan has been in the news[continue reading...]
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About Jerry Elrod
Writing became a passion for Jerry, when in school he edited the high school weekly paper, moved on to college where he was editor of The Megaphone at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, and served on the staff of the Perkins' School of Theology, SMU, paper. Throughout his 40 year career in the United Methodist Ministry, he was involved in editing periodicals, authoring weekly columns and preparing sermons and speeches.
Jerry's final appointment before retirement was at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Sun City West, Arizona. He served as Senior Pastor there for four years. In retirement, in search of a stimulating pastime, Senior Citizen Journal was created. Jerry's principal role has been composing a daily feature under the rubric Senior Moments .
Jerry retired as a United Methodist minister in 1997. He has served as interim pastor off and on over the past several years. Spouse, Sharon, is also involved in the Journal. She is an author in her own right, having written "Shar's Story, a Mother and Daughter Reunited," and Co-Authored "My Dirty Little Secrets - Steroids, Alcohol and God, The Tony Mandarich Story".
Chained CPI Objectively Every time a new concept surfaces on the national scene, there is a flurry of articles about ...
Quick Links to Helpful Information It occurred to SeniorCitizenJournal.com editors that our readers might find online links to Social Security resources ...
SCJ talked about the chained CPI last week in this column. SeniorCitizenJournal.com explained the chained CPI in terms most of ...
Understanding the Chained-CPI Our elected representatives in Washington DC are looking at changing the consumer price index (CPI) because they can ...
The Evolution of Social Security SeniorCitizenJournal.com editors did an interesting Internet search on Social Security recently, and found several noteworthy quotes ...
Medicare Benefits Explained The Medicare program is fairly easy to explain and understand, for the most part. It is a federally ...
Social Security Does NOT Cause Budget Issues For those of you who are regular visitors on seniorcitizenjournal.com, this article will be ...
Seniors Explore American Roads There’s nothing that can reveal the vastness of the great American landscape better than a road trip. Seeing the geography and history firsthand is better education than any classroom. The thing is there’s a lot of country out there, and it would take months to see it all at once.// Choose [...]NEW SENIOR TRAVEL SISTER-SITE
http://www.seniorcitizen.travel Jim Becker’s Senior Travel blog is moving to a website of its own. Everyone around here is excited about the new site, and we want to be sure all our readers can find it easily. The new URL is http://www.seniorcitizen.travel. All of the existing travel articles will remain here on SCJ; all of the [...]
The Nature of Research I remember when I was attacking the long and tedious process of research and writing for my doctoral dissertation. I mostly remember the pain and agony of attention to detail. But I also remember my advisers telling me that what I studied had to be transparent, and it had to be [...]LIFE INSURANCE RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
Understanding Life Insurance Life insurance isn’t a fun thing to think about, but as senior citizens or soon-to-be senior citizens, it’s something you know you should invest in to protect your family and your life’s work. A recent Forbes study found that two-thirds of life insurance policy holders admit to having a poor understanding of [...]
Retirement doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. In fact, many doctors will tell you that complete retirement isn’t always good for your health. A better option is semi-retirement, where you continue to contribute to the community while enjoying what you’ve earned — more time for yourself and the family. What you decide to do [...]For the Young at Heart: 7 Ways Seniors Can Spice Up Their Life
Slowing down doesn’t mean growing stale. Whether you’re just about to retire or did so 10 years ago, what are some ways to have an enjoyable everyday life: Unusual Exercise Aerobics, golf and going for walks tend to be the most common forms of exercise among seniors. While great activities, these aren’t your only options. [...]
Discarding Medications Safely Senior citizens are met with the need to discard medications safely for a variety of reasons. Sometimes we need to throw out leftover meds because we no longer take them and/or they have expired. Or we may need to toss them because they no longer are doing the job, and between us [...]THE WORLD OF SENIOR WOMEN
Senior Women Unlimited! There is an interesting response when the phrase ‘senior women’ is searched in your favorite browser. The first articles that pop up are related to senior women and dating or finding a male partner. We find this interesting because it appears to be based on an assumption that senior women are first [...]