Archive for January 2009

Just When I Thought…

Jan 30th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Just when I thought Things were going well, I was struck with ill health Life had leveled out, there were bumps in the road Misery could take no more company, another load was dumped on me Things couldn’t get any worse, they did… How often have you found yourself held captive by downers such as [...]



Spend Time Musing: a Time for Senior Citizen Contemplation

Jan 29th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One of the big time blessings of aging is having time to think. Senior citizens indulging in thought is one of the luxuries that has too many enemies. We are bidden by the distractions and temptations which discourage genuine, quiet, and worthwhile contemplation. The patio at our home in Arizona offers the silence and serenity [...]



Seniors Who Hear Voices

Jan 27th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Seniors who hear voices, that is listen to their intuition, are not necessarily “off their rockers.” As a matter of fact intuition is often a well honed skill allowing one to rely on a sixth sense for decision making and problem solving. This, of course, does not in any way encourage making decisions or solving [...]



It’s Been a While Since I Have Been Here

Jan 26th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It has been a while since I have been here. I took a much needed respite over the holidays. Seniors need those too. It is just as critical for senior citizens to change their routines and invite variety as it is anybody else. So I vacated the scene for a while. Now it’s time to [...]



What To Do When: Etiquette Suggestions for Seniors

Jan 23rd, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Many senior citizens know that one of the contributors to Emily Post’s success came when more and more people wanted to know how to behave in social situations. Letters of inquiry launched a career, still a part of Americana. Her answers became legend and law and revisions have been made as necessary throughout the decades. [...]



Signs of a Stroke

Jan 15th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

According to a popular email making the rounds, there are now four signs which indicate the possibility of a person having had a stroke. If a person falls or experiences some other behavior that may suggest a stroke, persons near by can engage the individual in the following test. First, Ask the person to smile. [...]



Jan 15th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Travel

Attn. Adventurous Ladies… An interesting travel site for women is called Adventurous Wench (http://www.adventurouswench.com/?gclid=CJfy25f5_J4CFRMqagodmR_KaA). Here women’s travel means fun, exploring and socializing with fellow adventurers.  Enjoy an adventurous, active vacation for women only – outdoor adventure by day, and superb food and comfort at night.  Perfect for single women and solo travelers — women’s travel [...]



Jan 15th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

  Let’s talk Europe   Reids Guide (http://www.reidsguides.com/trip_planning.html)  is geared toward preparing for and booking a European vacation, most of it applies to planning any trip—whether it be how to find the cheapest airfare or how and what to pack.   I love this site called Travelistic Videos of Europe (http://www.travelistic.com/place/region/Europe) as it provides hundreds [...]



Compliments Come in Many Shapes

Jan 14th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Compliments come in so many shapes. For some reason they seem to come less and less frequently as one ages. My first major assignment out of seminary was in a county seat town in western Nebraska. It was 1964. I was 26 years old, married, but without children. Time in western Nebraska was brief. The [...]



Scams, Spams, Flim Flams and Bunko Artists

Jan 12th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Senior Citizens, because of increased vulnerability, are in a position to be conned more easily than at any other time in their lives. And activities of con artists are on the increase. There are a lot of people in retirement jumping on band wagons these days in hopes of that wagon taking them somewhere better. [...]