Archive for February 2009

Must I Like All My Relatives?

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

Relatively speaking, there are just some relatives that don’t shake it for me. Frankly, I have enjoyed being an only child for that reason, fewer cousins and such to cope with, less gifts to buy for holidays and birthdays, infrequent phone calls and emails to answer. There are just some relatives for whom I edit [...]



Feeling Your Best Everyday

Feb 11th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

From the commercials on television, it would appear that feeling well is instantly available. All it takes is this pain reliever, that shampoo or conditioner, this facial cream or that hair restorer, this exercise program or that diet, this insurance or that, this tax lawyer or that, this automobile or that sleek model, this exercise [...]



Bad Habits of the Aging

Feb 10th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Some ask how I come up with the topics that appear here. Some of them come directly from personal experience, observation, interaction, dialogue, and a lifetime of making my own grand mistakes. Today’s topic is a combination of all of the above. It is a recognition that aging doesn’t mean we stop making poor or [...]



My Big Day is Wednesday

Feb 9th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Before Branson became BRANSON, we were visiting nearby in Bella Vista, Arkansas. At that time we owned property which we had bought for retirement. (I will warn you about such purchases in a future article.) We had slipped over to Branson on one of those wonderful afternoon outings that was supposed to be perfect for [...]



Finding What I Want When I Want It!

Feb 6th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

From among all the topics available to assist Seniors, how does one go about finding the very thing that may be most useful and helpful in a given situation? Search engines are the normal means for seeking out the treasure you seek. They are filled with one line hints, topics, links, ideas, and so on [...]



Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning

Feb 5th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

In an emergency are you prepared with a response plan? Emergencies, like accidents, are unpredictable. They slip up on us when we have little awareness of their sneaky ways. Emergencies are the kind of thing that preparation seems almost an oxymoron. However, for seniors it is all the more critical to make ready for the [...]



Volunteer Your Way Out of Depression

Feb 4th, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

A recent John Hopkins study gives strong support to volunteering, particularly to those over 70. Such studies are worth considering and taking seriously. Boredom and sedentary habits are the curse of seniors, particularly those who are retired. Activity requires a persistent willingness to search out meaningful ways to spend one’s days. Persons who live alone [...]



Hidden Family Treasures

Feb 3rd, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It is difficult to say from among the number of very special human beings who are a part of my life which is the most important! Aren’t we glad we don’t have to make that choice? Spouses, children, parents, siblings, extended family, grandchildren, great grandchildren, significant others, etc and on and on, each and all [...]



Did You See That Game?

Feb 2nd, 2009 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Did you see that game? There were some excellent moments of genuinely professional coaching and play. Except for the commercials, the overall event was stimulating. With all the pre-game hype about the commercials, you would think the game is played for the commercials. And now we find some of the commercials were paid for with [...]