Archive for January 2010

International Calls for Seniors Traveling

Jan 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to use your cell phone to call home while abroad? You can.  I was so impressed when my daughter-in-law pulled out her phone and called home to Washington, DC.  We were in the Dominican Republic.  I said to myself, wow.  You can do that?  My cell phone did […]



A Grandmother’s Memories on Memory Lane

Jan 24th, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Memory Lane is a street close by and one that I walk frequently.  This afternoon as I meandered down this lane (I wasn’t doing one of my power walks obviously) I thought about our youngest daughter getting lost at 3 years of age within minutes after we moved into married student housing at Ohio State […]



Online Travel Reviews for Seniors

Jan 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Top Ten Reviews for online travel say “We do the research so you don’t have to.”  This site evaluates a variety of travel sites to provide valuable information for planning global travel.  You get to be your own travel agent. You can plan your trips or vacations and make reservations quickly with just a few mouse clicks.  […]



Motivating Charitable Caring for Senior Citizens

Jan 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One cannot but have been moved by the wrenching reports out of Haiti. The charitable response to telethons and ordiinary responses to legitimate requests from recovery organizations have been generous and genuine.

The need will surpass the interest in the tragedy of that awful natural disaster. While the need and attention are prevalent, motivations for charitable giving need to continue to run high. There are numerous means for providing support and aid during this early period of enthusiasm to help.

Legitimate organizations can be identified and checks, text messages, pay pal, credit card charges will be received by those groups. The typical warning is to be sure to check out any organizations, for there are still those, who in



Vaccinations and Health Issues for Traveling Seniors

Jan 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Yahoo Travel has a wealth of information about health issues that need to be addressed by the global traveler.  Go to the Travel Guides section at the top of their page and click on the Wellness Travel bar.  This will lead you to Travel Health and Quick Tips: Staying Active When You Travel that are […]



Seniors: Keeping Occupied on the Road

Jan 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One of the most treasured gifts I received over the holidays is a small, portable DVD device which plays movies, allows me to listen on earphones and ride along (as a passenger) fully entertained. Casually, before Christmas I mentioned my interest in one. And, behold that is what showed up under the tree. They are wondrous little devices, which can do well in a car where one or more travelers can enjoy being entertained. Of course, at no time should the driver be distracted. If that is the case, then a quarantine to the back seat will probably be necessary.

There are other fun things to do while on the road. Sudoku is a game that has caught on and in isolation keeps the attention of the player and car quiet. It appears that ere long WiFi will be available on many vehicles, which



Travel Deals for Senior Citizens

Jan 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

USA TODAY has a section on Travel and it is full of good information for seniors seeking help in planning their next trip. In particular I like their Destinations links. At the top of the page, simply click on this spot. It provides City Guides and 10 Great Places To ….fill in the blank… . Lastly […]



Travel Requirements and Guides for Senior Citizens

Jan 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Global travelers need to begin to be prepred for body-scanning at major airports in the United States, as well as destination cities around the world.  CNN recently reported that 150 new full-body scanning machines are set to be placed in airports across the United States as federal authorities work to close security loopholes exposed by the […]



Seniors: How Serious Are You?

Jan 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

If you pay any attention to your attitudes, disposition, and frame of mind, you may have discovered that you could be one of those who take life very seriously. Be quick to note that this is not a judgment, rather a possibility that may deserve some review.

Serious mindsets tend to , duh, take life much too seriously. They tend to expect downturns in life when none are there. They begin days with a dark attitude. What is ordinarily needed in these cases is some upbeat, maybe lowbrow humor. The counsel of the wise is to



Seniors: Common Courtesy and its Benefits

Jan 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

My gratitude for still being mobile and thoughtful, considerate and aware attempts to manifest itself . It comes out in saying excuse me, when I walk in front of someone in a department store, holding the door for someone not so mobile, considerate of persons who may enjoy a pleasant greeting, aware of others who may be having difficulty with their bags or car door or other demand. Whew, that was a long sentence. But sometimes, when wanting to exhibit thoughtfulness, it just takes time and more breath.

Most of the time, certainly not all, the benefits of common courtesy are repaid and quickly. Sometimes they are paid with interest, that is a conversation ensues and a new friend is made. I know, I know there are those who simply ignore or overlook or even show disdain at any gesture of consideration. What a shame. Common courtesy