Archive for February 2010

Health Travel Tips for Seniors

Feb 24th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Holidays from Hell lists eight places in the world to avoid and tells you why.  Most of us know from wdaily news stories about these Dangerous Destinations.  If you would like more specific information as to the reasons for avoiding trouble spots, simply click on one of these countries.  While one could go on and on [...]



Will We Ever Get Through This?

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

How closely are you watching your resources these days? It feels as if the demands are greater than the resources, stretching the income to meet the outgo is becoming more and more of a challenge. Monthly reviews of the financial picture create the very real question of “Will we ever get through this.” When I visit with perfect strangers, I find them ready to admit that their spending habits have had to be adjusted proportionately to their economic condition. Everybody seems to be trimming back, and yet we were in a restaurant the other day and one of our party observed, “Is there really an economic downturn?” Every table was full.

Unless we are just fooling ourselves, or people are just living it up before the big next big cataclysm comes, there either is or there isn’t as big a worry as we may think. Somehow, I still feel uncomfortable when reaching for the



Senior Citizen Adventure Travel

Feb 23rd, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Looking for a jaunt that will jolt your soul?  How about a Montana cattle drive, a safari in the Ngorongoro Crater or tugboating off British Columbia?  Let’s start off with a nice even dozen suggested by Forbes.    I plucked a few of these off of my Best Travel Websites page and gathered others from here [...]



Learning Lessons from my Son

Feb 22nd, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Post 70, I still thought I was the teacher, the one with all or most of the answers. I thought that I had cataloged life’s experiences in such a way that I could call them up for all kinds of illustrations of what to do and not to do in life’s struggles. Wrong! Seventy is a mile post, not a goal post. So will the other significant points of aging be. Had we the ability to “know it all” life could get both boring and stuffy. Life is not a weekly magazine, it is an encyclopedia forever being edited and updated.

So, this leads me to recognize that my son is no longer my student, but I am his. There are several volumes of recently published encyclopedias (that word is almost outdated) that contain information and new worlds that I know nothing about.



Senior Car Rentals in Europe

Feb 22nd, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

A few years back I was in France for an extended period (8 weeks) and wanted a rental car.  What I found was a offer from Renault. It was a good deal and worked out very well; I’m comfortable recommending it. More recently I rented a car in Paris from Europcar.  They are a large [...]



Ombudsman Offers Medicare Assistance for Seniors

Feb 21st, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Many seniors do a lot of searching and reading when they first encounter the need to enroll for Medicare at age 65.  Others of us find occasional need for assistance in dealing with issues and problems we face in using the Medicare system.  What most of us do not know is that there is help [...]



Online Classified Advertising for Seniors

Feb 21st, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Many of us senior citizens have a number of household items we would like to sell, but feel overwhelmed when we try to get our minds around how to sell them.  Classified ads in the local newspaper are always an option, but the audience is limited.  Garage sales and estate sales may be considered, but [...]



Benefits of Cayenne for Senior Citizens

Feb 21st, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Let’s talk about Cayenne.  We know it as a caliente HOT pepper.  We add it to sauces and soups for the tangy taste, but we don’t use much unless we can tolerate the burn it creates on our palate.  What you may not know about Cayenne is its healing power.  It’s been healing a variety [...]



Grandma’s Best Ever Fudge!

Feb 21st, 2010 | By Jeannine Becker | Category: For Senior Women

It’s the middle of February and there is candy in abundance,  packaged in red heart boxes…makes me think of the fudge recipe that is in my ‘best ever’ file.  My sister gave me this recipe several years ago.   I’ve made it every December and sometimes in February as well and it continues to beat [...]



Seniors: Experience the Unusual in Travel

Feb 19th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

I found another new great discovery called TL Explorer. It is based on the popular Travel & Leisure Explorer Guide finding Great Links and Hot Deals for the World’s Best Destinations.  Explore America, the Islands, the World and more. I encourage you to check it out.   50 Plus Expeditions provides adventure trips outlined on their [...]