Archive for March 2010

Is Recirculated Air on Flights More Dangerous for Seniors?

Mar 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Are the risks for seniors contracting an illness, such as cold or flu, from air travel increased because of recirculated air?  Many senior citizens love to travel, especially with the convenience and efficiency of airplanes.  But the concern for being exposed to colds and flu keep some of us from getting on an airplane any […]



Trust Violated and Broken

Mar 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The raging tempest in the Roman Catholic Church over abuse has brought low the once mighty institution whose presence once seemed without blemish. Of course, for decades, the Church has been met with confrontations questioning its integrity and that of its leadership. It is now time to “fess up.” The Church has seemed to harbor literally hundreds of priests while denying the violation of hundreds of victims for decades. No amount of apology or evasion will do. It is time to clean house.

And cleaning house will require radical decisions and active initiatives to cleanse the Church of its willingness to look the other way for so long. Respect and honor is due only to those who live by the standards that earn respect and honor. Wearing brightly colored cassocks and chasubles do not a priest make. Standing before a congregation speaking in clerical tones does not a religious expositor make.

The Roman Catholic Church has, for centuries, played on the superstitions and myths of a religion that



Senior Travel Like a Localyte

Mar 26th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Spotted by Locals invites seniors to experience cities like a local.  Check out a few of these and if you find that you like the format, go to the main site.  Amsterdam  Antwerp   Athens   Barcelona   Berlin    Brussels    Budapest   Copenhagen    Geneva   Hamburg    Lisbon    London    Madrid   Milan    Paris    Prague   Rome    Rotterdam   Stockholm   Vienna    Zagreb   Zurich The Leading […]



Top Ten Travel for Senior Citizens

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

Away.com is an awesome link for Senior Travelers. I admit that I do like to read the Top Ten of just about anything and this site has a lot of these.  Here are a few examples with more to explore once you open the page.  Some ideas on these pages may provide interesting travel options for […]



Health Care: a Universal Need, an Unselfish Act

Mar 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Since Theodoare Roosevelt, efforts have been made to put universal health care in place. Harry Truman attempted it. The Nixon and Clinton administrations tried and failed. America is better than that. Apart from food, and shelter, there is nothing so basic as health care. The arguments against have been largely motivated by political and lobbying persuasions which do not take into account the millions who have and would be overlooked if it were not passed.

It is past time for America to demonstrate that it is a caring country, dedicated to the welfare of its people who keep the country running. Unemployment and lack of health care are two key elements which will do much to bring our country to its knees. It is not too much to ask to find the ways and means to protect America from falling into the abyss of indifference and disregard of its people. Sloganeering and invective do not cement a country’s desire and ability to demonstrate unity.



Seniors: Dealing with Depression

Mar 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Because of the variety of dynamics which creep into the senior’s life, it is easy to be invaded by depression. However, it needs to be said that seniors do not have an exclusive hold on depression. Its signs, signals and symptoms show up in every age group. They can be as severe and difficult to treat as is true with older persons. Depression lurks in persons employed, unemployed, married, single, divorced, widowed, with or without children, with or without a significant physical illness. It is both unpredictable and often requires both therapy and medication for treatment.

One of the major pitfalls in dealing with depression is assuming that depression will just go away. Some persons seem to operate as if they are in charge of their depression. The numbers of persons dealing with it would be much less if that were true. Much of depression is chemically induced. It finds its home in the brain and nestles there feeding an individual’s despair. Depression is



Senior Travel to Mayan Mexico and San Miguel de Allende

Mar 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Mexico Travel is a site loaded with travel information and vacation guides. Discover the fascinating world of Mexico. There are several hidden treasures just waiting to be explored.  Ancient Aztec pyramids, authentic foods and fantastic shopping. Whether you are a senior looking to visit past civilizations or simply lay on the beach and work on […]



Destination Travel for Senior Citizens

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

 I’d like to refer you to the new Midwest Living Travel Web Site. It’s your online destination for good free travel information. Choose from hundreds of destinations, cruises and package deals. Another page on the site is Family Travel Finder.  It helps senior users discover vacation ideas based on their personal interests.      Southern Living has many […]



Retirement: Developing a Plan B

Mar 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

If some of the prognosticators are correct…that the world is facing a catastrophic series of events, including its ultimate demise, perhaps having a Plan B is not too bad an idea. Of course, if a great deal of energy and expense are plowed into such a plan and nothing eventuates, you may look awfully silly. When the calendar shifted in 2000, many were of the opinion that Armageddon was on the horizon. It wasn’t and many were left with stocked pantries that are still being used.

This is not to say that preparation is a bad idea. It is to caution being reasonable, not panic, and allow for ordinary stocking up as one would in the path of a major snow storm, as has happened this winter. Being without essentials, including electricity, is not a pleasant experience, even for a short period. But imagining that we are going into the next dark age by buying all the candles in a store will neither keep you



Senior Travel to Argentina

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

My wife and I have an “Argentine Son”(Alejandro) who lived with us for two years while finishing his high school education in the United States.  Upon graduation we traveled with him to his hometown in Corrientes, Argentina.  It was our first trip to South America and we dearly loved the experience. We spent a month with his […]