Archive for September 2010

Time for Your Flu Shot, Seniors

Sep 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Flu season generally occurs during the cold half of the season in each hemisphere, thus November-April in the North.  The CDC is warning that the H1N1 virus could show up again this season (2010).  Senior citizens need to arrange now to get their flu shots.  The CDC cautions, “Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine […]



Seniors Travel to Nova Scotia

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

Nova Scotia is one of the friendliest places on earth. Seniors are invited to discover the seven regions of Nova Scotia and all the experiences they have to offer. Whether you’re an urbanite wanting to shop and pamper yourself, a history buff interested in Atlantic Canada’s heritage, a foodie in search of the best seafood, […]



Seniors : The Last Thing at Night

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

There is one thing that is more important than anything else. It is, after a full day, to be sure that the last thing you do is to hold the one you love, let him/her know that, kiss with compassion, and turn off the light knowing that life is really good. Some, not having a companion to share that moment, can do so in the heart, sharing feelings of love and respect and appreciation for family and friends who are dear.

The last thing at night is to be sure that that which seals a relationship does so with the gift of shared affection. None of us can be entirely whole without it. None of us is altogether satisfied until we have found it. None of us is honest until we confess that love is what makes life worthwhile, fulfilling and complete. We may go through repeated relationships, some with a spark, some lacking in magic, others with a hint of hope. But it is that one that encourages us to wish for and to offer the last thing at night.



Senior Issues: Mobility, Memory and Money

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

Past 90, there are some common issues which seem to be endemic to aging. Many persons deal with issues of mobility after 90. The requirement of a walker, a cane or even a scooter comes up for consideration. It is not a fun issue. It bites at your ego and begins to raise questions of independence and ability. No one ever said that aging would be all fun. Well, here it is and it isn’t!

No matter what, a candid and honest assessment needs to be done regarding mobility. A fall has the potential of introducing major limitations and handicapping conditions none of us wishes on anyone. A recent survey of the Care Plan for my mother, who has long term care insurance, revealed that the interviewing nurse recommended a Life Line which could be life saving in the event of a fall. While she is in assisted care, if she falls too far distant from either of the emergency call buttons in her room, she could be isolated and



Senior Travel to Canada

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

Well, I’ve gone all around the world, but have not traveled north with you yet.  Why not? I don’t know.  I have been there several times.  A couple with a fish pole in my hand.  Great fishing up there too and those walleyes…  Welcome to Canada will get you started on your visit.  They do enjoy […]



Senior Living: Indifference is Not an Option

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

With the rapid closing of the year, the taking of inventory of what has been accomplished is not out of the question. Ere long, we will be looking down the barrel of another year, 2011. And, with it we will stand amazed at how quickly this one has subsided into history. What was it that I was going to do that I sloughed off? How many of my many months ago goals have I reached? What am I prepared to do to evaluate what this next year, so soon to come, should be like? It is, after all, all up to me.

Idly stepping from one year to the next is not recommended. Indifference is not an option. That is a sure fire way to lose the value of the most valuable thing we enjoy, day to day living, time unspent, hours laid out before us with opportunities to be and do and find new amazing opportunities for living. Allowing oneself to be captured by other controlling factors in our lives is a destructive way to capitalize on the huge gift of a 24 hour day.



Senior Citizens Travel to Vietnam

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

The first thing that most people think of when they think of Vietnam is the Vietnam War (known in Vietnam as the American War). Today tourists are advised to “forget the war.” Vietnam is presently a country any serious senior traveler should visit at least once. Its natural settings, its religious monuments, its local markets, […]



Seniors Travel to Chicago

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

There’s no better way to explore Chicago using the city’s official tourism site than by taking advantage of the multitude of attractions, events, tours, and recreational activities happening throughout the city, every single day. Whether you’re in town for business or vacation travel, you’ll never be bored with so many things to do in Chicago!  My […]



Seniors Enjoy the Autumn of Their Lives

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

Welcome Autumn! There are two seasons which seem to top out as favorites….they are autumn and spring, not counting winter and summer.

Autumn is replete with color and aromas and the sense of getting ready for another year to end. It is that in between time… between the lazy days of summer (if ever that were true) and the season of holidays, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, the New Year (and, of course my birthday, which everyone celebrates on December 31).

There is something so remarkable about autumn… lyrics have made it so, movies have captured its visage, particularly when shot in the northeast, travel beckons to places and sites that embody the flavors of autumn: pumpkin soup and pie, cranberry, maple syrup, spiced cider and fresh apples, slabs of bacon, smores, cooked out of doors, calming pit



Social Security Privatization: Pros and Cons

Sep 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Social Security & Medicare

The Social Security privatization issue is now becoming a hot political potato.  Depending upon who you read and believe, Social Security could begin to pay out more than is paid in by 2016.  The program is projected to become insolvent in about 2037, if no changes are made in the present system.  Clearly some changes […]