Archive for November 2010

Holiday Greetings to Our Readers Everywhere

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

The other day I overheard a clerk wish a customer Happy Holidays. My reaction was “What was she talking about, it’s not that time yet.” But indeed it was and is. I had just not clicked in how near the holidays (Thanksgiving, at least) really were. The calendar races by with its passing days so rapidly that sometime I miss a few.

Today, we come wishing our Holiday greetings to all our readers. While it is likely that many of you will not stop by today, what with so many other distactions, we want to add our greetings and thanksgivingg for your attention and visits to SCJ.

However you are enjoying this introduction to the holiday season, we hope your life is full and rich and thoughtful



Seniors: Eliminating Unwanted Mail

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

Living in a gated complex with our mail boxes located at the gate often means carrying along a bag to bring home the mail. The reason for that is the continuing unsolicited mail that comes daily. Even with the USPostal Service facing growing deficits, like everything and everybody else, they continue to give huge breaks to all kinds of advertising and unwanted pieces coming our way. They report that this is one of the ways that helps keep their bottom line a little further up from the bottom.

Sometime ago I decided it was up to me to take action against all the advertising pieces that ended up in my box. The reality hit hard when we were away on trips and we had to sort through all the junk that had been held for us.

It turned out to be a very simple process. Each



Senior Citizen Travel Clubs

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

Let’s talk about Senior Citizen Travel Clubs today.  The senior population in the United States is increasing, and with that growth we find travel groups geared to seniors are springing up everywhere. Seniors have more time to travel, are living longer and spend more money on travel than other age groups, it’s understandable why senior travel clubs are […]



Seniors: Physical Therapy, Worth Every Minute

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

My primary care physician referred me to physical therapy recently, after I revealed my own concerns over issues of imbalance and fear of falling. She was spot on. The facility to which I was referrered turned out to be a first class, well coordinated, staffed and highly professional operation. The therapist assigned to me could not have been more competent, sensitive, helpful and well aware of my issues and needs.

Each session lasted an hour. There were days when I had wished for more. There were nights when I realized the achiness in my bones and muscles. Eventually, it was all worth it. Each session included a variety of exercises which assisted the increase in my strength, confidence and overall interest in committing to and experiencing improvement.



Senior Citizens Tour Austria

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

Austria is synonymous with culture.  Austria is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, attracting tourists not only in summer and winter – which in the mountain regions is almost as busy a season as summer – but also in the in-between seasons. Visitors are drawn particularly from neighboring Germany, as for them […]



Speak Out, Seniors: No Cuts in Social Security

Nov 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Social Security and Medicare continue to be on the chopping block for a number of politicians in Washington DC.  Those wanting to cut these two programs that senior citizens depend upon for livelihood and health care seem to be out of touch with what we seniors are needing, and what the vast majority of citizens […]



Seniors: Making Your Final Plans for Death

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

This is a subject we have visited before. One of my dear friends, having read my column on preparations for death sometime ago, questioned the wisdom of having addressed this subject so early in SCJ’s history. It did not “kill” us. We are still here some almost 1000 articles and thousands of visitors later. So, we have come back to this subject, which, by its definition, is not one many enjoy approaching. However, eventually, approach it we must. A number of authors have helped to make edging up to this subject somewhat more palatable. Some religious or spiritual traditions have begun bringing the matter out in the open for appraisal and deliberation.

Our pastor recently preached a series of sermons on “How to be a Good Dead Person.” An article, based on that series, has appeared here recently (10/18/10). You might want to look it up. So it is possible to wade into the



Seniors Enjoy Adventure Travel

Nov 19th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Adventure tours are not out of the question for senior citizens.  Adventurous senior tourists may enjoy skill challenging activities they find on adventure tours. I’ve located twenty-six adventure tours for you to explore and to consider joining.  Note that a few cater to senior women who enjoy traveling with other women, and who seek the challenge of the unusual: Safari […]



Seniors Return to Retirement Jobs

Nov 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Finances

Increasingly, we senior citizens are returning to the work force in the form of a ‘retirement job’.  A decade ago, that was an oxymoron.  Not so today.  Retirement age in the United States is generally somewhere between 62 and 67.  Many seniors are finding that they may still have a third of their life left […]



Seniors Travel to Australia, Country and Continent

Nov 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors, let’s start our visit today right here with a nice video overview of Australia, listening to Waltzing Matilda.  Do start here. I did and I came back again at the end as it is a neat scene. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It’s about the same size as the 48 […]