Archive for December 2010

Senior Travel to Greece

Dec 30th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors will find Greece to be an extensive country with a main landmass that includes numerous islands (Greece map). Geographically it falls between Italy to the west across the Ionian Sea and Turkey to the east across the Aegean Sea. The epicenter of Greece is Athens, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. [...]



Senior Resolutions: Is It Worth the Bother?

Dec 30th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Edging all the more closely to year’s end, with the prospect of making resolutions, the question looms: Is It Worth the Bother?

Frankly, it depends. It depends on the seriousness with which the exercise is approached; it depends on whether there is a back up means for encouragement; it depends upon your own track record for keeping with something that you have vowed to do.

So, let’s peek inside to see what may be the likelihood of your keeping your commitments.

Do you follow up on agreements or promises made to others? If so, score 25 points. Think about what you’ve agreed to and didn’t do. Think about what you agreed to, and did do. That’s the kind of issue we’re talking about here.



World Travel Sites for Seniors

Dec 29th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors…  Welcome to the most exciting list of tourist attractions and travel destinations on the Internet that I have found for adventure travelers. This directory helps you find information and reviews about activities from sites all around the world. The destinations listed cover big cities, out of the way islands, and small towns. Each region of the [...]



Senior Resolutions: Celebrating Birthdays Differently

Dec 29th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

With a new year ahead of us, one of the inevitables, if we are still around, is another upcoming birthday. Because my own is celebrated on December 31, I will need to wait an entire year. Yours, however, may fall somewhere between now and then and offers occasion to evaluate the shape of your life and what is required in its management.

Celebrating Birthdays Differently really has little to do with cake and ice cream. Rather it allows considering that as one’s birthday approaches so does the opportunity for taking inventory, choosing wisely among those things which need to be kept current, staying ahead of the curve balls that are thrown our way as we age.



Senior Resolutions: Ten Ways to Make a Difference in 2011

Dec 28th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

What would make you feel better about yourself as you approach a new year? What could possibly impact your life in a way that you would feel that your day to day living could make a lasting impression upon others?

Here are ten ways that may suggest options for your being a hero or heroine to others as the new year unfolds:

First: Believe that you have the capability to offer to someone else a gift of inestimable value. What do you mean? Gifts of presence (not presents) to persons who need care and compassion as they undergo struggles, pain and deeply felt hurts that only love can cure.

Second: Persons all around



Free Medicare Wellness Exam for Senior Citizens

Dec 28th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

The new Affordable Health Care Act includes a wellness exam for senior citizens through the Medicare beneficiary program. It is a new comprehensive preventive health exam that kicks in in 2011. The wellness visit, which was included in the new health law at a projected cost of $3.6 billion over next 10 years, has several [...]



World’s Most Livable Cities for Seniors

Dec 28th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Senior Travel

Senior Citizen Journal is taking another look at the most livable cities for senior citizens.  Several thousand visitors looked at our articles about this yesterday (December 27, 2010), so we’ve decided to put a little more research in to the topic.  And here are the results. Vancouver, BC, is clearly at the top of the [...]



Senior Resolutions: Clean and Clear Thinking

Dec 27th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Christmas, after all its preparations and inspirations, has a way of slipping by too quickly. But then, just as quickly we are met with considering wrestling with our resolutions for the new year. For some of us senior citizens, because we’ve done this so many times over the decades, we discard or forget our well-intentioned resolutions. Let’s try on a few this week that may offer reason to be resolute in our choices.

Clean and Clear Thinking is our first of several suggestions.

Making the choice to have your mind free of cumbersome thoughts, clear of



Senior Citizens Travel to Italy

Dec 27th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors …travel to Italy and you’ll never be the same. Stroll the placid canals of Venice, live the dream in a Tuscany villa, or hike the UNESCO-recognized Cinque Terre. The famous boot-shaped country has something for everyone. Languid days and festive nights are hallmarks of this European star.  Art, fashion, music, and especially food are [...]



Critical Medicare Alerts and Updates

Dec 27th, 2010 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Senior Citizen Journal editors and writers are all senior citizens.  We all received Medicare Summary Notices (MSN) recently and discovered some valuable information that we report here. The ‘General Information’ section has the following notices: If you want an itemized statement from your doctor or hospital or any health care provider, all you have to do [...]