Archive for December 2010

Merry Christmas!

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

A Very Merry Christmas to all Senior Citizen Journal Faithful Readers!  We look forward to a great 2011, with well-researched articles that we write with you in mind, and many blog posts that show we are your “Partner in Productive Aging”



Seniors: Consider Train Travel

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

Whether it’s the rumble of the tracks beneath your feet or the wind in your hair that gets you going, the excitement of trains — a travel staple for decades — still appeals to all ages. Seniors, when you’re traveling around the world, it’s good to know that there are public transit systems available to […]



Seniors: Thankfulness For Christmas Love and Light

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

With the table groaning with a great Christmas feast, remember to include the condiment of saying grace. Remember to include in that prayer, gratitude for military personnel at home and abroad, first responders, those who clear wintry roads and many others which will occur to those around every table.

Prayer, sending messages out to the creative force in the universe, meditation regarding your expression of Love and Light in and for the world today… all become an important part of giving and sharing Christmas Joy. Expressing thankfulness for people who help take care of the needy, who self-lessly give of their time and talents so others can be cared for, who share Love based on what



Gifts Senior Women Enjoy Giving

Dec 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Our Christmas gift to family and friends this year is a donation to Heifer International in honor of our loved ones.  When I took a look at what some other options might be for the future, I discovered this list.  Thanks and kudos to Nicholas D. Kristof for the research and writing.  Most of these […]



Seniors: What Christmas Means This Year

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

Within the last two weeks we have enjoyed over a hundred callers to our home. While we know many of them, they are not coming principally to see or visit us. Most are making the 15 mile trek from our nearby town to see our honored guest. He is my first cousin. He underwent a nine hour surgical procedure about three weeks ago. It was necessitated for the removal of a tumor in his mouth. He was able to leave the hospital, tube free, in just under a week.

Sharon and I returned from our home in Arizona to be ready to care for him in our home in Texas. He has no other close family who could or would have been able to provide the necessary care-taking. The three of us are our family.



For Senior Travelers: Legendary Lakes in the World

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

The world’s twenty largest lakes are not necessarily the most famous nor the most legendary. Only one of the ten is among the ten largest and and that one has always been a favorite of mine… Lake Baikal the ‘Pearl of Siberia’ or the ‘Sacred Sea’, is referred to as “Ye glorious sea, ye sacred Baikal” in […]



Seniors Discover Another Travel Website: Isango!

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

I enjoy searching for travel websites for seniors that have it all together, easy to access and easy to use. This one fits the bill. isango! is an ambitious young company launched in October 2006 and growing rapidly. They offer both “…consumers and travel professionals an authoritative source of exciting and colorful experiences. ” Holiday tours, […]



Seniors Choose How to Make Christmas Real

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

As the poem suggests, Christmas is only a few short hours away. It is not yet here, but the night before is inching its way, as it always does around this time, to that moment when the mystical magic of Christmas occurs.

When it arrives, all the Santas will have met the wonderful expectations of childhood. By morning, on Christmas day, the miraculous wonders will all be laid out under the tree and the little elves, awaking from their dreamy sleep, will be stirring in their beds, ready to experience the strange creations that it took only one night to produce.



Senior Medical Screenings: A Gift to Your Family

Dec 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Wondering what to give your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for Christmas?  If you haven’t already done so, think about the gift of medical screenings that will tell you and them what issues may be of concern for all of you. When was your last colonoscopy?  If you have pre-cancerous polyps, for example, they can be […]



Social Security: Pension Plan or Entitlement?

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

A lot is being said in national media today about Social Security being a Pension Plan.  And an equal amount of verbage is spewed about Social Security being an Entitlement program (i.e., senior citizens are ‘entitled’ to retirement benefits provided in a program administered by the Federal Government).  Let’s take a look at the issues. […]