Archive for August 2011

SENIORS VISIT YOSEMITE

Aug 25th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

America’s Natural Beauty Entices Seniors I recall once in California asking a bus drive what the most beautiful part of the state was.  He responded and said without question… it is Yosemite.  I have always wanted to visit Yosemite and one day I will.  Seniors, if you have traveled the United States, maybe you have [...]



SENIORS KEEP A GOIN’

Aug 25th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Experienced a marvelous first class occasion the other night. A friend, whom I have known for at least 65 years, put on a one man show called “Keep A Goin’.” It was an appropriate nudge, particularly to seniors, most of the crowd, to do just that, “keep a goin’”.

He has honed his skills over these many years, since high school, when he declared that he was going to be an actor. He has and quite successfully. His persona is uniquely one that brings an audience in and keeps them focused on what he says and does, as he blends harmonica, stage presence, and a string of well known authors, poets and writers who make up the erudite presentation of his point.

He kept the audience laughing



SOCIAL SECURITY TRUSTEES REPORT, 2011

Aug 24th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Trustees’ Annual Report Highlights Social Security Strengths The 2011 annual report of the Social Security Trustees was published in May, 2011.  The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare provides an introduction to the report summary, including highlights from the report: “Throughout our nation’s recent recession, Social Security has demonstrated its strength by paying [...]



SENIORS: SECOND GUESSING

Aug 24th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Second guessing is like wishing… useless, unproductive, aimless and a waste of time and thought. Engaging in “If I had only” or “should have dones” is a pursuit leading only to dead ends. Deciding to put your energy into what you can do and doing it is a far wiser course. So why do we get detoured by reflecting and trying to change outcomes that have already taken their shape and produced their consequences?

Likely, one of the reasons is that we just can’t believe our earlier choice is now completely out of our control. Thinking we are smart enough to have made a different, more palatable choice, seems to haunt us. But the haunting does not alter the outcome. Putting aside a decision, once made, as the one we were equipped to make at the time, is a way to move on. Dwelling on a choice previously made does not in any way affect your own circumstances. If anything, it just makes them worse. “Oh, how



SENIORS TRAVEL TO JAMAICA

Aug 24th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Enjoy Former Hangout of the Famous Situated on Jamaica’s northeast coast, the resort areas of Port Antonio, Runaway Bay, and Ocho Rios (affectionately called “Ochi” by the locals), helped to launch large-scale tourism in Jamaica. Known for its abundant rainfall, verdant landscapes, rolling hills, and jagged estuaries, this region was once the preferred hangout [...]



SENIOR WOMEN: IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH WITH GARDENING

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

Gardeners Have Better Bone Density Every time I have the bone density test, the technician is amazed at how strong my bones are.  She usually comments about the numbers being off the chart.  Then the proverbial question, “How do you do it?  Good genes?”  Not likely.  Rather it’s gardening.// Gardening, whether with vegetables and produce [...]



SENIORS TRAVEL TO MARTINIQUE

Aug 23rd, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Find a Little Bit of France in the Caribbean Martinique is a French island in the eastern Caribbean Sea.   The island is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, and its beauty is matched by the richness of its history. As part of France, Martinique is part of the European Union, and [...]



AARP and NEW YORK LIFE OFFER $15,000 LIFE INSURANCE POLICY

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Guaranteed Acceptance Ages 50-80 AARP and New York Life Insurance Company have once again teamed up to offer seniors a guaranteed acceptance life insurance policy.  Any senior over 50 and under 80 is eligible (spouses are eligible at age 45); you must be a member of AARP.  The offer is not available in New Jersey [...]



SENIORS FLOCK TO THE VINEYARD

Aug 22nd, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Martha’s Vineyard Draws the Wealthy Martha’s Vineyard has been the playground of the wealthy for years, including the Kennedys, Norman Rockwell, Bill Clinton, President Obama and a host of others. The Vineyard as it is called by the locals is an island (including the smaller Chappaquiddick Island) 8 miles off the south of Cape Cod [...]



SENIORS: CHECK OUT THIS LONDON-THEATRE BUNDLE!

Aug 21st, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

SCJ keeps its promise to provide seniors and Baby Boomers around the globe with advice and tips for making your retirement years as productive as possible. We take seriously our mantra, “Your Partner in Productive Aging.” And this post is no exception. Take a look at London Theatre Breaks.

A friend recently asked where she should take her granddaughter for the long-ago-promised graduation gift of travel. We can now tell her, “Go to London and see the best theatre you will find anywhere! And your hotel is included in the package!” This site offers Central London hotel reservations and the best seats in the house for current theatre attractions like Lion King, Mamma Mia, Shrek the Musical, Jersey Boys, The Wizard of Oz, Wicked… do we have your attention?