Archive for February 2012

SENIOR DETERMINATIONS: SIXTEEN MUST DO’S

Feb 29th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

There may be in your senior citizen catalog of regrets a whole series of things you wish you had done. There may be yet time to do some of them. There will be struggles to decide from among them, which ones you really can accomplish. But, without initiative and determination, it is certain none of them will be achieved. Thus, this article.
For me, there are at least 16 must do’s before the calendar and clock make it nigh impossible to be satisfied that I at least tried.

Here they are:

MUST DO: learn how to do something you always wanted to do, but were afraid to try. Examples include fly fishing, target practice, either with a bow and arrow or a firearm.



SENIORS TRAVEL TO FISHER ISLAND

Feb 29th, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Fisher Island is Tops for Seniors The ultimate vacation destination, Fisher Island, is ideally suited for discerning travelers seeking a world-class resort on an exclusive private island with luxury accommodations. Seniors, if you are looking for a world of exceptional luxury and pleasures, look no further. Fisher Island Club is where only the most extravagant [...]



OSCAR AWARDS HONOR SENIORS

Feb 28th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Oscar Night Highlights Seniors Did you watch the Oscars?  We did, and both of us were struck with how many senior citizens were honored with Oscars. First, Billy Crystal was the host and he is 63.  Meryl Streep got Best Actress; she is 62.  Christopher Plummer is 82 and he received Best Supporting Actor; he [...]



WHY DO WOMEN LIVE LONGER THAN MEN?

Feb 28th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: For Senior Women

Senior Women Longevity Almost everything we hear about and read about tells us that women live longer than men on average.  Best statistics suggest its about 10 years longer.  Eighty-five percent of people over 100 are women.  One prominent article on the Internet suggested it is because cardiovascular disease is worse for men than women, [...]



SENIOR TRAVELERS VOLUNTEER ON TRIPS

Feb 28th, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Volunteer While on Vacation On your next trip, seniors consider this: Volunteering on Vacation . An organization that makes it easy for seniors to plug into fun and memorable volunteer efforts on behalf of Maui’s fragile natural environment. It’s part of a growing worldwide travel trend! Most projects are three to four hours. Choose [...]



SENIOR CITIZEN JOURNAL: GROWING OLDER PRODUCTIVELY

Feb 28th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

When we began creating Senior Citizen Journal, we had no idea that it would come to have such popular and consistent readership internationally. Our efforts, while humble, have come to suggest that seniors are curious and concerned for their day to day welfare and productivity. Rightly so. We are pleased that our contributions are so widely and well received. We are hopeful that they will continue to be. We are committed to reflect the concerns and issues which are part of a senior’s on-going adjustments to aging.

It happens that your issues are the very ones that catch us up in our day to day questions, struggles, interests. The fact is that we have a great deal in common. That is so because we are at the very center of the concerns that are tantamount to growing older. Frankly, aging is a process. And that process engages us in identifying all the variety of issues that present



AS WE AGE: A PRIMER FOR GROWING OLDER

Feb 27th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Aging doesn’t happen all at once. Margery Williams, famous for “The Velveteen Rabbit,” allows that it takes awhile. Your fur rubs off and eyes drop out. That’s a pretty accurate picture.

No, we don’t learn it all at once. We don’t discover the amazing secrets that come with experience and lessons from our elders and our own stumblings and fumblings as we grow older.

A repetitive surprise that seems to come our way as we age is believing that you are now (state your current age). It seems only yesterday that my age was so much less an issue. It seems impossible that I have been retired (state how long). It just isn’t conceivable that my parents have lived as long as they did or have. It isn’t really true that my grandchildren are in



SENIORS VISIT CHAMONIX AND MONT BLANC

Feb 27th, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Ride up Chamonix to Mont Blanc There are places.  Then there are very high places.  Then there is Chamonix-Mont Blanc of more commonly simply Chamonix.  It was the site of the 1924 Winter Olympics, the first Winter Olympics. The commune is well-known and loved by skiers, mountain enthusiasts and senior travelers of all types. [...]



MEDICARE MYTHS EXPOSED FOR SENIORS

Feb 26th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Separate Fact From Fiction, Please It’s time to be reminded about the realities of Medicare, and set aside the myths that some politicians would like us to believe. Political campaigns have a tendency to create a whole slew of fiction, and we seniors need to keep that slew in its proper place. Medicare covers 17+% [...]



LEVEL BENEFIT TERM LIFE INSURANCE FOR SENIORS

Feb 26th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Term Life Insurance an Option for Seniors Term life insurance may be a good option for some seniors, and AARP is offering one you might want to consider. The policy is underwritten and offered by New York Life Insurance Company, partnering with AARP. The email arrived last week, and here are the details:// policies are [...]