Archive for July 2012

PREFERRED SENIOR BEHAVIOR: STAYING ON THE HIGH ROAD

Jul 31st, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Seniors Tempted to Join the Crowd The temptation for senior citizens is to join the crowd, to take the low road, to be a part of the aroused great unwashed. That’s the temptation.  It is not a difficult thing to be a part of the low road crowd.  It is easy to join in the [...]



SENIOR TRAVELERS DISCOVER ST GEORGE, UTAH

Jul 31st, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Senior Citizen Mecca There are so many small towns in the US that stand out from others.  For me St. George, Utah is one of those. I have been through the town only once but was struck with its beauty and inviting atmosphere.  St. George is known for its majestic scenery, mild winter climate, excellent [...]



PREFERRED SENIOR BEHAVIOR: FINDING RELATIONSHIPS THAT ENRICH

Jul 30th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Continuing our Preferred Behaviors theme, today we address the matter of choosing relationships that enrich. Falling into the trap of assuming that things are just the way they are and there is nothing to be done about them, is a rather futile and defeatist attitude.

If plagued with situations that you feel you have no power to control or change, then you are condemning yourself to a pathetic and predictable pattern of relationships, circumstances and involvements that will give ruin to your days.

So the rule is if you are plagued with situations that



MORE WEIRD LAWS FOR TRAVELING SENIORS

Jul 30th, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Look at Laws Before You Travel Recently I wrote a blog warning senior travelers of some weird laws that could get one in trouble if they are not strictly abided by.  So, I found a few more for you to enjoy and consider.// Seniors, you are welcome to the Valley, but leave your six-shooter home [...]



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 07/29/12

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

Start humming a favorite tune. Identify a melody that lifts your spirits. Find a song to which you know the lyrics and begin softly playing out that melody in your mind. See what happens. Whatever had your mind locked up suddenly creates an opening for pleasure and escape from other pursuits. It is an escape of legitimate opportunity.

You don’t even have to pay royalties for that long time favorite. You can hum it until you are weary of it and then move on to another. What a magnificent break. It can be a lofty tune, couched in heavy background music. It can be a light romantic set of lyrics that opens a floodgate of memories. It can be a song you knew dozens of years ago or something you have



SENIOR TRAVEL TO AIX-EN-PROVENCE

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

Seniors Enjoy Aix-en-Provence Aix-en-Provence is a mecca for me. Aix, pronounced “ex” like the letter “X” is located in southern France just north of Marseilles. It is a city that rises above almost all others for me in France except of course…Paris.  Each year Money Magazine selects the most popular city in America chosen by [...]



SENIOR SACRIFICES: GIVING UP THE BAD STUFF

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

As we age, we discover some of the things that might have been foregone earlier on. And, we would likely be better off for it. An example: smoking. Some of our brothers and sisters still insist upon it, staining their fingers, coloring their teeth, shaking the room with a cough. At the time it seemed harmful enough; but now the damage is clear.

Apart from the very bad signal that it sends about yourself and the dilatory effects it has on health and body, smoking is one of the most insidious of the bad things that many refuse to surrender.

There are others. But, at the top of most lists comes this one. It really isn’t a sacrifice at all. The



SENIOR TOURISTS ENJOY HOT SPRINGS WORLDWIDE

Jul 26th, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

The Coolest Hot Springs Believe it or not but there are senior folks who enjoy jumping from one hot spring to another all over the globe. I thought that it would be nice to follow along with a few of them to see just where they find the very best ones.  I knew from my [...]



SUGGESTIONS FOR CULTIVATING GOOD SENIOR HABITS

Jul 26th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Living out one’s life in the most productive and fulfilling ways possible is surely a goal worthy of our pursuit. At the end of it all, having the sense that your life counted for something with others and for the world has to be a remarkable sense of accomplishment.

There are those, and right now we can name some of them, whose lives are rotten at the core. The Penn State folly has delivered to our doorsteps the front page exposé of how bad it can be. No matter what else may have been accomplished, these men who perpetrated a vast and mean game, did so at the terrible expense of others never feeling good about themselves.



SENIORS DISCOVER SLOVENIA

Jul 25th, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Discover a Well-Kept Secret Ever heard of Slovenia?  Scott Spencer in Travel & Leisure calls it a “land of castles, medieval villages, and an idealistic love of the arts that can only be kept secret for so long.”  It was recently highlighted in The Week (p. 29 Vol 12. No. 576). It caught my [...]