Archive for August 2012

TRAVEL WEBSITES THAT SAVE A TON OF CASH FOR SENIORS

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

Budget Travel for Senior Citizens Those of us seniors who enjoy traveling, we are always looking for special deals.  We can GOOGLE just about anything that we wish, but sometimes there are a few gems hiding around the corner that get missed.  Senior citizen travelers, a few of these ideas might help you save some [...]



SENIORS: WHEN DO WE GET OUR TURN?

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

Now that the Republicans have wrapped up their convention, and the Demos are lined up and ready, when do we seniors get our turn? Every interest( that may be an oxymoron) group seems poised to state its case, make its point, render its verdict. How about seniors? How about those of us who are supposed to be a big part of the entitlement program problem, but promised to be exempt from safety net issues?

What is boiling, just below the surface, is a lot of stuff that may make our country much less secure, our democracy a fallacy, our future, and that certainly of our children, a mystery.

No matter how bad the Repubs paint the Demos, the two have a lot of introspection and self evaluation to do. The interest



SENIORS JOIN GROUP TRAVEL TO RUSSIA

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

It’s a Big Place Russia is huge. The Russian Federation is the largest of the 21 republics that make up the Commonwealth of Independent States.  Most seniors will find that Moscow and St. Petersburg rate high among tours, especially for the first time visit in that country. VisitRussian.com has a nice listing of tours for [...]



WHEN ANTICIPATING A MOVE, START EARLY

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

If you are retired, even though not yet 65, and your house is on the market, but not yet sold, start now sorting, pitching, tossing, eliminating, selling, donating, giving away and discarding.

Remember how many years it took you to accumulate everything now in your possession. Recall how you just had to have certain collectibles, how you tricked and coerced your spouse into buying that item, how you walked away from an estate sale with more stuff than you needed.

Now, with a move imminent, it is time to bite the bullet. Although closing may be weeks away, start now, right now. All of those Commemorative Pieces, Magazines, Souvenirs now must be redistributed. If, like me, you still have things kept from your childhood,



SENIORS WITHSTAND HURRICANES AND CONVENTIONS

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

Whatever else may develop this week and next, it would seem that those seniors who have withstood what has already passed, have had quite enough. One wonders, in New Orleans and nearby communities, if the lack of shelter and staying in one’s own domicile is a better plan than having a safe retreat? It seems to suggest that “limited government” means “good luck,” “do the best you can,” and “when its over, we will come looking for you.”

Meanwhile the first of two conventions is spelling out its intentions for the future under the Republicans. Limited government and limited assistance, even for those who, with circumstances beyond their control, may face more disasters to come.

Interdependence and the dictum of being



BEST TRAVEL TOURS FOR SENIORS

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

Suggestions for Senior Tourists Senior citizens who love to travel will find these tours are designed just for you. There is a wide variety that cater only to seniors and those who prefer to travel in a small group and most often with a guide escort. Guides are pretty important as I remember on one [...]



SENIORS FIND DISCOUNTS AND NEGOTIATE COSTS

Aug 28th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Seniors Negotiate Costs The Huffington Post recently published an article on the ten costs you should always negotiate.  Writer Alicia Ciccone outlines all ten, and they are summarized here.  Seniors will give a boost to their finances if they learn how to negotiate some costs they encounter. Vehicle Purchases: It’s a good idea to bargain [...]



SENIORS: KEEPING LIFE TRANQUIL

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

Choosing to keep tranquility in your life is one of the surest ways for senior citizens to enable better health. What that also means is to excuse those influences that stir up one’s emotional and spiritual state. Finding ways to keep yourself calm is a discipline that produces rewards and enables a calmer state of mind for senior citizens. Let’s try some ideas that help make that happen:

First thing in the morning: Dismiss any thoughts that may contribute to anxiety. Give yourself a chance to breathe deeply, to think only serene thoughts.



SENIORS VISIT BROOKLYN

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

Things to See and Do in Brooklyn Men climb mountains because “They are There!”  This blog is on Brooklyn, NY because it is there.  There is plenty for seniors to see and do in Brooklyn besides crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. Here you will find 2.5 million locals crowded into dozens of busy neighborhoods and where [...]



SENIORS TRAVEL ACROSS CANADA BY TRAIN

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

Senior Citizens Love Trains Years back senior citizen friends traveled across all of Canada to the west coast via Canadian Railway. Awed by the experience, they said that they will never forget that trip. It has been said that the most spectacular North American Rail Journeys are in Canada. It’s true, the excitement and scenery [...]