Archive for September 2012

MOTORHOME TRAVEL FOR SENIORS

Sep 30th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Senior Moments Blog

We’re on I-20/I-10 heading to our new home in Arizona.  Motorhome travel is wonderful!  We’ll write about it and our adventure when we get settled …  hopefully by Tuesday!  Stay tuned!



ON OUR WAY

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

We are on our way, literally, to a new chapter in our lives. We have discussed here before the wisdom of making changes periodically in our lives. So here we go. After 15 years of retirement living, having moved from Arizona to Texas, we are on our way back to the desert, where grandchildren, our daughter and husband, Sharon’s siblings and our church home are. Hopefully we may coerce our son and his significant other our way ere long.

It is, to be sure, though exhausting, energizing as well. Loaded and overloaded we saw the huge truck pull away yesterday afternoon. There was then no time for nostalgia. Friends dropped by bidding their farewells. A hint of sadness crossed our faces and touched our hearts.



SECURITY SYSTEMS FOR ELDERLY

Sep 26th, 2012 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Security Systems Help Senior Citizens Maintain Independence For senior citizens, independence is of utmost importance. Spending time with family and enjoying all that retired life has to offer should take precedence over worrying about living alone. A security system from a company like Security Choice can also help ease the minds of worried family members. [...]



SENIORS TRAVEL TO DOUGLAS, ARIZONA

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

Numerous Attractions in Douglas Headlines:  “AZ Cowgirl places in national event.” Here’s a new twist for senior readers of this blog. I read in the morning newspaper here in the Valley that Georgia Diez took second place in the All-Around Cowgirl of the Year contest held in Rock Springs, WY.  She plans on going to [...]



PLAYING THE HARP, FACING DISASTERS

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

For those 10,ooo persons who are retiring every day, what plans have been set in motion to occupy your time, captivate your interest, steal your enthusiasm, capitalize on your personality?

My wife’s sister was here for a brief visit over the weekend. Over a leisurely lunch, she shared her plans for imminent retirement. She will retire on December 31, which is also the occasion of my birthday. It pleases me that so many people find occasion to celebrate on my birthday.

She laid out some of her plans and expectations. She has been appropriately developing plans and giving thought to just how she will invest her passing of days and meeting desires in which she has long held



SENIORS COPE WITH HELPING CHILDREN GET THROUGH

Sep 25th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

In this catastrophic financial storm through which so many are passing, one of the growth issues many are experiencing is seniors finding ways to help our children get through the morass.

Many talk of the younger generation, our kids, needing to pay our way when financial stress takes over. This reality is already real. Many are already having to intervene for them. The financial overload, brought on by joblessness, inability to get through the peril of being without sufficient resources, having to come back home to live is already on the heels of many.

It is a grueling time. It is a time of broken hearts and overwhelming sadness



SENIORS VACATION IN EASTERN WASHINGTON

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

Sights Attract Senior Visitors Eastern Washington is the portion of Washington state east of the Cascade Range. The eastern region contains the city of Spokane (the second largest city in the state), the Tri-Cities, the Columbia River and the Grand Coulee Dam, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and the fertile farmlands of the Yakima Valley and [...]



HEALTH INSURANCE SHOULD NOT BE A POLITICAL FOOTBALL

Sep 24th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

For those of us past 65, current retirees, the tossing around of health insurance, as a political football, gives us pause. One speech vilifies so called “Obamacare,” while another extols its virtues.

One 24 hour media blitz tells us that health care will not be touched under the Republican candidate, while the next tells us it will be targeted for dissolution on day one of the new administration.

Which is it? Who and what are we trust? Those whose health issues are significant enough to cause pause and worry wonder. It is no small matter to see the political football being tossed to and fro, and



SENIOR CITIZENS TRAVEL TO KISSIMMEE

Sep 24th, 2012 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Seniors Run Smack Into Kissimmee Kissimmee, FL is one of those name that just has to be investigated.  I love names of cities like that one and I wanted to see what we can come up with for senior citizens in this unique city. You may have already been to Orlando and Disney World, Kissimmee [...]



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 09/23/12

Sep 23rd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Good Morning, Seniors. In 7 days we will come to the end of September, another month’s passing and we will be at the threshold of November. A few days beyond that, well, you know.

Knowing and doing are partners. Knowing means awareness. Doing means taking action. With the moon’s phases having gone through its autumnal routine and winter on its way, by November we will be ready to take the next step: action!

Well, maybe. Not so fast now. I have a little more digesting to do. The debates come in there somewhere.