Archive for September 2013

PURSUING PEACE, A SENIOR’S DESIRE

Sep 9th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

When one has reached the post 70 years, finding that so much is happening in the world over which there seems to be little one can do to change the face of things, pursuing peace is a well considered option.

Excuse the long paragraph, but getting at almost anything these days takes considered clarification. Pursuing peace is no small undertaking, even if it involves only you and your immediate circumstances.

Living in a community of mostly retired folk, I have found that almost everyone I encounter has a whole series of desires worth uncovering. The difficulty is getting past the complaints and negative influences that surface



WILL SYRIA BE ANOTHER WATERLOO?

Sep 5th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Senior Americans have awakened to our right to disagree. For too long, leadership in America has presumed to manipulate public opinion. The proverbial Humpty Dumpty has taken a great fall and there is some considerable indication that putting him/her back together again may not resonate.

The startlingly low opinion that Americans hold of their leaders suggests that confidence has virtually evaporated. There is little in the body politic that seems to stir the American public to a sense of honest commitment and a willingness to be supportive.

Too many have died in the vain effort at America’s imperialistic drive to shape the world in our image. Too



CREATING NEW SENIOR FRIENDSHIPS

Sep 4th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Making new good friends enables seniors to maintain a healthy attitude about living. Moving offers the necessity to make new friends. To seek and find persons with whom solid and healthy relationships can be established enables settling in more comfortably and moving ahead becomes more easily done.

Putting off making friends is easy to do. Getting settled in usually becomes the priority. One move during our career offered the impetus for making new friends. A door was left ajar, thus permitting one of our dachshunds to escape. I didn’t realize then that that was the set up for making new friends. In the search for Zach, it was necessary to inquire if neighbors had noticed a wandering dog. We both found the dog and made new friends. On the very same day we were moving in our priority for making new friends had been



TAKING A HUNTING VACATION? PRACTICAL TIPS FOR PREPARING

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

It pays to do a little research and learn about a destination before packing your guns and hitting the road. Rules and regulations about your guns or bows, hunting seasons, limits and where you can and cannot hunt vary from state to state, so it’s important never to assume that the way you do things [...]



SENIORS PREPARE FOR 2014

Sep 3rd, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

September is one of those months, like January, that offers opportunity for preparing for what’s ahead. It is a hallmark for change and adjustment and accepting new realities. Schools open, families experience an empty nest with college welcoming new enrollees. Football season is in full swing. The World Series readies for its annual moment. Fall in some locales begins its hints of a change in the weather. Even seniors, those who live in two different worlds, pack up and prepare to head for a more pleasant climate, in anticipation of winter.

Folk in those areas, where the leaves begin to color the landscape with their startling hues, begin preparing their homes for approaching alterations in their environment. Raking leaves, mowing for the last time, readying snow blowing equipment, checking for insulation needs and so on.



DIRECT PRIMARY CARE CHANGES FINANCES FOR PHYSICIANS AND PATIENTS

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Direct Primary Care Explained Primary care physicians in about half of the states have become direct primary care physicians. DPC docs set their own prices for medical care they deliver, and patients make monthly payments directly to the physicians. These docs do not accept any patient insurance plans. New concept in the medical care delivery [...]



SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE ‘REFORM’

Sep 1st, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Truth vs Distortion There is a lot of talk (hot air?) in the news media about reforming Social Security and Medicare. Some claim both systems are ‘broken’ and need ‘fixing’. Others quote the dire predictions about Social Security going ‘broke’ by 2033. Medicare is ‘socialized medicine’ and needs to be thrown to the dogs.// What [...]