Archive for December 2013

SENIORS: DANGERS IN IDOLATRY OF MONEY

Dec 30th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Senior citizens today have lived through enormous changes since our early childhood days. Those of us born during (or at the tail end of) World War II lived through the trauma of depression and loss. We also knew recovery and the joy of life improving. We played with our neighborhood friends without fear of ominous strangers preying on our group. We invented our own games. We had no gadgets to entertain us; it wasn’t until 1953 that my family bought a television set. The radio provided programs for us to listen to, after dinner and dishes. Table games were our favorite activity. Mother taught my sisters and me to play Canasta before we entered Kindergarten, so we could learn our ‘numbers’. Families were the center of our lives and family activity dominated our worlds.



SENIOR CITIZEN JOURNAL RECEIVES 2013 BEST OF FOUNTAIN HILLS AWARD

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: SCJ Announcements, Senior Moments Blog

FOUNTAIN HILLS December 3, 2013 — Senior Citizen Journal has been selected for the 2013 Best of Fountain Hills Award in the Print Media category by the Fountain Hills Award Program.

Each year, the Fountain Hills Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Fountain Hills area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013



THE QUANDARY OF CAREGIVING

Dec 11th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The Internet guides for caregivers are so numerous it is difficult to both count them and sort them into helpful categories. A simple query, such as ‘caregiving issues’, produces over a million responses. And many of the articles offer very good advice for caregivers seeking help managing the sometimes overwhelming demands on their time.

Suggestions for caregivers ring similar tones… ask for help; accept offers of help; take time off to spend with friends; meditate; relaxation routines… All the advice is helpful, and much of it is focused on what to do for yourself as a caregiver. Individual response will be based on individual need and what ‘works’ for each.



MEDITATION BENEFITS SENIORS

Dec 11th, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

The Benefits of Meditation Past the Age of 50 Growing older comes with its fair share of trials and tribulations. Feelings of loneliness and depression, as well as increased fatigue and a decreased state of health are just some of the issues that plague the over 50 set.// While many of these issues are naturally [...]