Archive for September 2014

SENIORS ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Sep 24th, 2014 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Social media and the Internet are a conundrum for some seniors. However, increasingly, seniors are using the Internet for a variety of purposes… shopping, news, games for mental stimulation (and just plain fun!), and staying in touch with friends and the world in general. The latter is what social media is all about, and seniors are participating.

Forbes recently reported that senior citizens are living longer, are more active and are becoming more literate online. Senior activity centers and groups focusing on senior activity abound with classes to learn to use computers and the Internet. We have not only become Internet-literate, we are enjoying the variety of stimulation our computers offer. Including social media.



CAREGIVING FOR A MARRIAGE PARTNER

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The caregiving community is growing rapidly, and caregivers everywhere share their experience and heartaches and joys in an attempt to help make it better for others. The need for caregiving tips and information is as great as the need to share one’s experience with others. In the sharing, we frequently find validation for the emotional part of this journey.

Much has been said and written about caregiving for parents and family friends. The relationship that is sometimes left out is the marriage partner. Caregiving for one’s husband or wife has unusual considerations that are not present in other kinds of situations.