Posts Tagged ‘ active seniors ’

DECIDING TO TAKE ON MORE

Aug 21st, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Some days seem to invite sufficient energy and motivation to take more on. More? Yes, more. And, it is that more that one needs to refine and define if it is to have the desired effect.

The temptation of aging is to settle into a deep groove and stay there. The habits of a lifetime seem to take over and rule one’s routine. Routine, by definition, can be its own discouraging and limiting condition.

Waking up to new opportunities and experiences requires a willingness to grab yourself figuratively by your shoulders and shake vigorously. Coming to that moment when realization dawns and one discovers the



OSCAR AWARDS HONOR SENIORS

Feb 28th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Oscar Night Highlights Seniors Did you watch the Oscars?  We did, and both of us were struck with how many senior citizens were honored with Oscars. First, Billy Crystal was the host and he is 63.  Meryl Streep got Best Actress; she is 62.  Christopher Plummer is 82 and he received Best Supporting Actor; he [...]



AS WE AGE: A PRIMER FOR GROWING OLDER

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

Aging doesn’t happen all at once. Margery Williams, famous for “The Velveteen Rabbit,” allows that it takes awhile. Your fur rubs off and eyes drop out. That’s a pretty accurate picture.

No, we don’t learn it all at once. We don’t discover the amazing secrets that come with experience and lessons from our elders and our own stumblings and fumblings as we grow older.

A repetitive surprise that seems to come our way as we age is believing that you are now (state your current age). It seems only yesterday that my age was so much less an issue. It seems impossible that I have been retired (state how long). It just isn’t conceivable that my parents have lived as long as they did or have. It isn’t really true that my grandchildren are in