Posts Tagged ‘ aging gracefully ’

50 WAYS TO GROW OLD WITH GRACE

Jun 26th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Among the things seniors have to offer is good counsel, solid advice, perceptive experience, insight for living, helpful directions, humility, openness to new life discoveries.

Are you ready for all or any of this? If so, jump in and commit to making yourself over to fit all or most of these descriptions as you age.

Cultivate a positive point of view.

Be open to others whose different opinions conflict with your own.



TRIFOCALS, DENTURES AND CANES

Jan 17th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

As seniors age all kinds of signs appear to remind us of occurrences that suggest change in our physical and psychological state of being. These are often obvious, sometimes subtle, frequently temporary.

Others are daily symbols of our having passed one milestone or another. Just the other day, a two hour respite (?) in the dental chair indicated that enough time had passed that major attention was required. At the same time that is happening, I am recovering from a corneal transplant, my fourth, which indicates that my inherited difficulty with vision continues in my 70′s.



Seniors: Perfecting the Traits of Aging

Apr 7th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Seniors are charged with all kinds of things as we move inexorably toward becomig older. Our behaviors are observed and often commented upon. Our habits or tics are often a nuisance to others or sometimes just a mark of character. Our personalities have begun to settle into patterns predictable, humorous, unique.

As we become more and more aware of those behaviors that seem to uniquely identify us and display our persona we are met with choosing to reinforce those behaviors, discard them, or just leave them alone. They are us. We are they.

To be sure each, of us is guilty of some idiosyncrasies which may be deserving of discarding. But some of who we are and what we demonstrate in our day to day living tells a lot about us and bespeaks the careful making of a character. On occasion, I run into a



Seniors: Getting Older and Smarter

Apr 6th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It is a matter of course, of course, to come to that moment when it is simply unbelievable that we are, in fact, getting older. It is difficult, yea sometime impossible, to project myself as having been around for this many decades. It is stunning to discover how old and handsome and mature my grandchildren are. When did that happen?

Suddenly, here we are coping with the evidences of advanced aging. Our firends and acquaintances are all at the same place. The wrinkles we have earned, the posture we have assumed, the gait which moves us forward all betray our age. We are compelled to move more carefully, to remind ourselves to stand up straight, to keep a smile on our face to chase away those ugly wrinkles.

Every morning, nowadays, I awaken with another pain or the same pain hurting in a different location. I can hear the baby