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CAN 2012 BE BETTER THAN 2011 FOR SENIORS?

Jan 16th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

One wonders if a year that begins with a month that has a Friday the 13th can really be a good omen. We were met with just such a circumstance last week. One is pressed to admit that 2011 didn’t turn out feeling all that great. It was the year of a downhill slide for many in the American cultural milieu.

Unemployment, reduced incomes, challenges to the safety net, radical assertions of what may be next in removing security from the social makeup of our nation, more sliding into poverty and homelessness, severe challenges to the educational systems, concern over health care and its availability, more persons relying on food banks, fear over impending loss of jobs, the spectre of the rich getting richer and the poor staying that way are the ingredients that leave a bad taste in one’s mouth.



Seniors: Maybe Solutions for What Ifs

Jul 26th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The persistent heat wave which has gripped a large segment of our nation continues unabated. The fear of a default, throwing the US economy into doldrums never before experienced, continues to create uncertainty. The possibility lingers that many who depend on Social Security and Medicare may be unable to do so. The radical reduction and cuts for those who need a safety net is under immediate threat.

These are just the biggies. What about the lengthening list of other frightening possibilities that leave more and more persons intimidated by lack of employment, the disappearance of benefits, the cutting back of more and more services?

Here are a few Maybe solutions for the What Ifs that keep coming like the next disaster.