Posts Tagged ‘ Pope Francis ’

Respect for Elderly is a National Issue

Jun 14th, 2015 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Presidential candidates are coming out of the woodwork now in preparation for the upcoming year of determining who will be the next President of the United States. All of the campaigns will address issues facing senior citizens in one way or another. Social Security and Medicare are at the top of the list of those issues.

Other concerns include financial security, medical care, and the place of seniors in a culture. Related to the latter, a recent Facebook post by the Bernie Sanders for President Campaign caught our eye. It is a quote by Pope Francis, our international catholic church leader and a man who seems to have his hand on the pulse of morality around the world.



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.