Posts Tagged ‘ respect ’

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.



Respect and Honor, Earned and Deserved

Jul 4th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

On this July 4th, let seniors offer our respect and honor to those who have earned and deserve it. Let us find a way to reinforce a sense of genuine, heart felt, non dramatic, deeply genuine regard for those who have shown us how to be patriotic. Not just by waving flags or shooting off fireworks or participating in parades, but through an attitude, a sense of honor, a showing of respect.

Respect has been lost in many quarters. It is not even taken for granted. Little things. Little salutes to pride, to courtesy, to thoughtfulness, to humility. Opening a door for someone at a local supermarket the other day felt good when the usually overlooked thank you was proffered. Little things.