Posts Tagged ‘ respectful behavior ’

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: EMULATING OLYMPIC BEHAVIORS

Aug 8th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Have you noticed at the conclusion of each Olympic contest, there is an almost universal given when each of the contestants congratulate, embrace, affirm one another? The players in the games are courteous, thoughtful, reinforcing of one another. They are, without doubt, ladies and gentlemen on the field of battle. But there is no battle here. They are simply out to prove their abilities, to demonstrate their hard work at preparation, to excel and achieve for the country they represent.

Beyond their abilities, they are persons of remarkable kindness and gentle support of one another. They are teaching us all what it means to be able to compete, to win or lose, and to be gracious. If these are the leaders in other fields as they continue their journey, then we will be better for it. All we need to do is to pick up on their