Posts Tagged ‘ retirement ’

Falling is Dangerous for Seniors

Apr 6th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Falls.. Leading Cause of Death for Seniors Falls for people over the age of 65 can be fatal. Amazingly, 28%-35% of people aged 65 and over fall between 2 and 4 times every year. The issue is that a lot of these falls cause fractures and interestingly 87% of fractures in the elderly are due [...]



Fitness Plan for Grandparenting

Apr 5th, 2017 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Moments Blog

SCJ has a new friend! He is Paul, a health and fitness blogger at FatherFitness. Recent correspondence with Paul resulted in his offering to write an article about grandparenting and fitness. It’s a great read, so enjoy!
When our son was born in 2009 my mother-in-law retired so when my wife returned to work a year later we had the best child care option. Granny Marje had always been active, juggling three jobs, all involving the care of young children until she retired aged 60. It would have been so easy (and maybe welcomed! for her to kick back, take it easy and settle into a relaxing retirement. Of course we had other ideas for her, blessing her with the task of Granny daycare three days a week.



HomeCare: The World’s Fastest Growing Industry

Jul 2nd, 2016 | By admin | Category: Senior Moments Blog

At this point in time, the US healthcare industry is worth $84 billion and employs 1.7 million people. Employment as a home health aide is one of the fastest growing occupations in the country, with a growth rate of 38% expected by 2024 from a decade previously. On the basis of those statistics, the industry appears to be thriving.



IS SEMI-RETIREMENT AN OPTION FOR YOU?

Apr 30th, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Retirement doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. In fact, many doctors will tell you that complete retirement isn’t always good for your health. A better option is semi-retirement, where you continue to contribute to the community while enjoying what you’ve earned — more time for yourself and the family. What you decide to do [...]



LOS ANGELES MAY BE YOUR NEXT RETIREMENT HOME

Apr 10th, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Senior Finances

Senior Care in Los Angeles is a Great Option Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Deciding where to spend your golden years is a big decision. For many people, the idea of moving to a new city is one that’s exciting. For others, staying close to friends and family might be the better option.// Whether you’re [...]



JOINING THE RANKS OF RETIREES

Oct 23rd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Those 10,000 new retirees a day offer an interesting view of how the world is changing. Markets are more and more motivated by those who are retired or on the doorstep of retiring. The number of commercials on air can be gauged by the theme of those commercials. More and more of them emphasize drug company products. Some have been adequately tested. Others, only one can wonder.

Almost as soon as another disease is discussed and belabored, another “cure” or treatment is available. Has there been ample time given to the possible side affects and pronounced problems that may be associated with this newest “pill?”

We took my 92 year old mother to her new physician for an initial visit



SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

Aug 25th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances, Social Security & Medicare

Get Help to Calculate Your Social Security Benefit Planning your retirement?  Many Baby Boomers at retirement age are interested in how much their Social Security benefits will be.  Some need to know to determine if they can realistically retire or not.  Others need to know to determine what support their retirement lifestyle will require.  Whatever [...]



RETIREMENT LIFESTYLE IN SMALL CITIES

Jul 8th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Small City Retirement for Seniors Every year, AARP publishes its list of best small cities (less than 100,000 residents) to retire in the United States.  It was published again in October, 2011, and we summarize it here for your perusal.  Senior citizens throughout the world enjoy dreaming about retirement in the ideal location. Ideal for [...]



RETIREMENT – CREATING MAGIC HOLIDAYS

May 15th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Last week we took a week off and found ourselves cast in a new environment where routine and relaxation were given new definitions. It was a holiday of complete and utter relaxation where eating out became the norm and sleeping in was everyday possible.

It was a time to be with family, a chance to do some exploring, an opportunity to be carefree. Not often enough do we give ourselves permission to be so free. Not often enough do we open ourselves to such casual and unencumbered expenditure of time and energy.

Magic holidays are moments for total release and complete disregard for set agendas. Finding that one can be released from



PRODUCTIVE AGING IN AMERICA

Apr 5th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Senior Citizen Journal’s(SCJ) commitment to partnering with seniors for productive aging just received a huge boost. The Aging in America conference was held over the weekend (April 1, 2012) in Washington DC. The president and CEO of AgeWave, Ken Dychtwald said, “Anyone who thinks [the boomers] will turn 65 and be the same as the generation before are missing out on the last 60 years of sociology,” he said. “The boomers change every stage of life through which they migrate.” (HuffPost, April 2, 2012)

SCJ has been writing about the influence of Baby Boomers for almost four years now. Average longevity for men and women is now pushing 90 years. Living beyond 100 is no longer unusual. Seniors today know they probably have many productive years after they retire, if they retire at all. We’re looking at a new model of senior living.