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PEOPLE TO ADMIRE

Jun 11th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Selecting senior friends is best enabled by a process of judicious selection. Just look for those people who evoke admiration in you toward and about them. That makes the choosing easy and productive. Persons to admire include:

Those for whom self respect is an essential and primary behavior model.

Those who show unqualified interest in you and your life situation.

Those whose sense of humor is evident and frequent.



SENIORS: OF CANES AND WALKERS AND WHEEL CHAIRS

Dec 14th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Let’s face it, Seniors. Some of us have ego problems. And aging presents some new and interesting challenges with the ego when it comes to mobility. Although ‘ego’ has a clinical definition, we seldom use that one and instead use the term to refer to the way we perceive ourselves. The older some of us get, the more out of touch we become with the reality of our bodies and the limitations we experience. For example, there are a lot of elderly in the world who believe they can walk/navigate safely without the assistance of a cane or walker. Then they fall, break a hip and end up with bones not healing well. That leads to wheel chairs (skip the cane or walker stage) and/or being bedridden… all because their unrealistic self-perception was locked into being able to walk without assistance.

Some seniors may need to be helped to accept the necessity for assistance in walking. The need for a cane is usually identified