Posts Tagged ‘ senior lifestyle ’

MEDITATION BENEFITS SENIORS

Dec 11th, 2013 | By Guest Post | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

The Benefits of Meditation Past the Age of 50 Growing older comes with its fair share of trials and tribulations. Feelings of loneliness and depression, as well as increased fatigue and a decreased state of health are just some of the issues that plague the over 50 set.// While many of these issues are naturally [...]



TREATMENT OF SYMPTOMS vs HEALTHY SENIOR LIVING

Jul 24th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Seniors Identify Symptoms Physical illness and disease increase with many seniors as we age. Lifelong issues become more troublesome and new dis-ease crops up with annoying regularity. AARP recently published an article about symptoms we should not ignore: pain, shortness of breath, confusion, unexplained weight loss, fever and swelling in legs. The article is a [...]



ELIMINATING JUNK IN YOUR DIET

Jun 12th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

If you think this column will deal only with food, beware for we senior citizens consume junk in a variety of ways.

Junk is ingested definitely by our choices of food and drink we consume. Too much of the grocers’ shelves is dedicated to food, if examined closely, not suitable for our nourishment, dangerous to children, offensive to many health conditions, not compatible to our dietary needs. Overeating is a huge problem for many. Especially the obese. Especially the diabetic. Especially persons whose dietary habits go unchecked for a long period of time. Watch out for Junk food in your diet.

Another ready source of junk being allowed into your system is



A CHRONOLOGY OF EXPECTATIONS

Jun 7th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Passage of time has a way of getting our attention. Before we know it, a flood of changes and reminders of what has happened as we have grown older takes place. One morning, it seems there have been a multitude of wake up calls during the night. Now, in the sunlight of day, we begin to evaluate these stirrings. We discover that the chronology of expectations which have contributed to where we are now have accumulated at our doorstep.

What happened? What were those ambitions and goals? When did the magic of day by day creativity and resolve disappear? Day by day! In that earlier time when life had a way of gifting us with so much bliss, we set out on our course to make a difference. Suddenly, however, and somewhat incessantly came other



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 1/20/13

Jan 19th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The senior excursion to the very popular Barrett Jackson Auction revealed a horde of older persons, particularly men, whose search for meaning continues even yet. There are all kinds of searches that attract us. One just passed by while typing this. It was a Porsche. Others find their satisfaction in meaning and activity in all kinds of pursuits. That’s okay, and as it should be. Meaning is something as crucial to our being as breathing, walking, thinking, finding something to do.

It may also be found in spiritual pursuits. A pastor friend has written a book called “Living the Questions.” It is a desirable and intellectually honest means for exploring spiritual dimensions of living without getting tangled up in literalism. It is a challenge to one’s ability to stretch. We need more of that spiritually,



RESUMING SPEED, A SENIOR’S DECISION

Jan 9th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Lethargy is a senior’s curse. It sneaks up on you when you seem to have little interest in anything, little desire, less enthusiasm, no drive. It takes over. It is insidious. It steals interest. It robs enthusiasm for anything. It lies in wait and attacks just before you are readying yourself to rise from that temptingly delicious chair.

Holidays allow for it. Getting away with being unmotivated is quite okay. Everyone assumes that we deserve the choice of doing little, attempting nothing.

Truth is we often take advantage of a self imposed and unregulated state of downright laziness. We have



PERCEPTIONS FORM ATTITUDES FOR SENIORS

Oct 15th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

A couple traveled to the grocery store to stock up on food and supplies. It was only about a five minute drive, so they took their elderly parent along with them. The store is bright, shiny and very clean. It offers variety in products, including natural and organic food.

As they entered, they observed that most of the patrons at that early hour in the morning were senior citizens doing their grocery shopping. They were casually dressed. Some were on walkers. Others were in grocery store electric carts. Still others (and most) were just shopping and walking around on their own steam. They thought how great it is that these seniors were still living on their own and managing their lives for themselves. A supportive community such as the one they live in plays a big part in



LIFESTYLE CHOICES FOR SENIORS

Dec 1st, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The Importance of Choices for Seniors The driving forces for a life style choice for a senior are:  Good Health, Determination, Satisfaction, Happiness, Variety, Persistence, Humor, and Good Health.// You repeated yourself there.   Not  at all, for lifestyle is dependent on good health.  Period. There are as many lifestyle choices as there are seniors. Those choices [...]



SENIORS: CHOOSING TO LIVE ALONE

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

Choosing to live alone, if you have been previously married or coupled, is a consideration of enormous proportions. If you have become accustomed to the dynamics introduced in a shared living arrangement, living alone can introduce many adjustments. Therefore, considering this option is no small task.

Among the issues to think through and feel comfortable about are:

Do I deal with my day to day living in a productive way, free of needing someone to share it with me? Carefully evaluate your level of need to be around others during the day. Having been used to a companion may prevent your ability to be comfortable being alone.