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SENIORS ACTIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Sep 24th, 2014 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Social media and the Internet are a conundrum for some seniors. However, increasingly, seniors are using the Internet for a variety of purposes… shopping, news, games for mental stimulation (and just plain fun!), and staying in touch with friends and the world in general. The latter is what social media is all about, and seniors are participating.

Forbes recently reported that senior citizens are living longer, are more active and are becoming more literate online. Senior activity centers and groups focusing on senior activity abound with classes to learn to use computers and the Internet. We have not only become Internet-literate, we are enjoying the variety of stimulation our computers offer. Including social media.



ON THE DOWNHILL SIDE

Sep 20th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Yesterday in our Just for Sunday article, we spoke of confidence in the public’s’ strength to make a difference in the upcoming election. We looked at the outcome optimistically, if we will exercise our convictions and put down the nay-sayers. It will be difficult to excel, but it is possible. If the negative powers prevail, watch out.

Today, we look to the downhill side. We are on the other side of the mountain, where our momentum will be measured by how fast we run, as we begin our trek to keep from falling, or sliding off the hill.

The downhill side is always a little more difficult to maneuver. Our



FOR SENIORS, SEPTEMBER CHANGES

Sep 4th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

September this year may bring welcome change. Within only weeks, the relief of an end to the political discourse will be more welcome than an autumn rain. Let’s not deny how much rain would be greeted with joy. It just indicates how low we have sunk when almost any change in the atmosphere would be more desirable than what we have been through over the past several months of primaries and other sundry political infighting.

Perhaps we can look toward September, and even more so, October, with the same excitement as children do as Christmas approaches.

September changes may be more relief than we could have thought would happen. It may bring forth a wetter fall, a



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 09/02/12

Sep 2nd, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

In the middle between the Republican’s last big promotion and the Democrats upcoming sale, senior voters are in the throes of deciding which is the best deal. Following this week, most will have begun reaching their choice of who offers the best bargains. Good luck to us all and May God bless us everyone.

Now, for the rest of the story. Life will survive these conventions. Many may be disaffected and disillusioned, but life will go on. Politics, like bread, will be baked every day, sometimes coming out with a fresh, aroma filled loaf, at others not so hot.

Most of us will go about leading our ordinary lives. Many will continue to be optimistic. Some will even get a new jog. Some may find new hope and others will continue in their desperate search for a different tomorrow.