Posts Tagged ‘ senior recreation ’

Seniors Travel to Peru

Aug 4th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

I have a boy in my French class from Peru.  His name is Hector.  Great kid…which makes me want to explore with you a great country with many interesting places for seniors to visit.  Peru, located on the western coast of South America, is coastal and mountainous country. I do remember this about the area…guinea [...]



Senior Citizens Travel to Jordan

Jan 17th, 2011 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

A friend and his family lived in Saudi-Arabia for two years as employees of ARAMCO (American Arabian Oil Company.)  Andy is a music teacher and his wife a dental assistant.  They enjoyed traveling all over the middle east and Europe with their two children and twice a year ARMCO flew them back to the states for [...]



Seniors Tour London: Great Online Resources

Nov 8th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Senior visitors find that they enjoy London lots.  First they speak English there and secondly there is so much to see and do in London.  First time visitor seniors will want to see the major sights – Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames and [...]



Elevating Your Mood, A Prescription for Seniors’ Down Times

Jul 26th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

First, if you don’t own an MP3 digital player, go out and find one. Follow the instructions for preparing it with music of your choice. After that, slip it in your pocket, place the ear phones on your ears, push the button and allow yourself to be transported to beautiful audio havens. It will help you ignore and avoid any of the multiple interruptions and distortions available out there. If someone attempts talking to you, just smile and nod, as if you understood, and proceed with your escape from any of the attempts to involve you in someone else’s agenda.

All you have to do is smile. They will never know you didn’t hear them, for that matter didn’t want to, and will move on to their next victim. And, if you break out in a rhythmic dance step, they will just think it must have been something they said. Now, isn’t this fun? The good news is that this method is available for use at anytime of the day, in any environment,



More Exotic and Adventure Travel for Senior Citizens

May 21st, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

Do some “Honing” in with GORP and hone in on the craziest, most extreme, and most remote trips across the globe.  Take a look at their Top Ten Extreme Adventures.  This one: Diving with Hammerheads and Whale Sharks in the Galapagos, just doesn’t look like one my wife would take too easily.  Me either quite [...]



A Great Evening, a Wonderful Win: A Senior’s Reflections

May 18th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

I didn’t like basketball for a whole lot of years. If you had gone from one end of the court to the other, with everyone screaming, and finally realized it was because you hadn’t dribbled the ball at all, you might have felt a twinge of embarrassment too. But now, all these millenia later when that memory has been shared too many times and you know more about basketball than you did then, and you can watch in the comfort of a den on a 50″ screen, things change. The Suns whomped the Spurs and the next set promises to be equally stimulating. It is fun, at a later age, to come to the permission to enjoy such entertainment, skill and wonderful excitement.

Never a sportsman of any kind in any arena, it is interesting that I can give up my poor performance for the sheer joy of cheering on the team of my choice. Never one who ever was able to play, to excel at any sport, I can now



Senior Travel on European Trains: The Eurorail

May 17th, 2010 | By James E Becker | Category: Senior Travel

The best way to travel in Europe? Explore your favorite European destinations by rail with ‘Eurorail’ Passes. Popular for over 50 years, you may take as many trains as you wish with your Eurail Pass. How cool is that! Eurail Passes, also known as Euro Rail Passes, are train Passes for flexible rail travel throughout [...]



For Seniors, Saturdays Seem Redundant

May 3rd, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Because “every day is a holiday” to seniors, Saturdays seem redundant. They are an add on, a bonus, an extra surprise in the stocking. It is a day when absolutely anything you want to do can be done. There are typically no appointments on Saturdays. Physicians take off, other of life’s essentials, like hair appointments, etc can be delayed to a weekday. There is just no need to put one in the vise of trying to squeeze in mandatory activities. Saturday is a void, all its own, in which you can choose to be in total limbo. I have always loved Saturdays. There is a tranquility about them that is hardly experienced on any other day.

For the true retiree, nothing needs to be more important than doing exactly what one wants, in the way one wants on a Saturday. Freedom is free. No demands, no expectations, no “did you take out the trash today.” It is just a day for several cups of coffee, a relaxed breakfast, out if you choose, walking the dogs kind of day. It is a day to let your mind float in space, a day to plan to do something, but not do it if you don’t wish. It



Seniors: Doing Things for the Fun of It

Apr 30th, 2010 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Finding entertainment and healthy distractions can be a daily undertaking. Living with boredom is really an unnecessary state of being. Looking past the boredom to some special ways to uncover enjoyment and satisfaction and fun is an assignment for all seniors. Blaming others for your state of mind, means that your state of mind has no imagination.

In an effort to find fun, I/we are blessed with the presence in our families, immediate and extended, persons and pets who help stimulate such fun. In our 35 years of marriage we have enjoyed pets throughout that time. In turn we have been rewarded with their flights of enjoyment and play. Forgetting how to play is one of the plagues which can rapidly descend on and ruin the golden years. Keeping a sense of humor, finding joy in unexpected places, creating laughter or frivolity in the moment are all ways for us to pump energy and pleasure into our lives.