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Remember in November 2014

Aug 3rd, 2014 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Moments Blog

We seniors have lived through a lot of elections in our lives. Some of us have been ‘life-long’ Republicans or Democrats. And some of us have voted on the ‘Independent’ ballot much of the time. All elections are important, and the November 2014 election is no different.

The November election is mid-term. We’re not electing a President in this election, and as a result, people (especially Democrats) tend to ignore the right to vote and just don’t go to the polls. Some towns and cities try to address that tendency, and choose a mail-only ballot. Fountain Hills, AZ, made that choice, and all



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



SENIORS: WHAT’S IT GOING TO TAKE?

Nov 9th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Seniors and those on the edge of becoming so, Boomers, and those now taking up the challenges of aging are at a significant and highly challenging crossroads in human history. There is almost nowhere one can turn today which is not met with peril and unpredictability. Unless one is a charter member of the One percenters, it is likely that, being faced with many of the economic realities, one must do some readjusting and reevaluating.

Thus, the question “What is it going to take?” What is it going to take to pull out of this “mess,” as recently labeled by former President Clinton? What is it going to take to address the issues being dramatically posed by the 99 percenters in cities across America and around the globe? This is no imaginary movement. It is fraught with real issues, genuine pain, and forthright indictments about the shape of American life.